Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, a Barnabas Health facility, is partnering with the Lakewood Mayor’s Office and the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) to bring the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum to the Lakewood Town Parade on Monday, May 26.
The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude with a ceremony at the Amphitheater near the Lake. Parked adjacent to the Amphitheater at North Beach Parking Lot at North Lake Drive and 2nd Street, the Mobile Museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., giving local visitors a chance to learn more about the influential New Jersey men and women who made invaluable contributions to the state and the world in arts, business, sports, science and business. Through a sponsorship by Barnabas Health, guests are welcome to access the Mobile Museum at no cost.
“As part of Barnabas Health – the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in the state – we are proud of the contributions of the men and women of New Jersey,” said Mike Mimoso, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. “We’re excited to be able to offer Lakewood and other area residents a look into the lives of influential New Jerseyans and hope this experience will inspire the people we serve.”
Designed by famed architect and NJHOF inductee Michael Graves and renowned museum exhibition designer, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the Mobile Museum offers a dramatic multimedia exhibition created around the theme – “Make a Difference.” Through images, artifacts, film and interactive elements, visitors can explore the ways that Hall of Fame inductees have changed the state and the world as innovators, leaders and voices for the voiceless – often against overwhelming odds.
“The Mobile Museum is the nation's first of its kind. The Mobile Museum inspires visitors to strive for excellence in all walks of life and provides a blueprint on how to follow in the footsteps of New Jersey legends that are showcased onboard the Mobile Museum," said Steve Edwards, President of the NJHOF Foundation.
Edwards, CEO of Business and Governmental Insurance Agency, a corporate co-sponsor of the Mobile Museum, added, “The Mobile Museum reinforces the message that people can achieve great things through passion and dedication.”
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients’ access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
About the New Jersey Hall of Fame
The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) honors citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. Since 2008, some 70 notable people from 15 fields of human endeavor have been inducted, including: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Toni Morrison, Frank Sinatra, Buzz Aldrin, Frankie Valli, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah, Carl Lewis and Yogi Berra.
The Hall of Fame reinforces the message to children that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing. By presenting significant and powerful role models and teaching young people about the voting process, the Hall of Fame is a source of learning, inspiration and hope for children. The New Jersey Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization with two collaborating boards working jointly: the New Jersey Hall of Fame Board of Commissioners, administered by the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame Foundation Board of Trustees. For more information on the NJHOF and a full list of the inductees, go to www.njhalloffame.org.