Research & Education

Across the country, people turn to teaching hospitals every day for specialized surgeries, life-saving care, and complex treatments. Academic medical centers are where medical knowledge continuously evolves and new cures and treatments are found through clinical trials.

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the academic hub of the Meridian Pediatric Network. With the support of Riverview Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Bayshore Community Hospital pediatricians are actively researching ways to improve pediatric care and offering the latest treatment options.

Serving as the Training Ground for Tomorrow’s Physicians

Meridian upholds a mission of training the next generation of health care professionals. Tomorrow's physicians must understand how to incorporate patients into decision-making. They need to know how to relate to diverse cultures. They also need a business mind so they can understand how to work within the complexities of insurers.


Renowned Medical Library

Our medical library offers services recognized by many outside organizations for its resources, including a free and unique service for you. Specifically, the Booker Health Sciences Library provides you with answers to health questions based on research. Simply call or email the library your health question. In response, the library staff will put together a packet of scientifically-based information with references and mail it to your home, free of charge.

Main Number: 732-776-4265



Wellness Resources

    • Teaching Kids to Wash Their Hands

      Teaching Kids to Wash Their Hands

      More than half of food-related illness outbreaks are caused by unwashed or poorly washed hands, says the American Society for Microbiology. Outbreaks of hepatitis A in children in daycare centers have been directly connected to lack of handwashing after changing diapers or using the bathroom.

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    • Sports Injuries

      Sports Safety for Children

      Sports are great for children. Sports can help a child's physical coordination, fitness, and self-esteem. Sports can also teach children about teamwork and self-discipline.

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    • Common Childhood Injuries

      Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings

      Visit our library of online resources for common childhood injuries and poisonings.

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    • Emergency Medicine

      Emergency Medicine

      Designed to provide extraordinary care and comfort the moment you arrive, emergency treatment at Meridian Health hospitals and care centers promises unmatched care and cutting-edge technology in a calm, comfortable healing environment.

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    • Diagnostic Imaging

      Diagnostic Imaging

      Meridian Health’s Diagnostic Imaging Centers offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services designed to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.

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    • Family Resource Center

      Family Resource Center

      Whether it is small or large, relatives or friends, family is the loyal group of loved ones we are committed to protect.

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