In the News

New Jersey hospital launches Digestive Care Center in ASC
March 16, 2018

Hackensack Meridian, Carrier Clinic sign LOI for mental health services
March 15, 2018

Hackensack Meridian, Carrier exploring a partnership
March 15, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health medical director of breast surgery Denise Johnson Miller, M.D. discusses the impact of genetic testing in the fight against breast cancer.
December 28, 2017

State Troopers Visit Jersey Shore University Medical Center
News 12 New Jersey (12/18) Record/ AP (12/5) Hackensack Meridian Health Brand Backdrop for major Giants Announcement
John Mara, owner of the NY Giants, held a press conference in East Rutherford to announce the firing of coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese –in front of a background featuring the Hackensack Meridian Health brand. The photo ran on major news broadcasts and in many papers as well as the AP.

Becker’s Hospital Review (12/5) Garrett and Lloyd named Non-Profit CEOs to Know in 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs Robert C. Garrett and John K. Lloyd are included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know in 2017.

Becker’s Hospital Review (12/7) Welcome Dr. David Reis
Hackensack Meridian Health Names David Reis, Ph.D. with more than 20 years of experience in health care IT, to serve as executive vice president and chief information officer.

NJBIZ (12/6)  Hackensack Meridian Health signs onto novel cloud-based platform
Hackensack Meridian Health and Brighton Health Solutions Create offer an accountable care organization which is designed to provide patients with high-quality, cost efficient health care. It will be offered to New Jersey residents who are members of corporate, government or labor-sponsored health care plans. Those members can now price out and choose Hackensack Meridian Health or another ACO as its exclusive health care provider. Signing on Hackensack Meridian Health gives Brighton's customers significant access to care in New Jersey, with 6,000 doctors across 13 hospitals, 140 ambulatory care centers and the John Theurer Cancer Center.

(12/4) NJ Spotlight Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health Transforming Health Care
The network’s collaboration with NJII is featured in a story on innovation in health care in New Jersey and builds anticipation for which entrepreneur will win the first round of “Bear’s Den.’’ Andrew Pecora, M.D. chief innovation officer and president of Physician Services at Hackensack Meridian Health,  touts the network’s role as “an incredible incubator.’’ (12/05) Diagnosing chemical footprints in pediatric health care
The list of companies investing in chemical footprinting is on the rise. Now, concerned with the vulnerability of pediatric patients to exposure from hazardous chemicals, health care providers are scrutinizing the chemicals contained in the products they use on a daily basis. Beginning in the early 2000s, many health care organizations including Dignity Health moved to eliminate DEHP phthalate from medical supplies. With chemical footprint data in hand, health care organizations can engage suppliers in searching for alternatives that use inherently safer chemicals and have a baseline for measuring their progress in reducing their footprint. As Kyle Tafuri, director of sustainability at Hackensack-Meridian Health, explained, “Having chemical footprint data reveals where CoHCs are in products, which in turn helps us make better purchasing decisions that advance our mission of health.”

Asbury Park Press (12/4) Ditch dairy with these alternative ‘milks’
More health-conscious consumers are moving away from dairy and considering new milk-like alternatives. Stephanie Macaluso, a doctor of clinical nuturition and registered dietitian at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recommends one percent or skim milk when choosing cows’ milk. Milk with higher levels of saturated fat can be detrimental to cardiovascular health. When considering other alternatives, she advises to be aware of sugar content and the amount of protein that each contains. (12/7) Mixed, Mingled, Jingled: Hope for Children Foundation Annual Fundraising Event at Holmdel’s Bell Works is a Great Success
More than 550 guests attended a fundraiser that is focused on making a positive difference in the community by helping children in need and their families. The event honored Phyllis and Carmine Visone of Holmdel with the Humanitarian Service Award for their efforts to support many organizations, including their fight against neuromuscular disease with a special fundraiser to benefit Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s ALS clinic. (12/5) Scott MacIntyre shares secrets of success
Representatives from Jersey Shore University Medical Center participated in a special event featuring Scott MacIntyre, the first blind finalists on season 8 of American Idol in 2009. Dr. Stacy Doumas, vice chair of education and residency program director for the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, spoke about the triumphing adversity, and the Booker Health Sciences Library at medical center was one of several departments showcasing their resources for the public.

Burlington County Times (12/3) Luke’s legacy
Andre Thomas was just 30 years old and suffering through kidney failure when he received a kidney from a donor. The Mount Laurel man received the kidney from Luke Bautista, a 15 year old from Wall who died in a household accident in May 2016. Thomas participated in a special presentation at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, unveiling a floragraph of Luke, which will appear on an organ donation sponsored float in the Rose Parade in California on January 1.

NJ 101.5 (12/2) Join Craig Allen at iPlay America for the Kid’s Health Fair tomorrow
Listeners were encouraged to head to iPlay America on December 3, where team members from K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital participated in a Kid’s Holiday and Health Fair to share information about pediatric services at the medical center.

90.5 WBJB (12/5) Give a Smile Toy Drive
A toy drive to benefit K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is now underway. The effort is organized by Shore Children’s Dental Care as a way for the community to give gifts and holiday cheer to families and children spending time at the hospital. It supports the palliative care program and services offered by the Child Life team at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. (12/4) - Riverview Medical Center welcomes Habib Khan, M.D., vascular surgeon
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to welcome vascular surgeon, Habib Khan, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Khan specializes in vascular surgery, especially minimally invasive vascular surgery, and joined the Hackensack Meridian Health Cardiovascular Network in August 2015, practicing at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ and Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ, where he was named Physician of the Year in 2017. (The story was also featured on

Red Hot Magazine (November/December) Easing Joint Pain in Winter
Steven Lisser, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and president of the Riverview medical staff, offers tips to help people soothe joint pain during the cold winter months. (12/1) - Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center Appoints Rebecca Graboso as Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
Riverview Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Graboso, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN as vice president, chief nurse executive. (The story was also featured in Becker’s Hospital Review.)