[Also: How post-merger Hackensack Meridian made one IT team out of many]
JFK Health includes the 499-bed JFK Medical Center in Edison, as well as inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities and other services like JFK’s Neuroscience Institute, which offers advanced treatment for adult and pediatric neurological conditions.
The system’s said that merging makes them the biggest system in New Jersey, outgrowing Robert Wood Johnson University Health and Barnabas Health, which merged into RWJ Barnabas in 2016.
In its profile this year, Joseph Mannion, MD, Hackensack Meridian’s CIO, noted that since that merger the Hackensack Meridian IT team exists in “essentially three different locations.” This past summer, those 400-plus employees gathered on a Jersey Shore beach: “It was a great time – some people hadn’t even met face-to-face yet,” he said. “There’s essentially a good 65 miles between the furthest northern office and furthest southern office.”
The newly-expanded network also touts two children’s hospitals: Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, as well as nine community hospitals: Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood. Two rehabilitation hospitals, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick, also help make up the network.
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Hackensack and JFK first announced the deal last November. Then in May, the plans were confirmed pending regulatory approval.
With the addition of JFK, Hackensack Meridian Health now employs nearly 33,000 team members, 6,500 staff physicians and 4,520 beds. In total, the network now boasts more than 160 patient care locations that also include ambulatory surgery centers, home care, long-term care, assisted living facilities and other sites.