Newswise — Community members are invited to nominate a special woman to be considered for Hackensack Meridian Health’s Women Who Rock Hall of Fame. Winners will be announced at the first Women ROCK event this fall and will receive a gift card as well as other surprises. Nominations are due by August 19.

We all know a woman who rocks our world, who truly inspires us. This is an opportunity to honor the many great women in our community. Perhaps she has done a great deal for her family or community, has overcome adversities such as an illness or personal hardship, or perhaps she has beat the odds and accomplished some great things in her life. The reasons to nominate someone are endless!

Winners must be able to attend Hackensack Meridian Health’s Women ROCK event on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. All submissions are due by Friday, August 19, 2016 by completing an online nomination form at Nominees must be age 14 and above, with winners being selected for various decades. There is no limit to the number of nominees that someone may submit.

The Women ROCK event is part of our Tuned Into Your Health Lyrics for Life series. For more information, visit\tunedintoyourhealth.

About Hackensack Meridian HealthHackensack 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, the number one hospital 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 - HackensackUMC 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, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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