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Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation’s Annual Flavors of the Jersey Shore Food & Wine Festival Benefits Cancer Services

11/03/2014

More than 300 guests gathered recently to support the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation at its annualFlavors of the Jersey Shore Food and Wine Festival at Pine Belt Chevrolet of Lakewood. Proceeds from the event, held in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will support cancer services at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.

The event featured more than 35 food and beverage vendors from across the Jersey Shore region, including the VIP Food Salon Experience provided by celebrity chef Joe Leone, whose Point Pleasant-based Italian Specialty Store & Catering business has become the premier Italian culinary experience in the area.

"Not only is our annual event a great opportunity to taste a variety of food and wine choices from around the region, but it's also a fun way to connect with others from the area while supporting a worthy cause," said Denice Gaffney, Vice President, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation.

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Regional Cancer Center provides a full range of treatment for all stages and sites of cancer, including medical and surgical oncology, imaging services and support programs. The Cancer Center offers an array of support services such as nutrition counseling, hospice and home care, social services and pastoral and spiritual services to address the needs of cancer patients and their family members. In addition, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus offers outpatient hematology and oncology services through the Howell Outpatient Center in collaboration with Monmouth Medical Center.

For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.

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Flavors of the Jersey Shore Food and Wine Festival event co-chairs Mary Clark of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Toms River and Rob Sickel of Pine Belt Chevrolet of Lakewood with Denice Gaffney, Vice President, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation.

About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.

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