Lakeland Bank Supports Newton Medical Center

OAK RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 8, 2015 — Lakeland Bank executives recently met with members of the Newton Medical Center Foundation to present a check for the fourth installment of its $50,000 pledge to support the hospital’s capital campaign.

In 2012, the Newton Medical Center Foundation launched the IMAGINE Capital Campaign to raise $3.0 million to support facility and technology upgrades at Newton Medical Center.

These upgrades will help modernize the hospital and bring state-of-the-art equipment closer to home for residents in the area.

“We are pleased to provide financial aid to the Newton Medical Center Foundation to support its dedication to improving the quality of a local medical facility,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer, Lakeland Bank.“Having a first-rate hospital nearby that has advanced technologies and staff that provides exceptional care to its patients is critical to meeting the needs of the residents in this community.”

“We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Lakeland Bank for their steadfast support to the IMAGINE Campaign,” said Megan Sandow, chief development officer for the Foundation. “The developments and high quality services we have added to Newton Medical Center have only been possible through the generosity of the communities we serve.”

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Caption: Lakeland Bank President Tom Shara and colleague Ray Cordts, a trustee of the Newton Medical Center Foundation Board, present an installment payment to Newton Medical Center Foundation members Joseph A. DiPaolo, President Newton Medical Center, Megan Sandow, chief development officer, and Mark Avondoglio, chairman.

About Newton Medical Center

Newton Medical Center has been providing care to the community since 1932 and serves the people of Sussex and Warren counties in New Jersey, Pike County in Pennsylvania and southern Orange County in New York. Newton Medical Center is a trusted regional resource and a community-focused health care provider dedicated to quality and innovative service. The hospital received The Joint Commission certification for Advanced Primary Stroke, and is the recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award. Newton Medical is one of a select few health care facilities in New Jersey to be accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in all three of the following echocardiography procedures: adult transthoracic, adult transesophageal and adult stress. It also received the Outstanding Achievement Award and Three-Year Approval with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Newton Medical Center also operates Milford Health & Wellness and Urgent Care, Sparta Health & Wellness, and Vernon Health & Wellness and Urgent Care. 

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.7 billion in total assets with 48 branch offices, five regional lending centers, and two loan production offices spanning Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit

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