Press Release

For Immediate Release
Nov 3, 2008
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh  

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Receives $100,000 Gift In Support Of Expansion and Renovation Project


Neptune, NJ - The Hope for Children Foundation of New Jersey is making a generous gift of $100,000 to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in support of its expansion and renovation project, Transforming Care. The commitment will be made to hospital administration during the Hope for Children Foundation's Annual Fundraiser, being held on November 7.

"The Hope for Children Foundation truly cares about the health of the children in this community and continues to make a difference in their lives," says Steven Kairys, M.D., Chair of Pediatrics at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital. "We are truly grateful for their tremendous generosity and support of K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital."

Hope for Children is a group of young professionals, entrepreneurs and parents in Monmouth County who work together to raise funds with the end result of making a significant positive difference in the lives of children in the community.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital as a primary beneficiary of our 4th Annual Hope for Children Gala," says Eric Hinds, Hope for Children Board Member. "Reaching out to the children of Monmouth County is our mission and supporting the hospital is in perfect alignment with our goals."

On an annual basis, Hope for Children carefully identifies an established charitable organization that will benefit from the annual fundraiser and dinner dance. Over the past three years, Hope for Children has donated more than $375,000 to local charities that serve the children of Monmouth County.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit university teaching and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital – the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast and is home to the only trauma center and nationally-designated stroke center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiac care and surgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, and advanced women's and children's health services.