Nursing at Hackensack Meridian Health

Professional Practice Model

Mission

Humanize Care Through The Art And Science Of Nursing

Vision

Boldly Transform the nursing profession to deliver the highest quality humanistic care.

Philosophy

As professional nurses, we provide holistic family and patient centered care to the communities we serve.

Foundational to Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, we translate the ethical, theoretical and experiential evidence into the establishment of an authentic, caring, healing environment. This care embraces a continuum of services and encompasses levels of care in diversified specialties, throughout the lifespan.

Essential to human caring we embrace self-care, caring for each other and caring for our communities. We are committed to creating a highly reliable culture of quality and safety in order to achieve superior patient outcomes, while sustaining a healthy practice environment that supports shared decision making, allowing the nursing voice to influence policy and practice.

Finally, we believe that innovation and research drives change, inspires new knowledge, brings joy and makes a difference in the practice and delivery of humanistic care.

Our Hospital Nursing Leadership


Theresa Brodrick, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC Executive Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive
Image of Ellen Angelo, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN

Ellen Angelo, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Image of Dianne Aroh, MS, R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE

Dianne Aroh, MS, R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE

Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical and Patient Care Officer Hackensack University Medical Center

Image of Theresa Colarusso, MPA, BSN, NEA-BC, CPPS

Theresa Colarusso, MPA, BSN, NEA-BC, CPPS

Vice President, Nursing Quality Initiatives & System Improvement

Image of Donna Ciufo, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, NE-BC, CCRN

Donna Ciufo, DNP, RN, RNP-BC, NE-BC, CCRN

Vice President, Nursing Education, Professional Practice and Leadership Development

Image of Marie Foley Danecker, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC

Marie Foley Danecker, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Ocean Medical Center

Image of Susan Giordano, R.N., BSN, MBA, NE – BC, FACHE

Susan Giordano, R.N., BSN, MBA, NE – BC, FACHE

Chief Nursing Officer
Pascack Valley Medical Center

Image of Rebecca D. Graboso, DNP, R.N., FNP-BC, CNRN

Rebecca D. Graboso, DNP, R.N., FNP-BC, CNRN

Vice President, Nursing/Chief Nurse Executive, Riverview Medical Center

Image of Lisa Guinta, MSN, RN-BC

Lisa Guinta, MSN, RN-BC

Magnet Program Director

Image of James Lindquist, MBA, BSN, RN

James Lindquist, MBA, BSN, RN

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
JFK Medical Center

Image of Dell Oliver, R.N, MSN, MBA, FACHE Chief Nursing Officer

Dell Oliver, R.N, MSN, MBA, FACHE Chief Nursing Officer

Chief Nursing Officer Mountainside Medical Center

Image of Jane O’Rourke, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Jane O’Rourke, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge and Perth Amboy

Image of Dawn Heath, MBA, MHA, BSN, CCRN-CSC

Dawn Heath, MBA, MHA, BSN, CCRN-CSC

Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive Southern Ocean Medical Center

Image of Shaun Sweeney, MSN, RN-BC

Shaun Sweeney, MSN, RN-BC

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Carrier Clinic

Image of Alda Valenzuela, RN-C, MSN, CWS, C-NE, CDONA-LTC

Alda Valenzuela, RN-C, MSN, CWS, C-NE, CDONA-LTC

VP of Nursing
Hackensack Meridian Quality Care

Image of Heather Veltre, MS, BSN, BN, RN, NEA-BC

Heather Veltre, MS, BSN, BN, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Palisades Medical Center

Image of Linda Walsh, R.N., MSN, CEN, NEA-BC

Linda Walsh, R.N., MSN, CEN, NEA-BC

Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive Bayshore Medical Center

Image of Teri Wurmser Ph.D., MPH, RN, NEA-BC

Teri Wurmser Ph.D., MPH, RN, NEA-BC

Director, Ann May Center for Nursing and Allied Health,
Dean of the Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing

What it Means to Be a Magnet® Facility


What our Nurses Say About Working Here