CentraState receives Special Initiatives Grant from Kessler Foundation

Freehold, NJ – CentraState Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce it recently received a $12,000 Special Initiatives grant from Kessler Foundation.

CentraState Medical Center’s Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center will use these funds to provide scholarships for up to 60 MS patients so they can gain the benefits of CentraState’s MS Wellness Program without incurring additional financial burden.  The 12-week program includes a broad range of fitness, wellness and education programs in a group setting including purposeful exercise, strength training or aquatic exercises, and topical presentations and discussions.

Dr. Brian Mason, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation Services at CentraState states, “Our staff and patients are very grateful for the Kessler Foundation’s support. Without the help of these benevolent forward thinking philanthropists, we could not continue to offer this valuable program that improves the quality of life for multiple sclerosis patients.”

CentraState Healthcare Foundation is the fundraising arm of the CentraState Healthcare System.  The Foundation’s mission is to inspire broad based community philanthropic support for advancing exceptional healthcare at the CentraState Healthcare System.

 CentraState Healthcare System is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family practice residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of only 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence three times. To learn more, visit centrastate.com.

Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility and long-term outcomes, including employment, for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Kessler Foundation leads the nation in funding innovative programs that expand opportunities for employment for people with disabilities. For more information, visit KesslerFoundation.org.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please call Sharon Purpuro at (732) 294-7135 or e-mail Sharon at spurpuro@centrastate.com