iPlay America Gifts $250,000 to Support the Child Life Program at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce a generous gift of $250,000 from iPlay America, New Jersey’s largest indoor amusement park, to support the Child Life Program at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune.

Patients at JFK University Medical Center to Benefit from $1 Million Gift from the Sarala Bathena Foundation

A $1 million gift to Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation by the Sarala Bathena Foundation will establish the Sarala Bathena Oncology Patient Assistance Fund at Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center, a not-for-profit medical center located in Edison, NJ.

Celebrating 20 Years of Revving Engines: Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation to Host Annual Joseph M. Sanzari Charity Motorcycle Run and Raffle

Celebrating 20 Years of Revving Engines: Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation to Host Annual Joseph M. Sanzari Charity Motorcycle Run and Raffle

Hackensack Meridian Health Announces the Sheila Cancro Institute for Nursing Leadership and Practice Excellence

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce the creation of the Sheila Cancro Institute for Nursing Leadership and Practice Excellence to provide infrastructure, support and advocacy for nurses as they advance their careers, education and research. In addition, a New Career Initiative will help build a pipeline of new nurses by offering financial relief to students.

Corporate Champions Program Officially Launches at Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, the philanthropic division of Hackensack Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the official launch of its Corporate Champions Program.

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation Announces Annual Golf Outings Throughout New Jersey

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, the philanthropic division of Hackensack Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, is delighted to announce the dates of its upcoming annual golf outings for five of its hospital foundations

Announcing the Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute, Three Nationally Recognized Neuroscience Institutes Now United

Hackensack Meridian Health’s three nationally-recognized neuroscience institutes at Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and JFK University Medical Center are now united as Hackensack Meridian Neuroscience Institute — the largest, most comprehensive Neuroscience Institute in the state.

Eight Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from Leapfrog Group for Fall 2022

Hackensack Meridian Health network receives 8 ‘A’ Hospital safety grades by Leapfrog Group for Fall 2022, the most of any health network in New Jersey.

Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Van Andel Institute Awarded Estimated $12.4 Million SPORE Grant from National Cancer Institute

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Van Andel Institute (VAI) have been awarded a prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (or SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (award P50CA254897). The five-year grant valued at an estimated $12.4 million will support nearly 20 scientists as they work to improve epigenetic therapies for cancer. The project is co-led by Coriell’s President and CEO Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, Van Andel Institute’s Chief Scientific Officer Peter A. Jones, PhD, DSc (hon), and Johns Hopkins University and VAI’s Stephen Baylin, MD.

Hackensack Meridian Health Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Circle of Compassion Team Member Financial Assistance Program

Hackensack Meridian Health is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Circle of Compassion program, which provides timely and equitable financial assistance to team members affected by a disaster or emergent, personal monetary hardship. Through the generosity of donors and 100% of Hackensack Meridian Health’s senior leadership team, more than $3 million has been raised, with over $2.3 million being awarded to date to 1,960 team members impacted by COVID-19 and other challenges.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation to Host Annual Golf Classic on July 12

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation will host a golf outing on Monday, July 12 at Deal Golf & Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. Funds raised from the event will support Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s continued growth, including the creation of a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Neuroscience Institute and the renovation and expansion of the cardiovascular interventional procedure rooms.

Ocean Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $200,000 at Golf Outing

On June 14, Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $200,000 at a golf outing that took place at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center’s Greatest Need Fund. The annual golf outing was sponsored by George Harms Construction Co. and Brielle Orthopedics.

Ocean Medical Center Foundation Hosting Golf Outing on June 14

Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center Foundation will host a golf outing on June 14 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of Hackensack Meridian Ocean Medical Center’s greatest need fund, which supports innovation, technology and essential components to ensure the highest level of patient care. The golf outing will follow all CDC, state and local guidelines and is being planned in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health clinicians to ensure the safety of guests.

Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Raises Nearly $150,000 at Golf Outing

On May 3, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation raised nearly $150,000 at a golf outing that took place at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of the Emergency Department expansion project taking place at Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center. Nearly 100 golfers participated in the event, which followed all CDC, state and local safety guidelines.

Care Protocol for Innovative Stroke Treatment at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK University Medical Center Published in Neurology Clinical Practice

A new treatment protocol that standardizes medical care for patients with acute stroke using an innovative clot-dissolving drug, has been reported by the stroke team at Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center’s Stroke and Neurovascular Center at the Neuroscience Institute.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Receives $24,000 Quality of Life Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) Devices

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is proud to announce that it has been awarded $24,000 as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) 2020 2nd Cycle Direct Effect Quality of Life grants. Fifty-one grants totaling $925,492 were awarded. The Quality of Life Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations that empower individuals living with paralysis. Since the Quality of Life Grants Program’s inception, more than 3,300 grants totaling over $32 million have been awarded. Funding for this new cycle of grants were made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (ACL grant #90PRRC0002-03-00).

Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation Hosting Golf Outing on May 3

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation will host a golf outing on May 3 at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle in support of the Emergency Department expansion project taking place at Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center. The golf outing will follow all CDC, state and local guidelines and is being planned in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health clinicians to ensure the safety of guests.

Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Anthology Diagnostics Laboratories for State-of-the-Art Lab Genomic Profiling of Cancers

Hackensack Meridian Health and Genomic Testing Cooperative (GTC) in Irvine, California, have teamed up to establish the first-of-its-kind genomic profiling laboratory called Anthology Diagnostics, to generate more personalized, precise, and real-time insights for cancer patients, oncologists and hospitals.

Hackensack Meridian Health Establishes Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation

Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest, most comprehensive and integrated health care network in New Jersey, today announced the formation of Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation. The newly created foundation will serve as the parent organization for the network’s 10 community-based hospital foundations. In addition to raising funds for the network’s local medical centers, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation will also focus on network-wide priorities such as behavioral health, children’s health, the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery & Innovation and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.

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 Healthcare Philanthropy’s (AHP) 2020 Report on Giving.

New Jersey Headquartered Banks Commit Over $145,000 to Support Hackensack Meridian Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that more than $145,000 has already been granted by several leading New Jersey headquartered banks and affiliated foundations, including: OceanFirst Bank, Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Manasquan Bank and Valley Bank.

Hackensack Meridian Health Receives Grant from TD Charitable Foundation to Provide Mammograms to Women in Need

Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation received a grant for $25,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation to support the Reducing Barriers to Mammograms at the Shore program, which provides free mammograms, diagnostic screenings and procedures to women in Monmouth and Ocean County who are low-income, have no available financial resources, are experiencing financial hardship, or are uninsured or underinsured.

Meridian Health Foundation Named Top Nonprofit Organization in New Jersey For Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation was recognized by NJBIZ as the top nonprofit organization in New Jersey in the publication’s annual Reader Rankings. Votes were cast by NJBIZ readers for the businesses they believed deserved to be recognized for their industry excellence and contributions in New Jersey.

Circle of Compassion Celebration Raises Necessary Funding for Hackensack Meridian Health Team Members

In lieu of its annual gala, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation hosted a virtual event, raising more than $600,000 for the Hackensack Meridian Health Circle of Compassion program, which provides compassionate, timely and equitable financial assistance to team members affected by a disaster or personal monetary hardship. Called the Circle of Compassion Virtual Celebration – Essential Workers, Essential Needs, the virtual event took place on Nov. 19 and featured updates from Hackensack Meridian Health leadership, moments of gratitude for frontline caregivers and special appearances by Jon Stewart and other New Jersey celebrities.

Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Virtual Oktoberfest Community Celebration Raises $100,000 at Bayshore Medical Center

The annual Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Oktoberfest Community Celebration, held virtually on Oct. 29, raised $100,000 for the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and construction of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center at Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel. In lieu of the in-person celebration due to COVID-19, the foundation live-streamed a program featuring updates from Hackensack Meridian Health leadership on the Emergency Care Center project and tributes to our health care heroes who continue to fight COVID-19 on the frontlines.

Meridian Health Foundation Hosting Circle of Compassion Virtual Celebration on November 19

In lieu of its annual gala, Hackensack Meridian – Meridian Health Foundation will host a virtual program to raise funds for the Hackensack Meridian Health Circle of Compassion program, which provides compassionate, timely and equitable financial assistance to team members affected by a disaster or personal monetary hardship. Called the Circle of Compassion Virtual Celebration – Essential Workers, Essential Needs, the virtual event will take place on November 19 at 4 p.m. and can be viewed at HackensackMeridianHealth.org/MHFVirtualEvent. The celebration will feature updates from Hackensack Meridian Health leadership, stories from COVID-19 survivors, moments of gratitude for frontline caregivers, a special appearance by Jon Stewart and more.