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More than $38,000 Raised for Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation at Links for Life Fundraiser

Little Egg Harbor resident Bette Bauer and LuCille Perry of Northborough, Mass., raised more than $38,000 for Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation by hosting Links for Life at Sea Oaks Country Club on October 7. The...
6-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Ocean Medical Center Foundation Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center Foundation has been awarded a Major Grant in the amount of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to help improve the care and support provided to children and young adults with autism,...
31-Oct-2019 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Health Partners with Point Pleasant Borough School District to Combat Youth Vaping

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, conducted its first Take Vape Away symposium, partnering with the Point Pleasant Borough School District to alert adolescents and adults about the dangers of...
30-Oct-2019 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $138,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation hosted the fourth annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 11, raising more than $138,000 in support of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency...
22-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean Medical Center Welcomes Prashant Desai, M.D., as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center is pleased to welcome Prashant Desai, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Desai is a specially trained radiation oncologist and has been appointed medical director of radiation oncology at Ocean Medical...
15-Oct-2019 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Meridian Health Foundation Celebrates 22nd Annual Gala at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City

Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation is pleased to announce that its 22nd Annual Gala, honoring Gordon Litwin, Esq., chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 6:30 p.m....
14-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Southern Ocean Medical Center to host Women's Night Out

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center will once again host its annual Women’s Health Night on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The free event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first floor of the hospital in...
14-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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$350,000 Gift Made to Support Pediatric Palliative Care at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

The Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a gift of $350,000 from the Morris and Clara Weshnak Family Foundation, administered by Barry and Carol Anne Cawley Weshnak, in support of the...
30-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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Regina Krel, M.D., Headache Center at the Neuroscience Institute, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, available to speak about CGRP — The Next Frontier for Migraine

7-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST

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Hackensack Meridian Health Teaching Kitchen Celebrated Grand Re-Opening to Promote Nutrition and Healthy Eating

On Wednesday, September 27, Hackensack Meridian Health celebrated the grand re-opening of a teaching kitchen located within the Meridian Fitness & Wellness Center in Hazlet, N.J. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cooking demonstration. As part of...
12-Oct-2017 3:05 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.

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