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Monmouth Medical Center Announces Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Winners

Deanna Johnson, Sara Morales, Hannah DiBernardo, Christopher Stark and Curtis Gunter gather with Medical and Dental staff officers, Neil Holland, M.D.; Andrew Sun, M.D.; Margaret Fisher, M.D.; Michael Arvanitis, M.D.; and Jeffrey Lederman, D.O.
Deanna Johnson, Sara Morales, Hannah DiBernardo, Christopher Stark and Curtis Gunter gather with Medical and Dental staff officers, Neil Holland, M.D.; Andrew Sun, M.D.; Margaret Fisher, M.D.; Michael Arvanitis, M.D.; and Jeffrey Lederman, D.O.

Monmouth Medical Center Announces Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Winners

Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, recently announced the winners for the 20th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship awards.

Introduced at Monmouth in 1993, the Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship awards are available for children or dependents of full-time Monmouth Medical Center employees. In 2013, the combined awarded scholarships funded through Monmouth’s Medical and Dental Staff totaled $18,000. Recipients are selected by a scholarship committee based on the student’s accomplishments, grade scores, financial need and community involvement.

The 2013 scholarship recipients include Freehold Township High School graduate Deanna Johnson, Long Branch High School graduates Curtis Gunter and Sara Morales, Manasquan High School graduate Hannah DiBernardo, and Middletown High School North graduate Christopher Stark.

“The scholarship program began when the Medical Staff decided they wanted to do something for the full-time employees of Monmouth Medical Center that would show them, and the community, that they appreciate the help and care they provide for their patients when they are hospitalized,” said Connie Bunting, CPMSM, CPCS, manager of the Medical Staff Office at Monmouth Medical Center.

This year’s scholarship committee consisted of chair and treasurer Neil Holland, M.D., medical director of the Neuroscience Institute at Monmouth Medical Center; president Margaret C. Fisher, M.D., chair, Department of Pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center; secretary Jeffrey Lederman, D.O., an internal medicine physician; president-elect Andrew Sun, M.D., an OB/GYN robotic surgeon; and immediate past-president Michael Arvanitis, M.D., a colorectal surgeon.

About Monmouth Medical Center 
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org

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