Who We Are

Our Journey

Our Hackensack Meridian Health Journey

In October of 2014, we embarked on a journey to transform health care and be recognized as a leader of positive change. We knew that coming together would allow us to create a better world, one where the highest quality care is human-centered, accessible and affordable.

In July of 2016, we took the next step to make that vision a reality, officially becoming Hackensack Meridian Health.

Today, we stand as one of the largest, most comprehensive networks in New Jersey, combining academics and research with an extensive continuum of care. We are renowned for our world-class quality, respected for our expert physicians, and admired for our commitment
 to our communities.

Because of our coming together, the residents of New Jersey now have access to 16 hospitals and 450 patient care locations and physician offices.

It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve come a long way, but we’re not done, yet.

This transformation isn’t just about providing better care to our patients – it’s about creating a better place to work for you – our team members. Just like providing the highest quality care requires continuous improvement, maintaining a rewarding work environment will be an ongoing journey for years to come.

Thank you for being part of the journey.

Our Culture

Our Mission

Transform health care and be recognized as the leader of positive change.

Our Vision

Innovation is in our DNA, compelling us to create a world where: the highest quality care is human-centered, accessible and affordable; we deliver outcomes that matter most; and excellence is the standard.

Our Code of Conduct

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) has earned a reputation for integrity and high professional standards. That reputation guides our conduct in all relationships, including those with patients, team members, volunteers, medical staff members, vendors and contractors, insurers, and each other. Our commitment includes compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and we have developed a comprehensive values-based Ethics and Compliance Program to assist us in maintaining those standards.

Click here to view our code of conduct

Our Beliefs



Check Out Our Female Leaders Talking About the Four C’s

For Women’s History Month, the Women in Leadership (WIL) Team Member Resource Group sponsored a series of videos with four female executives each exploring the significance of one of our Four C’s. Check out the series below, featuring: Dr. Bonita Stanton, president and academic enterprise and founding dean for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, examining the critical importance of Compassion; Karla Cusano, senior vice president, Ambulatory Services, and her thoughts on how to be Collaborative; Dianne Aroh, executive vice president, chief clinical and patient care officer at Hackensack University Medical Center, on the need to be Courageous; and Sandra Elliott, vice president, Life Sciences & Innovation, on finding time to be Creative.

We will. Because. I am.

Championing our Culture: Culture Circles

For a culture to be strong and vibrant it must be lived every day, by every team member! Like any living and breathing thing it must also be nurtured. At Hackensack Meridian Health we are fortunate to have more than 500 Culture Circle Members championing our culture across the network! They bring our share culture to life while honoring the traditions their team has held dear. Innovation is certainly in their DNA, as they come up with new and exciting ways to engage our 34k+ team members in the culture we are building, together!

If you are interested in getting involved as a culture circle member you can email:

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#1 Hospital in New Jersey

U.S. News & World Report

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50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America

Becker's Hospital Review

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America's 50 Best Hospitals


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American Nurses Credentials Center

Magnet Nursing Recognition

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100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker’s Hospital Review

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Environmental Excellence Award

Practice Greenhealth

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Gold Seals of Approval

Joint Commission

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Top 100 Most Wired and Top 25 Most Wireless Health Networks in New Jersey

Hospitals & Health Networks

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Consumer Choice Award 2016/17

National Research Corporation