Toast event attendees are, from left, Toast Committee member and event MC Molly Crown, Toast Event Chair Megan Del Priore; Jonathan Teitelbaum, MD, MMC Chair of Pediatrics; evening, Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP, special advisor to the health commissioner and medical director of clinical and academic excellence for MMC; President and CEO Eric Carney; Vice President of Development Caitlin Olson; and Claire Knopf, MMC Foundation Board Chair.
Long Branch, New Jersey, November 10, 2022 — Approximately 100 guests recently gathered at Triumph Brewery in Red Bank to “raise a toast” to children’s health in the community at Monmouth Medical Center’s (MMC) annual Cheers to Children’s Health event.
Due to restrictions during the pandemic, the event, which raised more than $100,000 in support of pediatric services at MMC’s Unterberg Children’s Hospital, was held in person for the first time since 2019. It also honored former MMC Pediatrics Chair Dr . Meg Fisher, who currently serves as special advisor to the health commissioner and medical director of clinical and academic excellence at MMC.
“It’s been a few years since we’ve been able to come together and actually ‘raise a toast’ to children’s health, but over the past two years, community support has remained strong,” said Caitlin Olson, regional vice president of development. “During the pandemic, we introduced a series called Meg Talk featuring our very own Dr. Meg Fisher, and I want to thank her and her colleagues for providing us with an educational forum that provided important information in such unprecedented times.”
Eric Carney, president and CEO of MMC and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, noted that throughout her 20-year career at MMC, Dr. Fisher has been a true friend and trusted advisor to the hospital and medical staff, as well as the community .
“A valued ambassador for MMC, Dr. Fisher has brought an unmatched level of enthusiasm and unwavering support to everything we do, and has always been extremely generous in sharing her time and expertise with our community,” he said. “During her tenure, Monmouth Medical Center was licensed in 2006 by New Jersey as the official children’s hospital for Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and under her leadership, Unterberg Children’s Hospital expanded the spectrum of our widely recognized services for children.”
The evening also included an update from MMC Pediatrics Chair Dr. Jonathan Teitelbaum on pediatric subspecialty services offered at MMC’s Anne Vogel Center for Family Care and Wellness, which opened this spring at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.
Cheers to Children’s Health is presented by the MMC Children’s Hospital Leadership Council, which is led by a group of individuals who serve as ambassadors for the hospital through education and local events that support Monmouth Medical Center’s commitment to pediatric excellence. Their mission is to educate the community about the services offered at the hospital, develop philanthropic relationships, and promote the health and well-being of children in the community.
“A healthy community starts with the health of our children, and I want to thank the Children’s Hospital Leadership Council and Event Chair Megan Del Priore for all their hard work on behalf of Unterberg Children’s Hospital,” Carney said. “Philanthropy is a critical part of ensuring that the care we provide for children in our community continues to be the best and most advanced, and we are so grateful to them for investing in our future so that we can make the future of our the children of the community are better.”
To learn more about ways to support pediatric services at MMC, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/monmouth-medical-center/giving.
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