HOLMDEL – Bayshore Community Hospital has received a generous donation from Evaristo (Evey) and Tammi Stanziale of Holmdel.
The Stanziale family felt strongly about supporting Bayshore’s vision after having several positive experiences with Bayshore and Meridian Health over the past two decades. In recognition of their generous gift, the surgical services lounge on the first floor of Bayshore will be dedicated to the Stanziale family.
Bayshore Community Hospital and Meridian Health have played a major role in the lives of the Stanziale family. For nearly 20 years, Evey and his family have appreciated the level of care provided by Meridian’s facilities.
At only 10 years old, Evey’s son, Michael, now 17, was diagnosed with a cyst in his neck that required immediate surgery at K. Hovnanian’s Children Hospital, part of Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
Then, during Labor Day weekend of 2012, Evey avoided being struck by a motorist while driving a scooter at the Jersey Shore. Evey’s wrist was crushed in the incident and he insisted in the ambulance that he be brought to a Meridian facility. The skilled surgical team, led by a hand specialist at Ocean Medical Center repaired Evey’s wrist. And in October of 2012, Evey arrived at the Emergency Care Center at Bayshore Community Hospital for treatment of an infection. He was thrilled once again at the speed and efficiency of his care – something he expected from a Meridian hospital.
“I was truly astounded at the level of care and the compassion that I saw all around me,” said Evey Stanziale. “Meridian Health and Bayshore have played a pivotal role in the well-being of our family for many years, and we want this donation to serve as inspiration for others to donate to their local hospital as well.”
In addition to the generous financial support from Evey and Tammi, Evey decided that a monetary donation was simply not enough. Evey recently joined as a trustee at the Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation.
“I wanted to not only support the hospital financially, but also wanted to give of my time, energy, and expertise,” Evey said. “For those community members that haven’t been to Bayshore in a while, you’ll be blown away by the changes that have been made and those slated for the near future – this is a new day here in our community.”
David Flood, president of the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, said: “We are very grateful for the generous support of the Stanziale family – they are an example of proactive and impactful philanthropy touching many lives through the good work and growth of Bayshore Community Hospital. As Meridian Health continues to enhance the breadth and depth of services at Bayshore Community Hospital, gifts such as this one are critical to fund new technologies and programs that save and enhance lives.”
“Over the past two and a half years, we’ve developed a clear, strategic plan that positions Bayshore Community Hospital for the future and provides the best experience for our patients and guests,” said Timothy J. Hogan, regional president of Bayshore Community Hospital and Riverview Medical Center. “The generosity of the Stanziale family affords Bayshore the opportunity to further deliver on our promise to the community.”
For more information about the Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation or how to make a charitable contribution, please call 732-739-5994. For more information about Bayshore Community Hospital please visit www.bayshorehospital.org or call 732-739-5900.