Newswise — Old Bridge, NJ – February 11, 2020 – Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a gift of $150,000 from University Radiology in support of the new Emergency Department currently under construction at the Old Bridge campus of Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center. 

“This new Emergency Department will have a tremendous impact on Old Bridge and the surrounding communities” says Joseph E. Stampe, president and chief development officer of Meridian Health Foundation, to which Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation belongs. “Gifts of this magnitude will help to bring the level of care for individuals in need of emergency services to the next level and we are so thankful to University Radiology for their generosity.” 

Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge broke ground on its new 24,000 square feet, $39 million Emergency Department in October. With 25,000 visits annually, the new state-of-the-art Emergency Department will provide safer and faster arrivals by adding additional ambulance bays, newly designed pediatric rooms and new on-site technology with equipment that will provide more accurate diagnostics and treatment. Additionally, it will include greater privacy, comfort and immediate patient triage. 

“It is our honor to be able to support this historic and important project,” says Martin Bieber, MHA, CPA, chief executive officer of University Radiology. “We applaud the Hackensack Meridian Health network and Raritan Bay Medical Center as they are making significant investments to provide the best clinical care to their patients.  We are pleased to support this shared vision by making this gift and we could not be more proud to be able to support our community.” 

The fundraising effort for the new Emergency Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge is part of Meridian Health Foundation’s regional comprehensive fundraising campaign called Giving Heals, which focuses on four important initiatives: strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs at the following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals: Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center. 

To learn more about how you can support the new Emergency Department at Raritan Bay Medical Center, please call Linda Hill, executive director of the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, at 732-324-5374 or email linda.hill@hackensackmeridian.org. For more information about Giving Heals, please visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/givingheals

 

ABOUT THE MERIDIAN HEALTH FOUNDATION GIVING HEALS CAMPAIGN

Giving Heals is a $150 million regional comprehensive campaign to raise funds for strengthening oncology services, improving clinical outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and broadening clinical research and academic programs. Publicly announced at the Meridian Health Foundation Gala on November 17, 2018, the campaign will run through 2020. Over $90 million dollars has been raised to date to support following Hackensack Meridian Health medical centers: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Bayshore Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

 

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, 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 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick. 

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include 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, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 35,000 team members, and 7,000 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 four hospitals among the top in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2019” list. 

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University opened in 2018, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its second class of 96 students in 2019 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

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.

 

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

 

ABOUT UNIVERSITY RADIOLOGY

University Radiology, the largest provider of subspecialized radiology and teleradiology services in NJ, is comprised of over 140 Board Certified radiologists with advanced U.S. based training and expertise in all modalities and all subspecialty areas.  Our focus is on providing the highest quality subspecialty diagnostic care for our patients, referring physicians, hospitals and our healthcare clients.  The more subspecialists driving this focus, the better the quality of care.  

In operation for more than 50 years, University Radiology staffs, manages and provides preliminary and final subspecialty interpretations and consultative support for 9 affiliated regional healthcare centers and for our own 21 medical imaging centers.  Our physicians interpret over 1.8 million radiology procedures per year, providing 24/7/365 coverage/interpretation services.

 

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