Nov 6, 2023 A Toast to Children’s Health Raises Funds for Expansion of Children’s Services

Gathering at the Toast to Children's Health event are, from left, Trustee Louis Rodriquez; Bill Faverzani, Senior Vice President, RWJBH Children’s Health; Toast Co-Chairs Meghan Del Priore and Molly Kroon Jakubecy; President & CEO Eric Carney; Jonathan Teitelbaum, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital and Division Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatric Urologist Charles Concodora, MD; Chief of Pediatric Surgery Mark McCollum, MD; and Caitlin Olson, Regional VP of Development.

Long Branch, NJ, November 6, 2023 — More than 100 guests recently gathered at the Triumph Brewery in Red Bank to “toast” the health of children in the community at Monmouth Medical Center’s (MMC) annual A Toast to Children’s Health event.

The event raised nearly $105,000 in support of pediatric and mother/baby services and programs at the future Vogel Medical Campus in Tinton Falls and featured an update by MMC’s Chief of Pediatric Surgery Dr. Mark McCollum. Additionally, Pediatric urologist Dr. Charles Concodora shared information on U.S. News & World Report recognition for MMC’s Unterberg Children’s Hospital for excellence in pediatric urology.

A Toast to Children’s Health is presented by MMC’s Children’s Hospital Leadership Council, which is led by a group of individuals who serve as ambassadors for the hospital through education and local events that supports Monmouth Medical Center’s commitment to pediatric excellence. Their mission is to educate the community about services available at the hospital, develop philanthropic relationships and promote the health and wellness of children in the community.

“A healthy community starts with the health of our children, and I want to thank the Children’s Hospital Leadership Council and Toast Co-Chairs Meghan Del Priore and Molly Kroon Jakubecy; for all of their hard work on behalf of The Unterberg Children’s Hospital,” said President and CEO Eric Carney. “Support from a caring community is critical to ensuring the care we give to children continues to be the best and most advanced. We are so thankful for this investment in our future.”

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