Meridian Health Named Most Wired for 14th Consecutive Year

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Email:rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Meridian Health Named Most Wired for 14th Consecutive Year

Meridian Health was recently named to the 2013 "Most Wired" survey for the 14th year in a row; an honor that Meridian has received more times than any other existing health system in the state of New Jersey.

The Most Wired award is sponsored by the Hospitals and Health Networks, and is designed to measure the level of degree in which American health systems have integrated efficient and cost effective IT programs. The recipients of the award are those hospitals that have successfully incorporated innovative technological measures. By doing so, the hospital is able to not only greatly diminish the potential for error, but also reduce patients' average length of stay (ALOS), and provide caregivers with the most efficient means necessary to alleviate patients' suffering.

IT remains a crucial indicator of a hospital's success, as capacities such as organization, modernization, and efficiency remain impossible without it.

"Information technology is an essential ingredient in our efforts to continuously improve patient care and safety" said Rebecca Weber, senior vice president and chief information officer, Meridian Health.

"Being recognized as a Most Wired Health System acknowledges the efforts of our physicians, nurses, clinicians, and team members at Meridian who continuously strive to give our patents the best possible care. Having received this award for 14 years is a reflection on the Meridian's commitment to make the necessary investments to be at the leading edge of Healthcare technology and care delivery."

More information about the Most Wired Survey is available at: http://www.hhnmostwired.com/aboutus/index.dhtml.

About Meridian Health

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising 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 health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.