Hackensack Meridian Health Announces a Partnership with the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC)

November 5, 2018

The arts center features the Hackensack Meridian Health Theater, the Gallery at HACPAC, featuring local artists, and the Atlantic Park courtyard, with an outdoor performance space.

“We are delighted to support the community by supporting the arts,” said Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, regional president, Northern Market, Hackensack Meridian Health,and a HACPAC board member. “It is a pleasure to play a role in this creative endeavor in Hackensack.”

HACPAC will showcase premier performers, including Broadway and Hollywood stars, as well as Grammy-winning artists. The art gallery will feature rotating exhibits as a showcase for artists encouraged to draw inspiration from the themes of various performances.

“Hackensack University Medical Center and HACPAC share a commitment to elevating and enhancing the lives of the people in our community,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president, Hackensack University Medical Center and executive vice president, Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health. “I look forward to our positive and productive partnership.”

Described as a home that nurtures new artists: playwrights, musicians, directors, choreographers and visual artists, HACPAC is also home to professional theater companies and arts organizations.

Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse Jr. describes HACPAC as “the crown jewel of our emerging downtown renaissance.”

The performance season in the Hackensack Meridian Health Theater, a 224-seat venue, is well underway. The City of Hackensack and the Main Street Business Alliance co-sponsor the PAC the House series. For more information, visit www.hacpac.org.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, 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; nine 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; and two rehabilitation hospitals – 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, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. 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.

Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with Seton Hall University to launch the first private medical school in New Jersey – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University – in more than 50 years to address a growing shortage of physicians and dramatic changes in health care delivery. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it. Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic, New Jersey’s oldest and most respected behavioral health provider, signed a definitive agreement to merge.

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.