Palliative Care


A holistic, compassionate approach in conjunction with medical treatment and care

Our Pain & Palliative Medicine Institute was the first Joint Commission-Certified program in New Jersey

The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for patients (both adult and pediatric) with serious illness.

Locations


Academic Medical Centers


Hackensack University Medical Center


30 PROSPECT AVE, HACKENSACK, NJ 07601

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) is a 900-bed nonprofit, research and teaching hospital located seven miles (11 km) west of New York City, in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Children's Hospitals


Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital


30 PROSPECT AVE, HACKENSACK, NJ 07601

Children need special treatment, and our specialists have dedicated their careers to taking care of kids. They know how to treat children, and how to communicate with them. Our equipment is specially designed for children, and our hospital itself has been designed with children in mind.

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital


1945 NJ-33, NEPTUNE CITY, NJ 07753

Meeting all of a child’s needs whether physical, emotional, and mental helps them to recover quicker and gives parents additional peace of mind. Supporting the parents and family members is just as important.

Community Hospitals


Ocean Medical Center


425 JACK MARTIN BLVD, BRICK, NJ 08724

Quality health care. Exceptional service. That is what you can expect when you come to Ocean Medical Center. At Ocean Medical Center, we strive to provide you with the finest health care anywhere, right here at home. Located in the heart of one of the largest and fastest-growing counties in the state, Ocean Medical Center has become a vital part of the community since its opening in 1984.

Mountainside Medical Center


1 BAY AVE, MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042

Mountainside Medical Center has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The physicians, nurses and volunteers who are a part of the Mountainside family are also your friends and neighbors. We’re your community, your hospital, and your team, working hard on your behalf.

Southern Ocean Medical Center


1140 ROUTE 72 WEST, MANAHAWKIN, NJ 08050

Each and every day at Southern Ocean Medical Center, our physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, support staff and volunteers come together to capture the spirit of compassionate care and medical excellence that has defined our organization for more than 30 years. It is our way of assuring that we remain true to providing each patient with a remarkable healthcare experience.

Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy


530 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE, PERTH AMBOY, NJ 08861

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with hospitals located in both Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center. It is the recipient of the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke Silver Plus and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Awards, recognizing the optimal care of stroke and heart failure patients.

Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge


1 HOSPITAL PLAZA, OLD BRIDGE, NJ 08857

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with hospitals located in both Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center. It is a recipient of the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke Silver Plus and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Awards, recognizing the optimal care of stroke and heart failure patients.

Riverview Medical Center


1 RIVERVIEW PLAZA, RED BANK, NJ 07701

Riverview Medical Center provides a variety of service and quality of care that is unsurpassed in Monmouth County. Riverview offers patients the convenience and accessibility of a community hospital in addition to the advanced technology and continuum of care provided by a regional health care network. Our reputation has been built on the professionalism, compassion, and skill of our nurses and physicians.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center


1945 NJ-33, NEPTUNE CITY, NJ 07753

Since our founding in 1904, Jersey Shore University Medical Center has built a solid reputation for delivering the most advanced programs and services in central New Jersey. As a not-for-profit academic medical center and one of the busiest medical centers in the state, Jersey Shore is a university medical center affiliate of UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Bayshore Medical Center


727 NORTH BEERS ST, HOLMDEL, NJ 07733

At Bayshore Medical Center, we provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including specialized services like our Center for Wound Healing, Sleep Care Center, Center for Bariatrics and comprehensive Rehabilitation Services.

Palliative Care Patient Resources


Advance Directives Quiz

How important is it to draw up a living will? Take this quiz and find out.

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Living Will Offers Peace of Mind

A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.

Why you should put it writing

Meridian Care Journey Video

This brief video highlights how Meridian Care Journey is improving the quality of life of people facing serious illnesses.

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Bringing Comfort to Palliative Care

When people hear the term palliative care, many assume that it's a treatment only for someone who is dying. But palliative care can also be used to bring physical and emotional comfort to anyone with a serious illness.

Care for any patient at any age