In October 2014, Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health announced plans to merge; creating one, integrated healthcare delivery system, known as Hackensack Meridian Health, to better meet the needs of our New Jersey communities.
The network will serve a much broader geography, allowing it to expand access to services and develop new, non-hospital services. With 11 hospitals and a combined 3,181 beds throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth and Ocean counties, it will be able to provide superior healthcare to many New Jersey residents. Based off network statistics in 2013, Hackensack Meridian Health will stand to see nearly half a million emergency visits and 135,000 annual acute admissions; demonstrating its tremendous reach within New Jersey and beyond.
The health system will draw on its respective strengths: Hackensack University Health Network as a prominent research, academic and medical system; and Meridian, which represents the full continuum of care through its hospitals, fitness and wellness locations, and outpatient facilities. By combining these two health systems, Hackensack Meridian Health will truly represent the entire spectrum of care: preventive, research, academics, wellness, medical treatment, and follow-up care. The network will provide higher-quality care, more access to healthcare, and more efficient care to its patients.