Hackensack, N.J., August 24, 2016 – Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce it has been named among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review. For five years, Becker’s has published a version of the list, and HackensackUMC has been featured every year since its inception. The list has featured hospitals and health systems leading the nation in cancer care.
According to Becker’s, “Hospitals included on this list offer patients comprehensive cancer care involving teams of specialists, participation in clinical trials and personalized treatment programs. Many organizations on this list are driving forces in the fight to end cancer as we know it.”
“The John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC consistently seeks new ways to offer more effective, targeted care to our cancer patients in a healing environment,” said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Congratulations to the entire team, including Dr. Andrew Pecora, vice president and chief innovation officer, and president of the Physician Services Division of Hackensack Meridian Health, Dr. Andre Goy, chairman and director; and everyone at the John Theurer Cancer Center for their dedication to our patients.”
“Hackensack Meridian Health prides itself on offering specialized care,” said John K. Lloyd, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “To achieve this recognition five years in a row reflects the world-class reputation the John Theurer Cancer Center has established throughout the country.”
Hospitals included on this list offer patients comprehensive cancer care involving teams of specialists, participation in clinical trials and personalized treatment programs. Many organizations on this list are driving forces in the fight to end cancer as we know it.
The full list can be read here: http://bit.ly/2aOJZK7.
About Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.
To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.