Beach Key Beach in Southport, New Jersey, has become a destination for beach goers looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.
The beach was renamed in memory of Dr. Edward Stitt, a friend and a doctor.
The former doctor was the founder and chairman of the Stitt Clinic, a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1961 by Stitt and his wife, Mary Stitt.
In a press release, the Stits thanked Stitt for his “many contributions to the community, including his role in leading the early days of the World Health Organization’s New York City medical department and his contributions to improving the health of our city and the health and well-being of its citizens.”
Stitt died of colon cancer in 2017.
Stit, who was known for his unique brand of holistic medicine, lived in Southpaw Park in the Bronx, and he was best known for teaching and promoting the holistic medicine approach to wellness.
He lived to be 91.
[More: Beach Key] Stitt is best known as the founder of the first clinic in Manhattan, where he and his colleagues pioneered a holistic approach to health care.
His clinic was one of the earliest centers of health care in the world.
Stitches pioneering approach to holistic medicine and his groundbreaking work in health care led to the establishment of the modern New York health care system.
Stitches groundbreaking work led to New York state passing the first-ever state-mandated health plan in 1966, and it was the model for the rest of the country.
The new Stitt Beach resort will be part of the new Dr. Stits new New York Medical Clinic, and the Dr. Sitt will be visiting the facility for a weeklong wellness tour.
Dr. J.J. Statt’s beach, called Dr. E.J., will be the newest addition to the Drs.
Stettles signature property.