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HMH Network

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest and most comprehensive health care network in NJ, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. HMH comprises 16 hospitals, including three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals, two rehabilitation institutes, a comprehensive cancer care center, and nine community hospitals. The network also includes physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, community-based fitness and wellness centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. HMH has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians, and 4.024 beds, and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. HMH has embraced the traditional tripartite mission of an academic health network: outstanding clinical care, a robust teaching program and an innovative transformational research platform. HMH houses 53 ACGME approved residency/fellowship programs.

HMH notable distinctions include being one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years; identified by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 ranked hospital in New Jersey; consistently achieving Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center; receipt of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the national Quality Forum; and being a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” HMH is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, focusing on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

HMH hospitals include: academic medical centers – HackensackUMC in Hackensack; Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack; K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank; HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair; HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen; Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy; Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel; Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge; HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood, and JFK Medical Center in Edison.

The Memorial Sloan Kettering-Hackensack Meridian Health partnership created in December 2016 expands access for cancer care to all New Jersey patients. The three MSK locations in New Jersey and the 10 HMH locations that offer cancer care constitute the partnership.

The hospitals and physicians within HMH have enjoyed longstanding, successful partnerships with several medical schools, serving as their clinical training sites. Clinical placement sites have already been identified in the HMH network. Students will have robust inpatient and outpatient experiences that will include longitudinal outpatient experiences as well as shorter term clinical experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

These clinical placements will be throughout the HMH network. Outpatient placements will include hospital-owned practices, residency clinics, groups that have professional services agreements with HMH hospitals and other affiliated physician offices. Many of the physicians in these hospital and outpatient practices have been involved in the development of the curriculum and will provide these clinical experiences for students.