From left to right: PFHC VP Terence Flynn, PFHC President Gina Petillo, OceanFirst Sr. VP Nina Anuario, PFHC Medical Director Dr. Jim McGuinness, OceanFirst VP Lauren Dezzi, and PFHC Treasurer John Hurl.

From left to right: PFHC VP Terence Flynn, PFHC President Gina Petillo, OceanFirst Sr. VP Nina Anuario, PFHC Medical Director Dr. Jim McGuinness, OceanFirst VP Lauren Dezzi, and PFHC Treasurer John Hurl.

Parker Family Health Center has been awarded $10,000 by OceanFirst Foundation of Toms River. The grant will provide continued support for Parker Family’s diabetes managed care program.

Noted Dr. James McGuinness, Parker Family Health Center’s recently appointed Medical Director, “The diabetic patients being treated at The Parker Family Health Center greatly benefit from our detailed focus on diabetic health care evaluation and treatment. This also includes patient education, health care promotion, and treatment of coexisting medical conditions.” This is the third time in four years that OceanFirst Foundation has contributed to the Parker Family Health Center.

Since its founding in 1902, OceanFirst Bank (www.oceanfirst.com) has built a solid reputation as a good neighbor and responsible corporate citizen. The Bank’s strong commitment to helping families, organizations, schools and communities throughout central New Jersey meet their financial needs has spanned several generations reaching new heights in 1996 with the creation of OceanFirst Foundation. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet community needs within the OceanFirst market area. Since its inception, OceanFirst Foundation has contributed more than $27 million to over 600 local charities and schools in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties. To learn more about OceanFirst Foundation visit: wwww.oceanfirstfdn.org.

Founded in 2000, the Parker Family Health Center, located at 211 Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank, provides primary health care free of charge to low-income, uninsured Monmouth County residents. The clinic logs almost 8,000 patient-visits annually, with almost 150,000 cumulative visits since its inception. Forty percent of patients reside in Red Bank, with the rest located throughout all of Monmouth County. Health care is provided by a network of 200 volunteers, including doctors, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals, who donate 8,000 hours of service annually at the clinic.