Long Branch, N.J.--The Rotary Club of Long Branch recently made a donation of $11,500 in support of pediatric programs to The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. The funds were raised at the Rotary’s Annual Awards and Installation Dinner on June 14, 2007 at Ocean Place, Long Branch.
“I am honored and grateful to accept this record-breaking donation from the Rotary,” says Margaret C. Fisher, M.D., FAAP, Medical Director of The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. “Our collaboration with the Rotary results in the support of many important programs and services at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. We greatly appreciate their long time support.”
Over eight decades, the Rotary Club of Long Branch has participated in many charitable functions and support of pediatric health, including the start-up of the Ronald McDonald House at The Children’s Hospital of Monmouth Medical Center.
"The Rotary Club of Long Branch feels very fortunate to be able to honor Dr. Fisher and to support The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center for the outstanding service that they have provided to the children in this area,” says Paul Peacock, President 2007-2008, Rotary Club of Long Branch. “The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self”, and certainly Dr. Fisher and The Children’s Hospital exemplify this."
Medical Director Honored by Rotary
In addition to supporting the programs at The Children’s Hospital, the Rotary also honored Dr. Fisher at the Installation Dinner where she was given the annual Community Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary dedication to “service above self.” Dr. Fisher received an Assembly Resolution by Assemblyman Steve Corodemus that recognized and commended her “meritorious record of service and commitment to her patients and the community” and extended best wishes for Dr. Fisher’s “continued success and happiness.”
Dr. Fisher is a highly regarded pediatrician amongst her peers nation-wide and current Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section of Infectious Diseases and twice a member of the Committee of Infectious Diseases (Red Book Committee), Dr. Fisher helps establish national guidelines and standards for quality health care for children and adolescents. She was recently named as a New Jersey “Top Doc” in the area of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
“We felt it was important to publicize and support the critical services that Dr. Fisher and The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center provide to coastal New Jersey children,” says Monika Mazurczyk, President 2006-2007, Rotary Club of Long Branch,” says Monika Mazurczyk, President 2006-2007, Rotary Club of Long Branch.
The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
More than 130 pediatricians are affiliated with the Monmouth Medical Center’s pediatric attending staff; and more than half are subspecialty trained. The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center has extensive subspecialty outpatient services for children with chronic illnesses such as thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, neurological disorders, asthma and other respiratory problems. For a referral to a pediatrician or specialist from The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, please call 1-888-724-7123.
CONTACT: Beth Salamon
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