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Star Athletes Visit Patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

08/19/2014

Pediatric patients at The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center received a special visit recently when members of the NJ/NY Track Club, a professional track and field team comprised of post-graduate runners, stopped by the hospital to bring smiles to children. Among the visitors were athletes Travis Mahoney of Old Bridge and Lauren Penney of Highland Park, winner among women competing in the Belmar Chase.

Sponsored by Barnabas Health, the state's largest health care delivery system, the annual Belmar Chase 5K was held on August 9, bringing together more than 1,200 runners, including a group of New Jersey politicians and an Olympian. A Kids Chase, a series of non-scored races for kids, was held on August 8 on the beach in Belmar. Each age group from 2 to 14 had its own heats, and there will be competitive races for 9- and 10-year old boys and girls that crowned the Fastest Boy in Belmar and the Fastest Girl in Belmar.

PHOTO: Members of the professional NJ/NY Track Club visited The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in conjunction with the annual Belmar Chase. Among the runners from NJ/NY Track Club who visited the hospital were Travis Mahoney of Old Bridge and Lauren Penney of Highland Park, winner among women competing in the Belmar Chase, pictured here visiting 9-year-old patient Selena Thompson of Long Branch.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Reporthas recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.

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