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Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Becomes First in New Jersey to Implant Responsive Neurostimulation Device in a Pediatric Patient with Epilepsy

Based on seizure and treatment history, the patient was a candidate for implantation of the NeuroPace RNS® System. The system is designed to treat focal seizures, which start in one or two specific parts of the brain.
29-Jul-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening

It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to...
28-Jul-2021 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian CDI Scientists Awarded NIH Grant for $6.4 Million to Pursue TB Vaccine

Focus of the work is bolstering B-cell immunity to help body beat bacteria
27-Jul-2021 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Earns Joint Commission Recertification for Advanced Diabetes Management

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center has been recertified by the Joint Commission, a national accreditation organization, in Advanced Diabetes Management. This Disease Specific Certification demonstrates that Hackensack...
26-Jul-2021 5:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Yang Linda Chen, “Linda,” has been named the chief financial officer for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.
26-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Welcomes Largest Class Ever with White Coat Ceremony

The cohort welcomed in 2021 continues tradition of diversity
23-Jul-2021 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Physicians Among the Nation’s First to be Certified in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Three Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center obstetrician gynecologists (OB GYNs) are among the first in the nation to receive board certifications in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
23-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Becomes First and Only Center in New Jersey to Offer Incisionless Neurosurgical Tremor Treatment

On June 14, 2021, Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center became the first and only center in New Jersey — and one of only a few in the country — to offer noninvasive MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat hand tremors, or...
22-Jul-2021 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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We Packed on the Pandemic Pounds - Now What?

27-Jul-2021 11:45 AM EDT

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Hackensack Meridian CDI Expert on Candida auris, Invasive Fungi Available to Talk Outbreaks

27-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT

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Virtual Lung Cancer Screenings Offered by Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center

26-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT

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Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know

While summer may mean more time outside, the season brings an increased threat of tick bites. These parasites can be relatively harmless, but can also carry and spread illnesses like Lyme disease. We spoke with Mountainside Medical Group’s Crystal...
20-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT

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Understanding Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a rare form of cancer that affects bone marrow, lymph nodes, the thymus gland and spleen, collectively known as the lymphatic system. To understand more about lymphoma, we spoke with the co-medical director of the Cancer Program at...
19-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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19-Year-Old Gets ‘Back to Living’ After First-Of-Its-Kind Surgery to Treat Rare Vascular Condition

16-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT

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Robotic Urological Surgery Restores Quality of Life for Cervical Cancer Survivor

16-Jul-2021 9:30 AM EDT

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What’s it really like to live with the cognitive decline and memory loss of Alzheimer's Disease? Families & experts from the Center for Memory Loss & Brain Health share their experiences and knowledge

28-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT

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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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