Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 30, 2013
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
(732) 751-3451

Turner Syndrome Foundation Workshop To Be Held At K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital


Neptune, NJ - On Saturday, September 21st, the Specialty Care Center at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, will host a Turner Syndrome Foundation Workshop. 

The FREE workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 61 Davis Ave, Neptune, NJ 07753.

Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality affecting in 1 in 2000 females.  Turner Syndrome Foundation workshops have been organized since 2009, reaching out to patients in the communities where they live. This workshop is designed to educate and support not only those patients diagnosed with Turner Syndrome, but also their family and caregivers. All topics will be presented by expert health care providers of the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. A childcare program will be provided.

To register online, visit or call 1-800-594-4585 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

There is no registration fee to attend this program but registration is required.

8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

WELCOME: Laura Fasciano, Turner Syndrome Foundation Coordinator


Speaker: Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O., Pediatric Endocrinologist, Clinical assistant professor of pediatrics

10:00 a.m. Topic: CARDIOLOGY and TS

Speaker: Stephanie Chin, M.D., Pediatric Cardiologist

 11:00 a.m. Topic: NUTRITION and TS for Kids

Speaker: Jane Reinertsen, Registered Dietician

11 a.m. Topic: RESILIENCY and TS for Adults

Speaker: Carol Porter, M.S.W., Licensed Social Worker

11:30 a.m. RESILIENCY and TS for Kids

11:30 a.m. NUTRITION and TS for Adults

 12:00 p.m.
Closing remarks: Laura Fasciano, Turner Syndrome Foundation Coordinator

About Meridian Health

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for two years in a row, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.  Recently, Meridian Health was the only health system in New Jersey to be ranked as one of the most Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation according to SDI and Modern Healthcare Magazine.  For more information, please visit