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Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Welcome Howard M. Ross, M.D. as Chair of Surgery/Surgeon-in Chief

Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to welcome nationally recognized Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Howard M. Ross, M.D., as Chair of Surgery/Surgeon-in-Chief of Hackensack University Medical Center, and as Professor and Chair of the Department of...
7-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Celebrates National Nurses Week

National Nurses week begins on May 6, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. This annual celebration acknowledges the work nurses do for others and provides an opportunity to thank them for the work they do each day.
6-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $150,000 at Golf Outing

On May 3, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $150,000 at a golf outing that took place at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of the Emergency Department expansion project taking place at Hackensack...
6-May-2021 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Care Protocol for Innovative Stroke Treatment at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK University Medical Center Published in Neurology Clinical Practice

A new treatment protocol that standardizes medical care for patients with acute stroke using an innovative clot-dissolving drug, has been reported by the stroke team at Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center’s Stroke and Neurovascular...
6-May-2021 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What is Hand Therapy?

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of pastimes requiring arm strength. Whether swimming, swinging a bat or pushing a lawnmower, our upper extremities get plenty of use during warmer months. Learn about how Mountainside...
5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists are focused on helping people fully engage in everyday life and activities. These daily activities – also called “occupations” – can sometimes be difficult to navigate for people who have been injured, fallen ill, or...
5-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Palisades Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Shane Sullivan to its board of trustees.
5-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Voccola to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.
4-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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During National Women’s Health Week, May 9-15: Top Tips for Women Who Do it All!

7-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT

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Happy Mother's Day for Mom Who Received the Gift of Life From Her Daughter

A loving & doting daughter saves the live of her mother in desperate need of a kidney transplant as well as the life of a Minnesota woman.
5-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT

HPV Vaccine...the results are in.

29-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT

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Sperm Retrieval and IVF Help Couple Realize Dream of Conceiving A Biological Child - National Infertility Awareness Week

22-Apr-2021 8:45 AM EDT

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A Shocking, New Treatment for Heart Disease

22-Apr-2021 8:45 AM EDT

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Improving Health through Diabetes Control

21-Apr-2021 4:40 PM EDT

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Vertigo Explained with Dr. Mina Le

Vertigo can be brought on by several conditions including middle ear fluid, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis and vestibular migraine. To get a better understanding of vertigo, we asked...
20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT

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Understanding Diabetes with Dr. Anjali Grover

19-Apr-2021 2:30 PM 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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