Star Ledger: Hackensack Meridian Health Dethrones RWJ Barnabas

January 3, 2018

“Hackensack Meridian Acquires Another Hospital and is Now N.J.’s Largest Chain,” was the headline in New Jersey’s largest media outlet. The story notes that the network now owns 12 acute care hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, employs a staff of 33,000 and 6,500 physicians. “The deal dethrones RWJ Barnabas Health, owner of 11 full-service hospitals valued at $5.4 billion, as the largest hospital and health care provider in the state.” Hackensack Meridian Health and JFK executives emphatically said the winners in this turf war are the patients.

Read full article on