CentraState Healthcare Foundation hosts Annual Celebration Ball honoring Distinguished Ambassador Dr. Alexander Itskovich and
Community Partner Robert McGirr and Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home

December 2023 – Freehold, NJ

CentraState Healthcare Foundation is delighted to announce its 62nd Annual Celebration Ball taking place on Friday, February 9, 2024, at South Gate Manor in Freehold, NJ, with Distinguished Ambassador Honoree Dr. Alexander Itskovich and Community Partner Honoree Robert McGirr and Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home. Proceeds from this event will benefit programs and services offered at CentraState Medical Center.

Board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship-trained, Dr. Itskovich, in his clinical practice, specializes in treating diseases of the liver, pancreas, bile duct, and gastrointestinal tract.  He has extensive experience with highly complex procedures including HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) and performs minimally invasive surgery utilizing the da Vinci Robotic System.  In his administrative role, Dr. Itskovich is responsible for the comprehensive delivery of multidisciplinary care at the Statesir Cancer Center, an American College of Surgeons’ comprehensive cancer program.

Robert McGirr is a lifelong Monmouth County resident, former Freehold Township Committeeman and current owner and manager of Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home in Freehold Township. Mr. McGirr has supported CentraState Medical Center since 1990 in a multitude of ways, sharing his genuine compassion towards family and community members. Mr. McGirr has also served on various boards throughout NJ since 2001 and is a current CentraState Healthcare Foundation Board Trustee member.

This highly anticipated event will feature dinner, dancing, auctions, entertainment and more, hosting Atlantic Healthcare System as their top Diamond Sponsor.

For more information please call the Foundation at (732) 294-7030, e-mail foundation@centrastate.com, or register online at https://www.centrastatefoundation.org/special-events/celebration-ball/.

About CentraState Healthcare System:

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health 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 medicine 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 less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times. To learn more, visit centrastate.com.

About the CentraState Healthcare Foundation:

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.


Gabriella LaFata

Special Events Coordinator at CentraState Healthcare Foundation

E: gabriella.lafata@centrastate.com │P: (732)-294-7099