Section: Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation Hosts Annual Humanitarian Gala on June 3

05/23/2017

Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will host its Annual Humanitarian Gala on Saturday, June 3 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. This year’s gala theme is “The Wizard of Oz.”

Each year the foundation honors members of the hospital community whose philanthropy and leadership contributions have furthered the success of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC). The Foundation will present the 2017 Humanitarian Award to Andrew Harrison, MD and Charles Markowitz, MD, JD. Special recognition will be provided to community partner, Bikur Cholim.

Dr. Harrison, who is board certified and sports fellowship trained, is the Chief of ​Orthopedics and a member at large of the Executive Committee at MMCSC. He has extensive experience in basic orthopedics as well as sports and work-related injuries, including knees, shoulders, elbows and ankles. He has served as the team physician for the Lakewood BlueClaws, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, the New Jersey Shore Cats Basketball League and Ocean County College.

Dr. Markowitz is the Medical Director of Rehabilitation for Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. He oversees inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, and provides care planning guidance for the geriatric inpatient unit. He also played an integral role in developing the outpatient Oncology Rehabilitation Program and the inpatient Mobility Program. Dr. Markowitz previously served as Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus for 27 years.

Founded in 1991, Bikur Cholim of Lakewood was created to assist members of the Lakewood

community going through medical challenges. Bikur Cholim now services most of the NJ area hospitals. It assists with the physical and spiritual well-being of patients and their families with food pantries that are restocked daily, as well as comfortable Shabbos accommodations for patient’s families directly across the street from area hospitals including Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. Last year, Bikur Cholim partnered with MMCSC and Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch to provide patients, visitors and guests shuttle bus transportation to and from each hospital.

“We are proud to recognize this year’s award recipients for their dedication and commitment to Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus and our community,” said Denice Gaffney, Vice President of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation. “We praise these compassionate and thoughtful individuals for going above and beyond their job and impacting so many lives.”

This elegant evening will include dinner, dancing and cocktails. The Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club is located at 20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale. Tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased online or by calling the Foundation at 732-886-4438. Sponsorship opportunities are still available as well.

The Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation was created to support the hospital and the programs and services it provides. The Foundation’s accomplishments are funded through contributions from individuals, corporations and other donors for state-of-the-art equipment, facility improvements and programs. The Foundation appreciates the support of thousands of friends who not only raise funds for the hospital, but also serve as “ambassadors” in the community.

About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. An RWJBarnabas 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 has converted to all private rooms, which makes 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.rwjbh.org/monmouthsouth.

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