Press Release

For Immediate Release
Dec 14, 2012
Contact : Maureen Gillespie, Manager, Public Relations  
732-776-4166
mgillespie@meridianhealth.com

Jersey Shore to provide free health screenings at 
Manasquan United Methodist Church’s Hurricane Sandy Meal Service

 

Neptune, NJ -  Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be conducting free health screenings on Friday, December 14 at Manasquan United Methodist Church (MUMC) during the church’s daily meal service for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The screenings, including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, body mass index, pulse and stroke risk assessment, will be offered to all, and walk-ins are welcome.  

The daily meal service, initiated by the Manasquan United Methodist Church (MUMC), with generous support from local businesses and citizens, has helped feed between 75 and 350 people every day since November 4.  The committed group has also prepared dinners for the National Guard troops patrolling the Manasquan beachfront.  The idea to incorporate health screenings came from Jersey Shore Community Advisory Committee vice-chair and MUMC parishioner Steve Bumbera, who says, “Hurricane Sandy has taken a huge toll on residents in the Manasquan area, and many people have put their health on the backburner since the storm. We are delighted that Jersey Shore is providing easy-to-access basic health care screenings for those who are dealing with so much.”   

Date:           Friday, December 14, 2012
Time:          4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location:    Manasquan United Methodist Church

                     23 Church Street

                     Manasquan

About Jersey Shore’s Community Advisory Committee:
The CAC is committed to helping make a difference in the communities served by the hospital.  From working to help eradicate prescription drug use in local high schools, to addressing the teen suicide crisis, and educating the community about the importance of organ donation, CAC members have stepped out of the conference room and into schools, churches and community centers and provided education and support to those in need.  

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital 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 stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women’s specialty services. For more information on Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.