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Monmouth Medical Center Foundation’s Honors Awardees at 43rd Annual Crystal Ball Gala


Annual Event Benefits Programs and Services at Monmouth Medical Center

Monmouth Medical Center Foundation will host its much anticipated 43rd Annual Crystal Ball Gala on Saturday, May 9 at Brookdale Community College to honor the generosity and commitment of leaders in medicine and the community while celebrating Monmouth Medical Center's achievements and continued growth.

This year, the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation will honor a number of outstanding humanitarians who provide extraordinary leadership to Monmouth Medical Center, including George C. Davis, M.D., pulmonologist and past president of Monmouth Medical Center's 900-member medical and dental staff, and longstanding supporters of Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, Michael and Nancy Del Priore.

"This annual celebration provides an opportunity to recognize the individuals working tirelessly to make a difference every day in the lives of those within Monmouth Medical Center and the greater community. It is through their passion, dedication and generosity that Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation are able to continue delivering high-quality health care to those we serve," said Tara F. Kelly, Vice President, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation.

Recipient of the Physician Leadership Award, Dr. Davis has been teaching future generations of doctors by providing lectures to nursing staff, medical and surgical residents and the Barnabas Health ICU Leadership Committee for more than 40 years. As a critical care specialist, he served as medical director of the critical care unit, as well as section chief of pulmonary medicine for more than 15 years. As medical director, Dr. Davis was instrumental in the implementation of a number of best practices for the benefit of patients. In 2004, he introduced multidisciplinary rounds that allowed nurses to provide input on the best way to care for individual patient needs.

Dr. Davis earned his pre-med degree from Pennsylvania State University and earned his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College, Monmouth Medical Center's Philadelphia-based teaching affiliate, which is now known as Drexel University College of Medicine. His residency training was completed at Monmouth Medical Center, where he based his entire professional career. In 2009, Dr. Davis was elected to a term as president of the medical and dental staff.

Dr. Davis was the recipient of the 2013 APPLE Award by the Trenton-based Institute for Nursing, which is awarded to physicians who are supportive of nurses and patient advocacy that is the foundation of nursing. Additionally, he was selected as Top Doctor-New York Metropolitan Review from 2002 through 2010, Teacher of the Year for the Medical Department in 2005, 2007 and 2009, and Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

This year, Michael and Nancy Del Priore will be honored with the Community Leadership Award for their outstanding dedication and support of Monmouth Medical Center, the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation and the greater Monmouth County community.

Michael, a member of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees for more than 22 years, and Nancy have helped recruit other members to the Foundation Board, supported and attended many of the hospital's and Foundation's events and contributed significantly to two separate capital campaign building projects including donating the funds for the reception area in the Leon Hess Cancer Center in memory of Marjorie and Charles Fisher as well as donating the reception area in the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center in memory of Adeline and Richard Stephens.

Michael retired from J&W Seligman after 25 years as managing director in 2008. While at Seligman, he was responsible for many aspects of the institutional investment management business and helped expand the firm's international business. His affiliations included a charter membership in the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives and affiliate memberships in the Council of Institutional Investors, National Association of State Treasures, National Council of Public Employees Retirement Systems, National Association of Security Professionals and the National Council of Teacher Retirement Systems.

Now living in Sail Fish Point Florida, the Del Priores support a wide range of organizations through their generous philanthropy, in addition to Monmouth Medical Center and the Foundation. Nancy serves as a trustee of Sailfish Point Foundation in Stuart, Fla. and is a sustaining member of the Junior League. She has served as president of both the Junior League of Monmouth County and the State Council of the New Jersey Junior Leagues, as well as president of the Board of Trustees of Family and Children's Service and a trustee of the Monmouth County Historical Society, Monmouth Day Care Center, Monmouth Conservation Foundation and Community YMCA Foundation.

The Monmouth Medical Center Foundation was created to support Monmouth Medical Center, and its accomplishments are funded through contributions from individuals, corporations and other donors for state-of-the-art equipment, facility improvements and programs. Proceeds from the Gala directly benefit hospital programs and services.

The 43rd Annual Crystal Ball Gala will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at The Robert J. Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College, located at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, N.J. To purchase a ticket or reserve a table for the Crystal Ball or for more information, please call the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation at (732) 923-6886 or visit

PHOTO: Michael and Nancy Del Priore, recipients of the 2015 Crystal Ball Community Leadership Award.

PHOTO: George C. Davis, M.D., pulmonologist and past president of Monmouth Medical Center's 900-member medical and dental staff and recipient of the 2015 Crystal Ball Physician Leadership Award.

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