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Pascack Valley Medical Center Recently Achieved SRC’s Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Accreditation

Pascack Valley Medical Center achieved accreditation from SRC as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. SRC also awarded Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery accreditation to program director of robotic surgery and OBGYN Yitzhack Asulin,...
21-Mar-2023 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack University Medical Center Now Offering Breakthrough Noninvasive Prostate Cancer Treatment Using Focused Ultrasound Technology

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Department of Urology is now offering an advanced, noninvasive treatment option for patients with localized prostate cancer.
20-Mar-2023 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Announces New Gastroesophageal Reflux and Motility Program

“GERD is common, affecting about 20 percent of adults in the U.S., and it can compromise quality of life and have serious, long-term health consequences if not addressed and treated properly,” said Annie Laurie Benzie, M.D., a...
20-Mar-2023 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Start from the Heart: Cardiac Rehabilitation Helps a Musician Return to His Passion

In 2020, Charles Dixon experienced a heart attack and was brought to the Mountainside Emergency Department. After his discharge, Charles and his doctors developed a care plan, which included lifestyle changes, medication, and cardiac rehabilitation...
20-Mar-2023 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neurosurgeon, Vanessa C. Milano, M.D. and Neurologist Tasneem Peeraully, M.D. Join Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Neuroscience Institute

“JFK University Medical Center is proud to add renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Milano and neurologist, Dr. Peeraully to our Neuroscience Institute,” said Amie Thornton, president, chief hospital executive.
16-Mar-2023 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Women Treating Women at Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center’s all-female gynecologic cancer team offers complete, compassionate medical and surgical oncology care for women.
15-Mar-2023 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Announces Thoracic Surgeon Kostantinos Poulikidis, MD, Joins Leadership Team of its Advanced Lung and Airway Center

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center announced today the appointment of thoracic surgeon Kostantinos Poulikidis, MD, to the leadership team of the new Advanced Lung and Airway Center.
14-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Health & Hackensack Radiology Group Announce Joint Partnership to Provide State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging in a New, Convenient Hoboken Location

Hackensack Meridian Health and Hackensack Radiology Group are excited to announce a joint partnership that will provide state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging & world class quality health care in a new, convenient location in Hoboken
14-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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 - 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; 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 34,100 team members, and 6,500 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, four hospitals among the top 10 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, 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.” The network was also named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of 60 students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. More than 4,000 applicants applied for the second class which will consist of approximately 90 students. The school will address a growing shortage of physicians and dramatic changes in health care delivery. 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.



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