HRMC Foundationís 16th Annual CotillionNets Record-Breaking $105,000

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Foundation raised a record-breaking $105,000 at its 16th Annual Harvest Cotillion for Health in November.

            It was an absolutely terrific night, said Anne Joyner, Cotillion Chairperson. The turnout was great, the music was sensational and most importantly, we eclipsed our goal and raised a great deal of money for the development of a Low-Risk Cardiac Catheterization Lab at HRMC

            The Cotillion 2005 Honorary Chairs are Michael Halpin and Peggie.  Dr. Carl J. Stanzione was named the 2005 Physician Honoree.

Michael Halpin serves as President and CEO of Skylands Community Bank, headquartered in Hackettstown.  Mike was a member of the HRMC Board of Directors for six years where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Foundation's Capital Campaign Steering Council.  Mike's local community involvement includes current membership on the Board of Trustees of Centenary College and past-membership on the Board of Directors of the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Additionally, Mike has had extensive involvement in fundraising efforts for The Arc of Warren County as past chairman of their annual Radiothon.

Peggie Halpin volunteers at HRMCs  Cherry Tree Gift Shop and where needed within the hospital. As a member of the HRMC Auxiliary, Peggie has also helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Auxiliary's Healthcare Scholarship Fund and special projects such as the replacement of patient televisions, substantial contributions to the Joan Knechel Cancer Center and more.

For the second year in a row, the Harvest Cotillion for Health is privileged to be the venue where Hackettstown Regional Medical Center's Physician Honoree is recognized.  Adding to the distinction of being chosen Physician Honoree is the fact that this physician has been nominated and chosen solely by his peers on the HRMC medical staff. 

During his tenure of nearly 30 years, Dr. Carl J. Stanzione served as Senior Radiologist, was a member of the hospital's Board of Directors, was Vice President and Secretary of the Medical Staff, and past chairman of the Radiology Department.  Dr. Stanzione was instrumental in building an exceptional Diagnostic Imaging Department by recruiting the current staff of Board Certified Radiologists who are very well trained and highly qualified. 

Masterfoods USA, a Mars, Incorporated Company, was the presenting sponsor.

                        The event keeps getting bigger and bigger, which is wonderful, noted Joyner. Its truly become a must-do event that people look forward to year after year.