The Medical and Dental Staff of Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Supports HOPE Tower through a $1 Million Donation

October 23, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the hospital’s Medical and Dental Staff made a $1 million donation in support of the HOPE Tower construction project. The gift is specifically dedicated to building out the tenth floor conference center where academic conferences and symposia will take place as well as board, clinical and educational meetings.

“We are so very proud and excited to support this project,” explains Michael F. Lospinuso, M.D., MBA, FACS, president of the Medical and Dental Staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “As Hackensack Meridian Health advances quality health care services in New Jersey, HOPE Tower brings together innovation, education and technology that will enable us to better care for our patients. HOPE Tower will enhance the high level of services already provided at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, combined with having dedicated educational centers which will provide advanced medical training for clinicians and students.”

HOPE Tower is currently under construction on the East Campus of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The development includes a ten-story medical office building housing a dedicated Cancer Care Center, outpatient imaging services, a clinical academic center, an innovative simulation laboratory and the Christopher Center for Mental Health & Wellness. In addition, a nine-level parking garage building with more than 1,500 new parking spaces for patients, guests and team members recently opened adjacent to HOPE Tower.

“Philanthropy is incredibly important to the care we are able to provide at Jersey Shore University Medical Center,” explains Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital. “We are honored that the medical and dental staff have made this extraordinary investment in the hospital, and the community as a whole. We are confident HOPE Tower will make a huge difference in our patients’ care journey.”

To learn more about how you can support the development of HOPE Tower, contact Paul Huegel, senior executive director of Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation at 732-751-5117 or or visit

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 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 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 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 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, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, 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.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; 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.

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