Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2018
Contact : Anne Green, Hackensack Meridian Health  

Ocean Medical Center Team Member Is Honored with the Department of Defense Patriot Award


Brick, NJ - Mary Beth Laskay, a team member of Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center, was recently honored with the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR is the Defense Department agency that promotes cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and their National Guard and Reserve employees.

The Patriot Award honors supervisors for their exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees by presenting them with a public acknowledgement of their support. Nominations come from a National Guard and Reserve member who acknowledges their supervisor’s support in   providing flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absences if needed. 

1 LT Renita Antoine, Department of Defense, U.S. Amy Reserve and practice manager of Ocean Medical Center nominated Ms. Laskay for the Patriot Award. Ms. Antoine is also vice chair of the Veterans at Hackensack Meridian Health (VAHM) Team Member Resource Group where John K. Lloyd, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health is the executive sponsor of the group.

The award ceremony recently took place in the Community Room at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ on Monday, April 30.