Nov 24, 2022 Hospital Names Oncology Unit after Pine Belt Family

Lakewood, NJ – Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has named its outpatient infusion unit, the Pine Belt Family Infusion Center in honor of long-time philanthropists and hospital supporters, the Pine Belt family.

For more than three decades, the Pine Belt family of car dealerships has provided unwavering support to MMCSC and the surrounding communities. The Sickel family together with the Trebino family, led by Mike Trebino, President of Pine Belt Automotive, have donated $750,000 toward the naming of the Outpatient Infusion Unit, where patients are treated for cancer and receive other life-saving infusions on a daily basis.

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus together with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides patients access to the most advanced treatment options including clinical trials, close to home.

“Our families are proud advocates for Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, and the RWJBarnabas Health system,” explains Robert Sickel. “The hospital is a vital part of the Lakewood community and the compassionate care and excellence shown by the team in the Pine Belt Family Infusion Center mirrors our commitment to the community we all serve.”

“We are very thankful for such a generous donation from the Pine Belt families,” said Eric Carney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) and MMCSC. “Their steadfast commitment to our hospital and the wider community is truly admirable.”

Staffed by nurses specialized in oncology and chemotherapy, the Outpatient Infusion Unit at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus is committed to personalized, quality care and education. It offers state-of-the-art technology in newly renovated semi-private and private rooms with reclining chairs and flat screen televisions to make patients as comfortable as possible.

Pine Belt Family Infusion Center

Photo Caption: Gathering in the newly named Pine Belt Family Outpatient Infusion Center at MMCSC are, from left, Robert Sickel, President, Pine Belt Enterprises and Chairman of the MMCSC Foundation Board as well as a member of the MMC/MMCSC Board of Trustees; Mike Trebino, President of Pine Belt Automotive; Dr. Philip Passes, Chief Administrative Officer, MMC & MMCSC, and Eric Carney, President and CEO, MMC & MMCSC.

About Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) is a fully accredited acute-care hospital located in Lakewood. An affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, Monmouth South is a sister hospital to Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch.

For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit

About Pine Belt Cars:

Pine Belt Cars, 1088 Route 88, Lakewood, NJ 08701, is a family-owned and operated New Jersey car dealer that offers new or pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs. Pine Belt Cars specializes in Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Subaru cars. The dealership employs a professional team of service technicians with the skills and equipment to handle all manner of maintenance and repairs, and has a full stock of authentic parts.

Pine Belt Cars has four dealerships in Lakewood, N.J., and is very committed philanthropically to local communities. Some of Pine Belt’s philanthropic affiliations include sponsoring the Pine Belt Arena, Lakewood Little League, United Way of Ocean County, Lakewood Police Department, Jewish Federation, and the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council.

Pine Belt Cars was founded in 1937 by Leon Sickel. After graduating Franklin & Marshall and serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve, his son David Sickel joined the family business and became the dealer in 1975. When David retired in 2019, his son Robert Sickel became the current president and CEO of Pine Belt Cars, a third-generation dealer. Robert Sickel graduated from the University of Miami.

For more information call 888-3-PineBelt or 732-363-6244 or visit

CONTACT: Laurie Zalepka