Local Medical Center Foundation to Host Oktoberfest Benefit

The second annual Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration will take place Friday, October 13, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. to benefit expanding hospital emergency services. Hosted by Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation, the tented cocktail reception will take place on the hospital’s campus at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel. Registration is $250 per person, and 50/50 raffle tickets are available. To register visit or contact Meagan O’Flaherty at 732-751-5101 or

“Last year was the inaugural Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration and we are very proud that it was a record-breaking fundraising event for the medical center,” explains Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Bayshore Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center. “As our plans to enhance the Emergency Department further evolve, philanthropy will play a vital role. The community built our hospital more than 40 years ago, and this year’s Oktoberfest event will be a tremendous platform to engage with the community about the future of Bayshore Medical Center, and raise important funds for this major expansion project.”

Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that this signature event is co-chaired by Dr. and Mrs. Asaad and Dima Samra, along with honorary chair, Carol Stillwell, and will feature an Oktoberfest inspired menu, décor and entertainment. Carol Stillwell and Asaad Samra, M.D., a board certified plastic surgeon, are Bayshore Medical Center Foundation trustees.  In addition to Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. who will return as a Capstone Sponsor again this year, Bayshore celebrates the generosity of new Capstone Sponsor this year, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Striano.

“Dima and I couldn’t be more excited to chair this event,” explains Dr. Samra. “In my role on the Medical Staff and through our involvement in the community as residents of Holmdel, we are witnessing the incredible growth at Bayshore Medical Center firsthand. We know that the local region shares in our enthusiasm, and we look forward to gathering in support of making improvements to the hospital on October 13.”

“Bayshore Medical Center is a gem in Monmouth County,” explains Serena DiMaso, Esq., Monmouth County Freeholder and chair of Bayshore Medical Center Foundation. “Since becoming a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family in 2010, the hospital’s upgrades continue to impress all those who turn to Bayshore for care. I can truly say that this is only the beginning, and urge you to come out to Oktoberfest to learn more about the life saving care offered right in our backyard.”



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