Bill Arnold, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center, pictured with
Frederic Pachman, AHIP, Director of the Altschul Medical Library at Monmouth
Medical Center, was recognized as Community Honoree at the 2016 Southern
Monmouth Good Scout Reception, held October 13 at Spring Lake Manor in
LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Monmouth Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Arnold
was recently recognized by the Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America
as its Community Honoree at the Southern Monmouth Good Scout Reception.
Arnold received the 2016 Southern Monmouth Good Scout Award at the event,
held on October 13 at Spring Lake Manor in Spring Lake.
“Monmouth Medical Center is proud to partner with the Boy Scouts
and I sincerely thank them for choosing Monmouth Medical Center and me
for this special award,” Arnold said. “I commend the Monmouth
Council, Boy Scouts of America, for helping to build good citizens and
strengthen our communities, which is not an easy task in this day and
age. As a hospital, we share similar goals to be the best we can be for
ourselves and our community members.”
“Scouts know how to develop an idea to positively affect change,
determine all the necessary steps, prepare for contingencies and put together
an action plan to achieve their goal. This is a model that my team and
I strive to follow as we work to achieve our goals and provide outstanding
care to our community,” he continued.
The Good Scout Award is presented annually to those who exemplify the ideals
of the Boy Scouts of America in their daily lives as outlined by the Boy
Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for outstanding contributions
to Scouting and/or service and leadership to their community. In addition
to Arnold, Catharine S. Oliver, president of Hollybrook, LLC, was recognized
at the event. Proceeds from the Southern Monmouth Good Scout Reception
help to support the Scouting program, which serves nearly 7,000 youths
throughout Monmouth County.
As two early institutions of the region, Monmouth Medical Center, the first
hospital at the Jersey Shore, and Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America,
the oldest council in New Jersey, share a long history with connections
and benefactors dating back to the early part of the 20th century. The
Housman family of Elberon donated the land and dining hall for former
Boy Scout camp Camp Burton as well as funds for the Steinham-Housman Building
at the hospital, while Mr. and Mrs. E. Murray Todd, for whom the hospital’s
E. Murray Todd Building is named, also donated Todd Lodge at Forestburg
Scout Reservation, the Boy Scout Camp in New York owned by Monmouth Council.
Additionally, early Boy Scout champion Sigmund Eisner, owner of the Sigmund
Eisner Company, was the exclusive manufacturer of uniforms for Boy Scouts
of America for decades. His son Monroe not only continued the family’s
philanthropic support for the Boy Scouts, he was actively involved with
Monmouth Medical Center, serving on the Board of Governors for many years.
The Winone J. Eisner Pavilion at Monmouth Medical Center was named for