August 26, 2016
Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, joined health systems across the country this week in calling on food producers and manufacturers to provide sustainable meat and poultry for the health care industry. HackensackUMC is leading the way among health care institutions in driving antibiotics out of meat procurement, with 85 percent of its meat and poultry raised without routine antibiotics.
“Health care is an important sector in our economy, and by encouraging food distributors and wholesalers to provide antibiotic-free meat, HackensackUMC can help drive antibiotics out of meat procurement,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “HackensackUMC’s mission is to provide excellent, quality care for our patients, and providing high quality, sustainable food to our team members, patients and community is part of that effort.”