Hackensack Meridian Health Recognized with a CIANJ COMMERCE Magazine Companies that Care Award in Partnership with Family Promise

April 4, 2019

Celebrating the Companies that Care recognition are Jersey Shore University Medical Center administrators (L to R) Vito Buccellato, chief hospital executive; Annamarie Cutroneo, vice president, Experience and Hospitality; and Chad Haraschak, resident regional director of Environmental Services.

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with a CIANJ COMMERCE Magazine 2019 Companies that Care Award – as a CIANJ Champion of Good Works for its partnership with Family Promise.

Working with Family Promise of Monmouth County, which provides shelter, food, transportation, and supportive services for homeless families, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center has been helping homeless individuals by donating clean linens to shelters for more than 10 years.

“I want to congratulate our team members for cultivating this important relationship and collaborating with Family Promise,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Together, they have made and continue to make a positive impact and a meaningful difference.”

Family Promise coordinates a shelter network of 12 faith-based congregations that house guests for one week at a time, providing families with private spaces for sleeping. Through the Environmental Services Department at the hospital, the organization requests the necessary amount of linens, and the hospital donates them to be used at the shelters.

Once the guests complete their stay, Family Promise returns the linens to the hospital to be laundered, and the cycle begins again. The turnkey process takes place approximately every two weeks and is a meaningful way for the hospital to provide a simple comfort of home.

Described by CIANJ as a grand tribute to corporate philanthropy, ths year marks the sixth annual celebration of the business community’s generosity. Winners were recognized recently at the CIANJ Companies that Care reception at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, NJ.



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 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which include 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 – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 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 more than 34,100 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 four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. 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 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.