Hackensack, Meridian create NJ hospital giant

June 21, 2016

JERSEY CITY – Helping to usher in a new era for health care in New Jersey, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network merged on Tuesday, creating a giant hospital network that stretches from Bergen County to the southern tip of Ocean County.

Executives at Hackensack Meridian Health, the name of the new hospital network, said they want to use their newfound power to better manage care throughout their patients’ lives.

“Put it all together, we believe we will have something that’s unique and quite special,” said John K. Lloyd, Meridian’s long-time president and chief executive officer.



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