May 12, 2015
Hackensack University Medical Center and its parent company have signed a definitive agreement with Meridian Health to merge the two systems a deal that will create the state’s largest hospital network.
The new organization, to be called Hackensack Meridian Health, will employ more than 23,000 people and have more than $3.4 billion in revenues, eclipsing Barnabas Health, currently the state’s largest health care system.
The deal, which is undergoing regulatory review, will create a system with 11 hospitals and two children’s hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties and a large network of outpatient services, including surgery centers, rehab facilities and cancer care.
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