IN RECOGNITION OF LeROY HERBERT -- (Extensions of Remarks - November 20, 2004)
Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I would like to call the attention of my colleagues to LeRoy Herbert, a distinguished gentleman from my district, who is being honored by the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, as they celebrate their Thirty-Third Annual Crystal Ball.
LeRoy traces his roots to Long Branch where he was born, raised and educated. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1950 and joined the accounting firm Ernst & Ernst in New York City. He was admitted into the partnership in 1963 and subsequently transferred to Europe. In Europe, Herbert lived in London and Paris where his interest and enthusiasm for hospitals and philanthropy was sparked when he became involved with the American Hospital of Paris after learning that Americans were admitted to the facility regardless of their economic status.
LeRoy's ties to the Monmouth Medical Center began in the early 1970s, when his mother, Edna, was a patient of surgeon Charles Zukaukas, M.D., and internist John Stockfish, M.D. Herbert made his first charitable gift to the Medical Center in honor of the two physicians to express his gratitude for the excellent care she received. Soon after, LeRoy made an additional gift to name the hospital's Surgical Intensive Care Unit in honor of his mother.
Mr. Speaker, it is my sincere hope that my colleagues will join me in honoring and recognizing, LeRoy Herbert, as the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation honors him for his dedication and commitment to the Medical Center.