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Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation COVID-19 Test Licensed to T2 Biosystems for Widespread Deployment

The diagnostic is a comprehensive test which will also complement diagnostics for common secondary infections
24-Mar-2020 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation Launches Rapid Response Coronavirus Test

Health care network deploys diagnostic to faster respond to outbreaks as they happen
12-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack University Medical Center Performed First Total Knee Replacement Surgery in the Nation Utilizing the Groundbreaking TSolution One® Total Knee Application after FDA Approval

Hackensack University Medical Center is a national leader in orthopedic care and robotic surgery, and the TSolution One® surgical system is an innovative solution for treating osteoarthritis and features an active robot for orthopedic surgery.
9-Mar-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Grunin Foundation Makes $3 Million Gift to Advance PCT Programs at Hackensack Meridian Health

The Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation secured a $3 million gift from the Grunin Foundation to create patient care technician (PCT) preceptorship and apprenticeship programs that will provide a career ladder for team members...
4-Mar-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge Intensive Care Unit Receives the Critical Care Nurses Silver Beacon Award for Excellence

Jane O’Rourke, chief nursing officer, Raritan Bay Medical Center gathers with ICU nurses in celebration of receiving the Silver Beacon Award of Excellence. In addition, it’s the first hospital in the central and southern market to achieve this...
25-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board Members Launch Fundraising Campaign in Support of Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center

The Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees has launched a fundraising campaign to secure donations in support of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore...
24-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Southern Ocean Medical Center Clinician Earns First Stroke Advanced Board Certification

Michele Galati, BSN, R.N., ASC-BC, SCRN, CMSRN, stroke clinical coordinator of Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center, is one of the first to pass the Advanced Stroke Coordinator certification examination. Ms. Galati is one of only three...
20-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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John Theurer Cancer Center Launches Clinical Trial of Personalized Cancer Vaccine Using New Gene-Based Technology for High-Risk Melanoma

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is the only site in New Jersey and one of just 17 in the country participating in a multicenter international Phase II study of an innovative personalized cancer vaccine being...
20-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Your New You, New Year's Resolutions

17-Dec-2019 2:40 PM EST

Doctor Can Discuss the Dangers of Winter Weather to Your Health

17-Dec-2019 1:50 PM EST

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Popular Heartburn Medication Recalled For Containing Chemical Linked to Cancer - What You Need to Know and What Can You Take Instead

7-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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September Is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

The Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center celebrates the milestones of patients and the doctors who refuse to give up hope
19-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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June Is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

20-May-2019 4:45 PM EDT

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Patient Improves From Having 100 Seizures a Day to None Thanks to Complex Brain Surgery Performed at Jersey Shore University Medical Center by Neurosurgeon Lawrence Daniels, M.D.

After more than a decade of suffering from epileptic seizures – sometimes more than 100 a day – a woman finds improved quality of life thanks to neurosurgeon Lawrence Daniels, M.D. and the team at the Neuroscience Institute at Jersey Shore...
30-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Dr. Julia Piwoz’s Top Ten Tips for Kids (and their parents) with the Flu

Julia A. Piwoz, M.D., FAAP, chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has created a list of Top Ten Tips for Kids (and their...
31-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST

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Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in National Conference on Pharmaceutical and Chemical Diversion

Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, was a featured presenter at the...
10-Jan-2018 4:00 PM EST

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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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