Advance directives are documents you create to describe the extent of medical treatment you want to receive—or not to receive—should you become unconscious or too ill to communicate. Though the topic may be difficult to discuss, your wishes are important. We recommend that you discuss advance directives with your spouse, other family members, physicians, nurses, and clerics while you are feeling well and thinking clearly.
Bioethics is the discipline that addresses ethical issues that arise in the health care setting, including those related to life and death, cure and comfort, truth telling and trust reflected in patient care and decision making.
Improving patient care by focusing on key quality and safety indicators is integral to achieving Hackensack Meridian’s overall quality and safety objectives. It is an interdisciplinary, multi-party effort, one that encompasses the entire organization – including physicians, nurses, support staff, administration personnel and board members – all working in partnership to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Many patients are required to obtain pre-admission testing prior to their scheduled procedure(s).
At Jersey Shore University Medical Center, there are two locations where pre-admission testing occurs:
HOPE Tower (located directly next to the main Jersey Shore University Medical Center building)
19 Davis Avenue
Neptune, NJ 07753
Amdur Pavilion at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune Township, NJ 07753
The location where your testing will occur is dependent upon the procedure.
Where to Go for Pre-Admission Testing
Your care team will inform you if scheduled testing is required or if walk-in testing is an option. If your care team does not contact you regarding scheduling your testing, please obtain your testing at HOPE Tower.
HOPE Tower Testing
- Walk-in only:
- Blood/Lab Work
- Call 732-776-4698 to schedule:
- Bone Density
- CT Scan
- Nuclear Medicine
- Port Checks
Laboratory questions: 732-776-4499
Radiology/imaging questions: 732-897-3806
Amdur Pavilion Pre-Admission Testing (Scheduled Testing for Procedural Patients Only)
- Blood/Lab Work
- Chest X-Ray
- Cardiac 30-Day Follow-Up (ECHO and EKG)
- Joint Replacement Classes (Wednesdays at 1 p.m. / Thursdays at 7:30 a.m.)
- Anesthesia Evaluation
- Carotid Dopplers
Contact the pre-admission testing department at Amdur Pavilion: 732-776-3680
Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to providing individuals with disabilities full and equal access to services and treatment. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Hackensack Meridian Health welcomes the use of service animals by any person with a disability.
Patients and guests can enter the medical center campus from Route 33, following easy access from the Garden State Parkway or Routes 18, 34 and 35 (see detailed directions below). For most outpatient services, you should drive around the loop road to the other side of the hospital. You can also access valet parking, directly, at the A you have pre-registered, you will also check in at this location and can quickly go to your destination in the hospital Amdur Ambulatory Care Center entrance on the east side of the campus. This is also where registration is located.
Patients and guests may also take advantage of our Free Valet Parking service, available at the entrances to the Emergency Department, Amdur Outpatient Center, Northwest Pavilion and the Brennan Building. Simply follow the signs to the valet areas at the Emergency Department, Amdur Outpatient Center, Brennan Building and Northwest Pavilion entrances as you enter the hospital and you will be greeted by one of our friendly valet team members. Wheelchairs and other assistance are also available for patients and visitors with special needs.
Amdur Outpatient Center:
6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Parking Garage (Level 2):
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
From the North
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 100A. Follow Route 33 East (also Corlies Avenue) for approximately 3.1 miles. The parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the left.
Take Route 35 South to Corlies Avenue (also Route 33) in Neptune. Turn Right onto Corlies Avenue heading West (Route 33) for approximately 1/2 mile. The parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the right.
Take Route 18 South to Exit 8a – Route 33 East. Route 33 is also Corlies Avenue. Follow approximately 1/2 mile. The main parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the left at the 2nd traffic light.
From the South
Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 100A. Follow Route 33 East (also Corlies Avenue) for approximately 3.1 miles. The parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the left.
Take Route 35 North to Corlies Avenue (also Route 33) in Neptune. Turn Left onto Corlies Avenue heading West (Route 33) for approximately 1/2 mile. The parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the right.
From the East
Follow Corlies Avenue (also Route 33) for approximately 1/2 mile. The parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the right.
From the West
Take Route 33 East to the Route 33/34 Circle. Continue East on Route 33 (also Corlies Avenue) for approximately 6 miles. The parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the left.
Take Route 195 East to Exit 36. Follow signs to Garden State Parkway North (approximately 1 mile after exit). Take the Garden State Parkway North to Exit 100. Follow Route 33 East (also Corlies Avenue) for approximately 3.1 miles. The parking entrance for Jersey Shore University Medical Center will be on the left.
Directions to our Outpatient Services & the Amdur Ambulatory Care Center
From the East
Take Route 33 West and pass Walgreen’s on your right and make the 2nd right into the Amdur Entrance. This entrance is right before the red light. Please proceed straight for our complementary valet or make an immediate right for surface lot parking.
From the West
Take Route 33 East and make left into the hospitals main entrance (at light) and stay left on the loop road. Follow that around the parameter of the campus following the signs for “Amdur Parking”. You will make a right directly after the parking garage and travel back toward 33. You will see parking spaces throughout this area. You are encouraged to use valet which is complementary. Make a right at the end of the building and then another right to valet.