Big Pledge Boosts Cancer Care
Meridian Health receives support for the oncology expansion project at Riverview
Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. President Carol Stillwell has pledged to donate $3 million to Meridian Health’s oncology expansion project at the Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, a 463-bed, not-for-profit community hospital, according to Meridian CEO John Lloyd. Scheduled to open this year, Riverview’s 29,000-square-foot addition will include a combination of visual and technical upgrades to help meet clinical and emotional needs of patients.
“It is an honor to be able to give back to Riverview Medical Center, as I truly consider Riverview to be at the root of my journey with the Meridian family,” says the donor, adding that she witnessed “the finest care and compassion” while spending time at Riverview with family and friends who were treated there.
“It is an honor to be able to give back to Riverview Medical Center… the root of my journey with the Meridian family.” – Carol Stillwell
Stillwell’s late mother, husband, and brother-in-law were cared for at one or more Meridian facilities. “Above all, it is the amazing, successful cancer care, which my beloved twin sister, Mary Ann, has received that continues to inspire me and drives my commitment to this endeavor,” she adds.
The donation will support the newly renovated infusion center, featuring 20 new infusion areas lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide patients with a tranquil view of the Navesink River. The infusion area will officially be named the Larkin-Stillwell-Hansen Infusion Center.
The expansion is part of Meridian’s three-year, $128 million BuildingHope project that’s developing community-based cancer services at six locations in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
“Carol’s impact on Meridian Health goes far beyond major gifts,” explains CEO Lloyd. “She walks through the halls of our hospitals and simply brings joy to those around her.”