Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Podcast Channel Featuring Experts Discussing All Things Health


Health network takes to the airwaves to  discuss major news and trends – technology,    treatment innovations and convenience in care.


Newswise — July 24, 2017 ― Edison, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast channel which features health experts, such as Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd, along with community leaders taking on the topics of the day that are revolutionizing health care­- advances to keep people healthier, treatment innovations to improve outcomes and convenience in care to enhance the lives of countless patients.


The public can access Hackensack Meridian Health’s weekly podcasts by subscribing to ITunes and hear from our leaders –unfiltered and uncensored – as they weigh in on issues which have a profound impact on patients’ lives.


“Podcasts give us the opportunity to deliver quality, targeted on-demand content that people can listen to when and where they want,” said Chrisie Scott, Hackensack Meridian Health senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

 “The platform allows us to speak and share ideas and happenings directly with people in a way that is personable and builds trust — we are definitely committed to building that intimate connection with our communities in ways that are genuine and memorable,’’ Scott said. “We believe that hearing directly from us can be extremely compelling.”

Several exciting podcasts are planned and will feature the following topics including:


  • The network’s launch next year of a new medical school in North Jersey with Seton Hall University which will enhance physician education and keep more doctors in New Jersey.
  • The creation of an Ideation Center – an incubator for the best ideas to improve health care and ensure they progress from lab to bedside with record speed.
  • How Hackensack Meridian Health is a national leader in quality outcomes and why it’s so important for patients to understand how we maintain the most stringent care protocols.
  • An update on our historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center which will result in one standard of care at all Hackensack Meridian Health and Memorial Sloan Kettering sites, access to 1,000 clinical trials and convenient care close to home.



Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd are uniquely suited to launch the podcast as industry leaders recognized by many organizations for extraordinary vision and innovation.


Mr. Garrett was ranked No. 1 in the NJBIZ 2017 “Power 50 Health Care’’ list and was ranked on the NJBIZ “Power 100: The most powerful people in New Jersey business’’ list for six consecutive years. He was also listed as one of the 2016 “135 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know,’’ according to Becker’s Hospital Review. He was also selected in 2103 as a member of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council.


Mr. Lloyd was recognized in NJBIZ’s 2017 ICON AWARDS for outstanding leadership and is a past recipient of the Medical Executive Award from the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey. Mr. Lloyd has been recognized by the NJHA as its Healthcare Professional of the Year; he has been included on Becker's Hospital Review list of 130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know; and NJBIZ has ranked him among the most powerful health care leaders.


To access podcasts: hackensackmeridianhealth.org/podcasts



Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children's hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.


The Network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, three hospitals in the top ten in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.


The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children's hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.


For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.