In the News

Essex County surgeon receives posthumous honor
NorthJersey.com (6/14)
A prominent New Jersey business journal has posthumously honored an Essex County doctor and surgeon who was fatally struck by a car in March.


John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, offers advice to college graduates
Asbury Park Press (6/8)
John Lloyd, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in religion. But he helped build one of New Jersey's biggest health care networks by being a good listener, surrounding himself with qualified people and, even at 71 years old, continuing to learn.


Hackensack Meridian Health Kicks off a Healthy Summer Season with Farmers Markets Partnerships
Various NJ Patch (6/8)
Hackensack Meridian Health is helping New Jersey residents have a healthy summer by teaming up with some of New Jersey’s most popular farmers markets. Markets can be found in: Brick, Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook (Hackensack), Freehold, Holmdel-Hazlet, Howell, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan-Belmar, Marlboro-Colts Neck, Middletown, Paramus (Pascack Valley), Red Bank – Shrewsbury, Ridgewood (Pascack Valley), Rumson-Fair Haven, Teaneck (Hackensack) and Wall.


Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives Award for Excellence in Lactation Care
Point Pleasant Patch (6/8)
Jersey Shore University Medical Center has received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition for staffing professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families. In addition, the medical center demonstrated that it has recently completed activities that help protect, promote and support breastfeeding.


Jersey Shore University Medical Center awarded excellence in lactation care
Asbury Park Press (6/8)
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center for excellence in lactation care.


Uber signs deal with MetLife Stadium to become official ‘ride share partner’
The Record (6/8)
Hackensack University Medical Center and  Uber New Jersey have formed the first-of-its kind partnership to provide access to convenient, reliable transportation for team members, patients and visitors. As it turns out, MetLife Stadium officials announced on Thursday a partnership designating Uber as the venue's Official Ride Sharing Partner.


New medical study finds just one alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk
WOBM (6/7)
Debra Camal, M.D., medical director for breast surgery at Riverview Medical Center, explains the results of a new study tying the consumption of alcohol to an increased rate of breast cancer.


26th NJ LGBT Pride Celebration biggest yet
Asbury Park Press (6/5
)
Senator Cory Booker marched alongside members of LGBT advocacy organization Garden State Equality in a parade that stretched down Cookman Avenue. Dozens of national businesses – such as prime festival sponsor Bank of America, New Jersey Natural Gas, Hackensack Meridian Health and others – declared their support for gay rights with banners, T-shirts and hundreds of supporters.


Hackensack Meridian Health to Participate in Harvard Business School Summit
Hospital Newspaper (6/5)
Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P.,C.P.E., president of Physician Services and chief innovations officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, participated in discussions on putting bundled payments into practice at the Harvard Business School Summit on May 31-June 1. With more than 80 participants representing key stakeholders from all over the world, the Summit aims to integrate best practices, challenges and solutions in moving to truly value-based reimbursement globally. (Please note: This story was also featured on: News Channel 25, The Street.)


Healthcare’s horizon
Industry Magazine (6/4)
The anticipated Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will offer an innovative, team-based approach that will mirror how healthcare will be delivered in the future.


Cardiac expert S. Simsir, M.D., joins Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Asbury Park Press (6/1)
Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon Sinan Simsir, M.D, has joined the medical staff and cardiac surgery program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. His talents add to the robust expertise and capabilities offered at the region’s leading cardiovascular center.


Summer Celebration to Protect and Preserve the Jersey Shore 
Two River Times (5/25)
Steve Littleson, former president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, will receive the Tom Gagliano Leadership Award for Innovative Partnerships on behalf of Hackensack Meridian Health at The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation’s annual Summer Celebration at Fort Hancock.


Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian  School of Medicine appoints founding board of governors
Catholic Advocate (5/10)
The new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has appointed its founding board of governors, a diverse group of leaders from the public and private sectors to help guide the school, slated to open in 2018.


Army Reserves and Hackensack UMC partner to Provide Medical Training
NJTV News (6/5)


Hackensack UMC Partners With Army Reserve on Medical Training
NJ Biz (6/5)


IBM Watson for Oncology and Cota Combined in Pilot Study To Guide Clinical Decisions
Targeted Oncology (6/2)


Hackensack Meridian Health taps IBM Watson, Cota for oncology decision support
Becker’s IT and CIO Review (6/2)


Matawan Woman Honored at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Matawan-Aberdeen Patch (5/24)


Fallen Heroes Honored at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Asbury Park Press (5/24)


Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Rated One of the Nation’s Top Heart Hospitals
Point Pleasant Patch (5/24)
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been rated as one of the nation’s top heart hospitals in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports. The special report on heart health rated hospitals based on surgery success rates. Hospitals that were rated included those that shared outcomes data with Consumer Reports and performed well in heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. Data that was considered for the report measured complications, mortality, and other factors.


Jersey Shore University Medical Center rated among nation’s top hospitals
Asbury Park Press (5/24)
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been rated as one of the nation's top heart hospitals in the May 2017 issue of Consumer Reports. The special report on heart health rated hospitals based on surgery success rates. Hospitals that were rated included those that shared outcomes data with Consumer Reports and performed well in heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. Data that was considered for the report measured complications, mortality, and other factors.


Meridian Medical Group’s Primary Care Office on Hooper Avenue Moved, Effective May 1
Toms River Patch (5/19)
The Meridian Medical Group primary care office of Diane Verga, M.D. and Satish Bhutani, M.D. has relocated to a more spacious office at 1868 Hooper Avenue in Toms River as of May 1 to better accommodate patients and their growing practice. Dr. Verga says of the half-mile move, “With the larger facility we will now be able to get patients in the exam rooms quicker and reduce the overall wait time. This will enhance our patients’ experience as we continue to dedicate our practice to being an uppermost resource of health and wellness for the community.”


Grand Prix Boat Race Accident
A boating accident during the Grand Prix Boat Race off Point Pleasant resulted in one fatality and one trauma injury. The trauma patient was treated and admitted at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center. (Note: The high-profile incident garnered significant media coverage in print, digital, radio and television, including live stand-up news coverage in front of the medical center from CBS2 NY, ABC7 NY, News12NJ. Other coverage included: East Providence Patch, Asbury Park Press (5/23), Courier-Post (5/23)/Asbury Park Press, The Record, Star-Ledger (5/23), Star-Ledger (5/22), NJ.com, Point Pleasant Patch, Courier-Post (5/21), Newsworks.org, USA Today, Philly.com, NJ 101.5 FM Radio.)


Interview with Bob Garrett
State of Affairs with Steve Adubato (5/19)
Bob Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, sat down with Steve Adubato recently for an interview about all of the exciting developments and partnerships Hackensack Meridian Health has developed in the last nine months.  Garrett also talks about New Jersey's primary care physician shortage and how the new Hackensack Meridian-Seton Hall Medical School will help address the shortage. (A portion of this interview was featured on NJBIZ)


Harry Carson Leads Concussion Discussion Among High School Athletes
Two River Times (5/17)
Hackensack Meridian Health hosted an educational concussion event to inform area athletic directors and coaches about new protocols, what to do when a concussion is suspected and the effects of concussion on the body and how to help it heal. Spokesperson Harry Carson moderated the panel of Hackensack Meridian Health experts.


St. Joseph's, Hackensack Meridian team up on home health, hospice services agencies
NJBIZ (5/16)
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and Hackensack Meridian Health announced a jointly owned home health services agency and hospice services agency that would provide care to residents in Bergen, Passaic and parts of Morris counties. The partnership will form two entities: Visiting Health Services of New Jersey and VHS Hospice Services of New Jersey. The former is a full-service home health provider and Medicare-certified home care agency, and the latter provides a team including a physician medical director, certified nurses trained in hospice and palliative care, licensed clinical social workers, chaplains, hospice aides and trained volunteers.


With this part of Obamacare here to stay, hospitals move to offer home care
NJ.com (5/16)
Several major hospitals in the northeastern New Jersey are forming a new company to provide in-home nursing and hospice care to patients in Bergen, Passaic and parts of Morris County. Taking care of patients in their own homes fulfills two goals: It usually makes the patients happier, and it saves money.


Hackensack Meridian, St. Joseph's Healthcare to partner on home health, hospice services
Becker’s Hospital Review (5/16)
Hackensack Meridian Health, a 13-hospital system in Edison, N.J., and Paterson, N.J.-based St. Joseph's Healthcare revealed plans to form a jointly owned home health services agency and a hospice services agency. Under the partnership, the organizations will collaborate to form the Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, a Medicaid-certified, full-service home health agency, and VHS Hospice Services of New Jersey, which will provide patients with in-home personal assistance.


Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's combine home health agencies
The Record (5/16)
Two New Jersey health systems announced Tuesday that they are combining their home-health and hospice agencies in a joint venture to better address the evolving nature of health care, where care increasingly is delivered in the homes of patients.  The partnership is expected to greatly expand services in Bergen and Passaic counties, executives for Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's Healthcare System said.


St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and Hackensack Meridian Health Announce Home Care and Hospice Care Partnership
NJ Business Magazine (5/16)
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and Hackensack Meridian Health announced the formation of a jointly owned home health services agency and hospice services agency to serve patients and families across Bergen, Passaic and parts of Morris County. Bringing together these first-class organizations will set a new standard of excellence in home health services, providing high-quality, highly coordinated and professional continuum of care to patients in the comfort of their homes.


Paint the Town Pink Coverage
Old Bridge TV (May)
Throughout the month of May, 75 towns across New Jersey have been participating in Hackensack Meridian Health’s eleventh annual Paint the Town Pink initiative, which helps to raise awareness about the importance of mammography and women’s health. (Note: Paint the Town Pink was also featured in The Sandpaper, 2, 3; Central Jersey.com, 2; Tap Into, 2, 3.)


Hackensack Meridian Health Expands Osteoporosis Services, Opens First Bone Health Center
Rumson Patch (5/18)
Hackensack Meridian Health expanded its comprehensive lineup of orthopedic services with the opening of the Center for Bone Health in January. As the first of its kind in New Jersey, the Meridian Medical Group practice screens for osteoporosis and provides treatment options if necessary. With more than 15 years of experience, Vicki DeNoia, MSN, APN, leads the practice by assessing bone fragility and evaluating fracture risk, including bone density testing.


N.J. Hospitals Practice Response to Nuclear Attack
Facilitiesnet.com (5/12)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with a number of state and federal agencies, conducted a simulation in the metropolitan New York area called Operation Gotham Shield to explore the aftermath of a terrorist attack with a nuclear component. On Wednesday, Hackensack University Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy participated in the exercise, testing how it would handle the thousands of patients that would be contaminated by the fallout. (Note: This story was also featured on FierceHealthcare.com.)


AirMed One Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
The County Seat (5/12)
Hackensack Meridian Health proudly marks the fifth anniversary of AirMed One. The helicopter, which offers vital transport services to patients, first took flight on April 7, 2012. AirMed One was the first aircraft in New Jersey to utilize the LUCAS® chest compression system, which performs high-quality chest compressions when a patient goes into cardiac arrest. Last year, AirMed One became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System (CAMTS) on its first attempt. Licensed in both New Jersey and New York, the entire AirMed One team has been recognized for board certification in flight.  AirMed One has logged nearly 1,300 patient care missions.


Museum donating baby hats in honor of baseball legend Yogi Berra
The Record (5/11)
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University remembered the legendary baseball player and longtime Montclair resident on what would have been his 92nd birthday recently. The museum donated a selection of Yogi Berra Museum baby hats along with free museum memberships for the families of all children born on Friday, May 12. The following Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals distributed the hats on May 12: Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Mountainside Medical Center, Palisades Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Pascack Valley Medical Center.  Parents had a choice of a white, blue or pink hat for their baby. (Note: This story was also featured on NJ.com and Hospital Newspaper)

Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's combine home health agencies
NorthJersey.com (5/16)

Two New Jersey health systems announced Tuesday that they are combining their home-health and hospice agencies in a joint venture to better address the evolving nature of health care, where care increasingly is delivered in the homes of patients.

Learn more here.


St. Joseph's, Hackensack Meridian team up on home health, hospice services agencies
NJBIZ (5/16)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and Hackensack Meridian Health announced a jointly owned home health services agency and hospice services agency that would provide care to residents in Bergen, Passaic and parts of Morris counties.

Learn more here.


Hackensack Meridian Health Annual Meeting 
BC the Mag (5/11)

The Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees held the first annual meeting in East Brunswick.  More than 700 people attended.

See full story here.


Hackensack Meridian Health at the forefront of robotic technology from Bergen to Ocean counties
Paramuspost.com (5/10)

As a leader in surgical innovation, Hackensack Meridian Health has brought the latest in robotic technology to its Centers of Robotic Surgery with the brand new da Vinci Xi(r) surgical systems. This tremendous robotics expansion at Hackensack Meridian Health includes the following hospitals all receiving new Xi(r) units: Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center.

See full story here.


Hackensack Meridian Health physician Andre Goy, M.D. honored among NJBIZ 'Healthcare Heroes' finalists for 2017
NJBIZ (5/10)

See full story here.


New Jersey Hospitals Offer Modern, State-of-the-Art Emergency Rooms
COMMERCE Magazine (5/9)

Nearly 150 million patients are being treated in Emergency Rooms in U.S. hospitals each year. An increase in patients 85 years older is requiring ERs to administer more complex care than in the past, and patient volume is increasing among women and in cities, according to a five-year study between 2006 and 2011 by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. New Jersey hospitals are rising to the challenge and caring for patients with modern, state-of-the-art ERs including the following: Palisades Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. 

See full story here.


NJBIZ reveals Healthcare Heroes finalists for 2017
NJBIZ (5/8)

See full story here.


Sky Blue, Hackensack Meridian Health Join Forces For Fourth Year
Wall Patch (5/8)

See full story here.


When it comes to patient care, excellence is key
Asbury Park Press (5/7)

A patient’s safety and well-being are at the foundation of high-quality health care. If you or a loved one has been hospitalized, required at-home care, or just needed a little extra navigation with medications after a procedure, you expected excellence from the most knowledgeable professionals. For more than two decades, hospitals across Hackensack Meridian Health have been Magnet-designated by the American Credentialing Center.

See full story here.


Stars come out for 5th annual Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium
The Record (5/6)

Hackensack Meridian Health was one of the sponsors of a free, family-friendly event held at MetLife Stadium. The Expo featured fun fitness activities from HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Powered by the Giant, seminars on wellness from the pros, and health tips and info.  Hackensack Meridian Health provided a range of resources at the expo, including free blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) assessments, lung cancer pre-screenings and skin cancer screenings.

See full story here.


Riverview Medical Center Welcomes More 3D Mammography
Two River Times (5/5)
Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center added a third tomosynthesis breast imaging machine in April 2017 thanks to a $500,000 pledge from the Sansone Foundation, founded by Enilda and Paul Sansone Sr. of Rumson. 


Paint the Town Pink Makes Moves and Pinks On
Two River Times (5/4)
Throughout the month of May, 75 towns throughout New Jersey have been participating in Hackensack Meridian Health’s eleventh annual Paint the Town Pink initiative, which helps to raise awareness about the importance of mammography and women’s health.


Kenneth Sable, M.D., president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, discusses leadership, being part of the new Hackensack Meridian Health network, and patient-focused initiatives
May 4, 2017
RadioVision

Twin Sisters Defy Odds at Ocean Medical Center
May 4, 2017
WABC / WNBC

Twins give birth same day at Ocean Medical Center
WOBM
May 4, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health, JFK sign definitive agreement to merge
njbmagazine.com
May 4, 2017

Hackensack Meridian, UnitedHealthcare to form accountable care program
NJBiz.com
May 3, 2017

Hackensack Meridian and JFK Health merger focuses on population health
Modern Healthcare
May 2, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health, JFK Health sign definitive agreement to merge
Becker’s Hospital Review
May 2, 2017

JFK Health, Hackensack Meridian sign merger deal
APP.com
May 2, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health, JFK agree to merger
NJBiz
May 2, 2017

Another N.J. hospital merger is complete as JFK joins large chain
NJ.com
May 2, 2017

JFK Health, Hackensack Meridian sign merger deal
myCentralJersey.com
May 2, 2017

Hackensack Meridian closer to adding central Jersey hospital
May 2, 2017
The Record

Hackensack Meridian Health and JFK Health Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge
May 2, 2017
PR Newswire

Toms River twin sisters had baby boys on the same day
Asbury Park Press
May 1, 2017

Dr. Sahu shares tips for healthy diet and exercise
NBC 4 - NY

April 30, 2017

Why Do We Dream?
NJTV News
April 7, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health physicians receive artistic awards
Asbury Park Press
April 7, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health Reveals New Logo
April 6, 2017
NJBiz.com

For Hackensack Meridian Health, New Branding is Next Step in Becoming National Player
April 6, 2017
NJBiz.com

Vegas doctor, formerly from Jersey, likes what he sees at Hackensack Meridian event
April 6, 2017
NJBiz.com

Hackensack Meridian Health Launches New Brand
April 6, 2017

NorthJersey.com

Health network launches brand, ad campaign
NJ.com
April 4, 2017

Top Hospitals 2017
April 1, 2017

Inside Jersey

Improving quality in a volatile environment
March 28, 2017

McKnight’s

Heartbeats: Teaming up to fight colorectal cancer
March 28, 2017
MyCentralJersey.com

Healthwise: Reiki for hospital patients and self-care
March 28, 2017

MyCentralJersey.com

Five ways your life will change when you lose weight
March 28, 2017

Florida Today

Is Christie right for drug fight job?
March 28, 2017
Asbury Park Press

Change brings Anne Frank exhibit to central NJ for first time.
March 28, 2017

Asbury Park Press

Kidney Disease is Ninth Leading Cause of Death in New Jersey  
March 24, 2017
NJTV

Hackensack Meridian Health Named Among NJ "Companies that Care" for Honoring Sacrifice and Service
March, 2017
Commerce Magazine

103 Health Care Leaders to Know in 2017
Becker's Hospital Review
March 24, 2017

Patient Pleased with Care Received at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
News 12 New Jersey
March 22, 2017

50 Most Powerful People in Health Care
NJBiz.com
March 20, 2017

Health-care industry can't wait for Congress
NorthJersey.com
March 17, 2017

RediClinic celebrates opening of six new locations at Rite Aid stores
Drug Store News
February 28, 2017

Jersey Shore University Medical listed among Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
Syosset-Jericho Tribune
February 28, 2017

Michael C. Sullivan, M.D. discusses thyroid conditions and treatment
Seabrook Today
February 21, 2017

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease with WOBM's Shawn and Sue
92.7 WOBM-FM
February 20, 2017

Ali Moosvi, M.D. discusses heart disease
94.3 The Point
February 20, 2017

Cautionary tale of the heart: Mom survives cardiac scare
Asbury Park Press
February 14, 2017

How patient-tracking technology is improving care at hospitals
Healthcare Business & Technology
February 13, 2017

Renato Apolito, M.D., shares some tips for shoveling snow and caring for your heart
APP.com
February 13, 2017

Eli Manning's award further bolsters Hackensack Meridian program
NJBiz.com
February 6, 2017

Partners in Excellence: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Open New Joint Treatment Centers
Industry Magazine
Feb 5, 2017

Ralph DelNegro, D.O. discusses glaucoma and the importance of regular eye care
NJTV News
January, 31, 2017

Cardiac Care Advances at New Jersey’s Top Hospitals and Medical Centers
Commerce Magazine (pg. 42)
January 31, 2017

Hackensack Meridian exec named chairman of New Jersey Hospital Association
NJBiz.com
January 25, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health's Co-CEO Bob Garrett and WFAN Sports Radio host Bob Salter discuss exciting happenings at Hackensack Meridian Health
WFAN Sports Radio
January 25, 2016

Steven Morgan, M.D., OB/GYN at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, on the benefits of folic acid prior to and throughout pregnancy
NJTV News
January 13, 2016

John Lloyd and Robert Garrett: Perfecting the co-working space
NJBiz.com
January 9, 2016

John Lloyd and Robert Garrett: Perfecting the co-working space
NJBiz.com
January 9, 2016

Nancy Mulheren Donates $1 Million to Riverview Medical Center Foundation
AHHerald.com
January 6, 2016

Merger of Two New Jersey Organizations Creates New State of Health Care
January 4, 2017
Strategic Health Care Marketing

Jersey Shore University Medical Center infection prevention manager Susan Hanrahan discusses health care related infections
January 4, 2017
Another Thing with Larry Mendte


Visit our news archive to view past years' "In the News" items from Hackensack Meridian Health.