Monmouth Medical Leaders Honored by Long Branch Chamber of Commerce

President and CEO Eric Carney, right, and Chief Medical Officer Kenneth Granet, M.D., FACP, at the annual Libutti Awards dinner in Long Branch.

President and CEO Eric Carney, right, and Chief Medical Officer Kenneth Granet, M.D., FACP, at the annual Libutti Awards dinner in Long Branch.

Long Branch, N.J., October 17, 2022— The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce honored Monmouth Medical Center President and CEO Eric Carney and Chief Medical Officer Kenneth Granet, M.D., FACP at their 87th Annual Business Awards Dinner held October 6th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa.

The award was established in 1970 in honor of Louis G. Libutti who was a former president of the Long Branch Chamber. Exemplary leadership, outstanding professional achievement, and community service are the criteria for this award.

In accepting the award, Carney said it was an honor to accept it on behalf of the heroes at Monmouth Medical Center. “We should all be proud that our hospital is recognized for excellence — nationally, regionally and locally, he said. “Our culture of excellence was established decades ago by Dr. Frank Vozos and Bill Arnold and is carried forward by the next generation of caring and compassionate individuals. This award is truly about each and every person who has contributed to Monmouth’s success.”

About Monmouth Medical Center
Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, is a regional teaching campus for Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As the first hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Monmouth Medical Center offers the most experienced surgeons in robotics and other minimally invasive procedures as well as bariatric and joint and spine surgery. Monmouth Medical Center delivers more babies annually than all other hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined and the fourth most in the state. The hospital offers access to the region’s top cardiologists and the award-winning, nationally recognized RWJBarnabas Heart Centers. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has conferred Magnet® recognition for Monmouth Medical Center, one of just 509 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals to achieve Magnet recognition. It is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization, and has been named a Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital for a third time. MMC is one of just 414 of the more than 6,000 hospital hospitals in the United Stated named to Newsweek's Global Best Hospitals' list and one of 148 U.S. hospitals named to the digital platform Money’s inaugural list of the Best Hospitals in America. Additionally, it is one of 34 U.S. hospitals honored by the Emergency Nurses Association with the 2022–2025 Lantern Award for excellence in emergency care, and for the seventh consecutive year, was honored by Healthgrades with the Obstetrics and Gynecology and Labor and Delivery Excellence Awards. RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey — the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside patients, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

Kathy Horan