Ocean Medical Center Association Pledges $25,000 to the Mother Hen Fund Small acts of kindness make a huge difference, especially for oncology patients and their family. That’s why the Ocean Medical Center Association recently pledged to support the Mother Hen Fund. The Mother Hen Fund helps cancer patients with various needs during treatment, such as transportation to and from therapy, so they can focus more on healing, and less on financial challenges.
The Ocean Medical Center Association was originally known as “The Brick Township Hospital Fund Group.” From 1961 – 1968 a group of concerned citizens worked tirelessly to generate interest in the possibility of the greater Brick area having its own hospital, since southern Monmouth County and northern Ocean County were growing at such a rapid pace. We’re proud to say that through decades of fundraising and keeping the dream alive, we provided the impetus to build what was originally known as “Brick Hospital” at a time when Point Pleasant Hospital was the only facility serving the health care needs of these communities. “Brick Hospital Fund” became our official name in 1968.As the primary force behind fundraising in the 60’s and 70’s to build the much-needed hospital in Brick, we (as the Brick Hospital Fund) actually purchased and donated the acreage in October of 1969.
Groundbreaking for the new hospital was in July of 1982, and Brick Hospital officially opened its doors on the 4th of July 1984.
Over time the “Brick Hospital Fund” became known as “The Brick Hospital Association” and is currently working under the name of “The Ocean Medical Center Association.” We have always operated as a non-profit organization.
In recent years, The Association has pledged over $2,000,000 toward the Ocean Medical Center Building Fund for improvements to this facility.
A Memorial & Tribute Gift Program
Known as the Tree of Life, the Association’s bronze memorial inside Ocean Medical Center offers permanent recognition to donors whose thoughtful generosity helps to advance the services of Ocean Medical Center. In this way, donors may express sympathy to a bereaved family, perpetuate a memory of a loved one, honor an individual family member or close friend, or show appreciation to a physician or hospital employee.
In appreciation of a gift of $100, the name of the person the donor wishes to honor or memorialize will be engraved on one of the leaves of the Tree of Life. Special recognition is accorded donors of a gift of $500 by engraving their name and the one they wish to honor or memorialize on a stone at the foundation of the Tree of Life.
How The Association Has Supported Ocean Medical Center
Financial support for the East Wing and Emergency Department
Longaberger Basket Campaign for The Breast Center
Dollars for Dialysis Campaign to upgrade equipment
Nursing Scholarships and Junior Volunteer scholarships to promote the health care workforce
Support for the Portable Defibrillator Project
Supported the upgrade of Telemetry Equipment on 5 West
Supported the Coronary Care Program Purchase of CAT Scanner Equipment
Everyone is welcome to become a member of the Ocean Medical Center Association. Annual dues for membership is $10 per person. Members are entitled to receive all OMCA newsletters, announcements, publications, and invitations to OMCA-sponsored fundraising events throughout the year. To become a member, please print and complete the application below.
Officers & Trustees of the Ocean Medical Center Association (OMCA)
President: Virginia Horner
1st Vice President: Kathy Russell
2nd Vice President: Neal Metnick
Treasurer: Regina Dooros
Recording Secretary: Marcia Van Sant
Corresponding Secretary: Sue Coddington
Michael Thulen, Sr.
Marcia Van Sant