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Hackensack Meridian Health Foundations Recognized by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy as High Performers

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation and Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation have achieved High Performer status within the Association for...
14-Jan-2021 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rosemarie Arena, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Joins Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group announced today that Rosemarie Arena, M.D., has joined the practice, expanding their gastroenterology group.
13-Jan-2021 5:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Lyndhurst Woman Saves Four Lives Through ‘Good Samaritan’ Living Kidney Donation at Hackensack University Medical Center

On December 9, 2020, Gianna Graw saved four lives and became the first patient to make a “good samaritan” kidney donation through Hackensack University Medical Center’s partnership with National Kidney Registry (NKR), an organization that...
13-Jan-2021 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hackensack University Medical Center “Tops Off” New Helena Theurer Pavilion

On January 11, 2021, Hackensack University Medical Center “topped off” its new Helena Theurer Pavilion by adding the building’s final beam — marking an important milestone in the facility’s construction, which began in September 2019 and...
12-Jan-2021 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Named a Top 100 Best Hospital for Stroke Care

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center was recently recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care and received the Neurosciences Excellence Award for 2021, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the...
12-Jan-2021 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting for Center for Memory Loss and Brain Health

On January 6, 2021, Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute held a ribbon-cutting for its new Center for Memory Loss and Brain Health. The center will offer integrated, high-quality screening, diagnostic...
7-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2021

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center welcomed the hospital’s first baby of 2021 on January 2 at 7:11 p.m.
4-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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JFK University Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director

Notable executive Sheri Marino joins Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation
4-Jan-2021 8:30 AM EST 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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