OHI Fetes Senator Singer and Barry Ostrowsky at Its 10th Anniversary Dinner Dance
OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a federally qualified health center in Ocean County by honoring Senator Robert W. Singer and Barry H. Ostrowsky Esq., the president and CEO of the Barnabas Health, with a dinner dance and a silent auction, Friday, February 8 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The Mill, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake, N.J. 07762.
Dr. Theresa Berger, CEO of OHI, said, “Senator Singer and Barry Ostrowsky saw the need for healthcare for the medically underserved and were instrumental in bringing the first federally qualified health center to Ocean County.”
Tickets are $125 per person. All donations and contributions, which are tax deductible, will help continue OHI’s mission of providing affordable, accessible healthcare to Ocean County seniors, adults and children regardless of insurance. Sponsorships, donations, journal ads, items for the gift auction, and premium ticket packages are available.
The increasing number of Ocean County families needing access to healthcare has resulted in OHI’s growth from one community health center in Lakewood ten years ago to two additional health centers in Toms River and Stafford, and the first school-based health center at the Clifton Avenue Grade School, Lakewood. In 2012, OHI provided more than 79,000 patient visits to medically underserved families in Ocean County, including the delivery of approximately 1,000 newborns and over 10,000 same day appointments.
About Ocean Health Initiatives
OHI, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), with locations at 101 Second Street, Lakewood; and 301 Lakehurst Road, Toms River; and 333 Haywood Road Manahawkin, provides comprehensive preventative and primary care, including pediatrics, maternal and child health, prenatal, WIC, universal immunizations, and dental health to the area’s uninsured, underinsured, and undocumented residents on a sliding-fee scale, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay. OHI has a bilingual staff available to assist patients and callers. To become a patient of OHI, call a representative in the Call Center at either 732-552-0377, Toms River, or 732-363-6655, Lakewood. Visit www.ohinj.org. for further information. ###