Meridian Health has completed its merger with Raritan Bay Medical Center, adding Raritan Bay’s two campuses in Middlesex County – a 338-bed hospital in Perth Amboy and 113-bed hospital in Old Bridge – to its growing family as of January 1, 2016.
The merger follows state approval and due diligence review. Through the merger, Meridian and Raritan Bay will utilize their combined talent and resources to enhance access to care and improve clinical quality and service to the community, decrease costs through shared efficiencies and purchasing opportunities, and provide new academic and research opportunities for physicians, nurses, and clinicians.
Meridian Health is comprised of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home care and hospice services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers that allow the full continuum of health care services to be offered locally.
A Message from John K. Lloyd, President and CEO of Meridian Health
I am very excited to welcome Raritan Bay Medical Center as the newest member of the Meridian Health family.
This is a very exciting time for our hospitals, our team members, and especially our patients. The merger of Raritan Bay with Meridian will better position our organizations for the future, with continued growth of outstanding care throughout Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Middlesex counties.
Our primary focus has always been our extended family—our communities. From care coordination to prevention and treatment strategies, we remain focused on not only improving outcomes and overall health, but in also reducing health inequities. This merger will allow us to extend these efforts to a larger segment of the population.
Meridian Health’s focus is on you – the residents in the communities we serve. We are excited about our future together.
John K. Lloyd, FACHE
President and CEO, Meridian Health
530 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861