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US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Awards Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) Grant For Its Fresh Match Initiative, Bringing Healthy Fruits and Vegetables To Those In Need Living In New Jersey’s Food Deserts

Hackensack Meridian Health announces USDA GusNIP grant for Fresh Match Initiative to make healthy fruits and vegetables more accessible.
1-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Helping Homeless Veterans This Winter

For its 24th annual Winter Backpack Drive, Operation Chillout partnered with Hackensack Meridian Health at Hackensack University Medical Center, the network’s flagship hospital, to help fulfill the wish lists of nearly 200 local veterans in need.
17-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Medical Director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant Appointed as Co-Chair of National Kidney Transplant Working Group

Namrata G. Jain, MD, medical director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and associate professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, has been...
16-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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$3 Million Gift to Endow Bioethics Chair at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

$3 Million Gift to Endow Bioethics Chair at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
16-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Docs Who Rock

Hackensack University Medical Center's physicians performed in a Battle of the Bands and won! Raising money for a good cause while having some fun!
15-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute Recognized Nationally as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Press release regarding MS Center Designations as Centers for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care
15-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Now the Second New Jersey Hospital to Offer Incisionless Neurosurgical Tremor Treatment

The academic medical center joins Hackensack University Medical Center as one of few hospitals in the country to provide MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat essential tremors, Parkinson’s disease related tremor and Parkinson’s disease that...
14-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Diabetes Alert Day - 2023

Tuesday, November 14, is Diabetes Alert Day.
13-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Innovations Making A Difference In The Fight Against Breast Cancer This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Experts available on for October's Breast Cancer Awareness month regarding advancements and changes in screenings, chemotherapy, antibody therapies and breast surgery.
27-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT

As Kids Go Back To School, Parents Prepare For A Healthy School Year

Variety of health back to school pitches from the experts at Hackensack Meridian Children's Health
16-Aug-2023 1:30 PM EDT

As Kids Go Back To School, Parents Prepare For A Healthy School Year

Medical experts offer tips on various back to school health concerns to prepare for a healthy successful school year.
10-Aug-2023 2:45 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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