Hackensack Meridian Health Named PeopleSoft Innovator by Oracle

June 20, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce it received the PeopleSoft Innovator Award from Oracle, a leading global computer technology corporation, for its outstanding work leveraging PeopleSoft Test Framework. The award was presented at the COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum in Las Vegas in April.

“I want to congratulate our Hackensack Meridian Health Information Technology team for achieving this distinction,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Through the leadership of Dr. David Reis and our entire team, we have successfully leveraged the latest capabilities and technologies to transform our health care network and our information technology practices.”

Hackensack Meridian Health, in conjunction with its partner SpearMC Consulting, implemented an automated testing solution using PeopleSoft Test Framework, while automating standard business processes that supported an aggressive standardization effort implementing PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management across three hospitals as well as additional care facilities, while also expanding the PeopleSoft product footprint.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Oracle for our work in successfully deploying PeopleSoft,” said David Reis, Ph.D., executive vice president, chief information officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Hackensack Meridian Health is a dynamic and growing organization and our team has been able to effectively come together to design, test and implement electronic resource planning systems that ensure a seamless transition for all of our users. I am proud of all we were able to accomplish together for the benefit of our patients and team members.”

“At Hackensack Meridian Health, we are committed to providing high-quality care and exceptional patient experiences, ensuring we deliver the right care, to the right people, at the right time,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.  “Information technology is critical to our ability to successfully deliver care, and we applaud our team members for their outstanding work putting us on the forefront of technology.”

The PeopleSoft Innovators program was launched in August of 2017. PeopleSoft Innovators showcase what is possible with today’s PeopleSoft – driving measurable results in areas such as reduced operating costs, more rapid response to changing business demands, and providing users with an intuitive and productive user interface.


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 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; 11 community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 450 patient care locations throughout the state which include 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 33,000 team members, and 6,500 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, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center which is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include 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.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.

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