July 18, 2019
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that it has honored Hackensack Meridian Health in appreciation for the health network’s 100 years of participation and leadership in the American Hospital Association. While founded in 1898, AHA’s first year of admitting institutional members was 1919, meaning that Hackensack Meridian Health is one of 55 charter members of the AHA. The AHA presented the award to Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett on July 9.
“Over the past 100 years, Hackensack Meridian Health has been a leader in advancing health for the patients and communities in New Jersey that it serves. This includes opening Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in 2018 to train the next generation of caregivers and creating a wide range of innovative and targeted community partnerships to promote wellness and prevent health disparities. In addition, Hackensack Meridian Health has helped drive advancements in health care nationally over the decades by its leaders serving in a variety of important roles at the state and national levels,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “We thank Hackensack Meridian Health for their valuable contributions to our field, including increasing access to quality health care, conducting life-saving research and serving as a model for building effective partnerships that expand health care beyond hospital beds and into communities.”
“Hackensack Meridian Health is proud of its partnership with the American Hospital Association. One hundred years is a testament to how much we value AHA’s contributions to improve health care throughout the years,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “We look forward to continuing to advance the health of individuals and communities throughout the United States.”