Ocean Medical Center Team Member Honored With DOD Award

From Left: Vito Buccellato, chief operating officer, Wayne Boatwright, vice president of diversity and inclusion of Hackensack Meridian Health, Mary Beth Laskay, RN, 1 LT Renita Antoine, practice manager; CSM Arthur G.A. Maggs, Jr., Area Chair, Ocean County & Joint Base M-D-L; John Lloyd, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health; and Dean Q. Lin, regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health and president of Ocean Medical Center. (Photo courtesy Hackensack Meridian Health)

BRICK – An Ocean Medical Center supervisor received the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recently.

Mary Beth Laskay was honored by the ESGR, a Defense Department agency that promotes cooperation and understanding between civilian and National Guard and Reserve employees.

Laskay was publicly recognized for providing a National Guard and Reserve employee flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, granting needed leaves of absence and caring for families.

Laskay was nominated by Lt. Renita Antoine, a U.S. Army reservist and practice manager at Ocean Medical Center.