Press Release

For Immediate Release
Apr 9, 2014
Contact : Maureen Gillespie, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 776-4166

Jacquie Lee from NBC’s The Voice receives “Hometown Hero Award” at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s Superhero Soiree


Neptune, NJ - K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital recently hosted its Superhero Soiree event at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ on Friday, April 4. Local singing sensation Jacquie Lee, from NBC’s television program The Voice, received K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s inaugural Hometown Hero Award – a fitting accolade for the 16 year old pop star from Colts Neck, NJ who motivates kids everywhere to follow their dreams. The superhero-themed fundraiser, generously sponsored by Ralph Clayton & Sons and QualCare, Inc., raised $125,000 in support of the children’s hospital, and attracted more than 215 guests.

Inspired also by the everyday heroes at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – including kids, families and caregivers – the celebration was a fun evening with a serious mission. Proceeds from the event will support pediatric patient care, as well as the children’s hospital expansion, ensuring that the critical needs of the region’s sickest children are met. The expansion includes an enhanced Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with ten private rooms, an inpatient acute care unit with 14 private rooms, and a 25,000 square foot Pediatric Specialty Care Center that provides specialty pediatric services.

“We’re excited to honor Jacquie Lee with K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s Hometown Hero Award. Jacquie is someone who local kids can really look up to. She impressed everyone with her powerful performances on The Voice, and impresses us even more by using her fame positively to raise awareness for the children’s hospital,” says Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, president of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.     

“I am so humbled to receive the Hometown Hero Award. My community has given me so much support over the years, and it means a lot to me to return that support whenever I have the opportunity. It was an honor to take part in an evening that will further enhance the incredible care that K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital delivers to pediatric patients every day,” says Jacquie Lee.

About K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center:       
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the first and most comprehensive provider of pediatric care in Monmouth and Ocean counties.  At the heart of Meridian Pediatric Network, the hospital includes a pediatric emergency department and acute care units supported by over 100 pediatric sub-specialists working together with community pediatricians to deliver the most complete, most coordinated care for kids in our communities. Whether it’s complex surgery or treatment for a chronic condition, the team of physicians, nurses and caregivers at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital treats each child as one of their own in a friendly and convenient setting, close to home. For more information about K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit