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Health Advancement Foundation and Hackensack Meridian Health Partner to Support Healthcare Innovation

PRINCETON, N.J., March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Foundation for Health Advancement (FHA) is pleased to announce the signing of an Affiliate Agreement with Hackensack Meridian Health which enables organizations to work together to support breakthroughs in biomedical research and technologies within the Hackensack meridian Health network, the largest and most comprehensive New Jersey.

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“Innovation requires an ecosystem of providers, researchers and collaborators and we are excited to work with this extraordinary organization to continue our commitment to transforming healthcare,” said Robert C. GarrettFACHE, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “Our work with the Foundation for Health Advancement will lead to significant breakthroughs in medicine and health care delivery.”

The Foundation for Health Advancement (FHA) supports health-related research and education programs in New Jersey providing grants to support early-stage academic technologies with high commercialization potential through its Innovation Grants Program. FHA’s affiliate, the New Jersey Health Foundation, provides grants for basic research and community health projects through its Research/Community Health and Social Services grant programs.

“The addition of Hackensack Meridian Health adds strength to our entire Foundation network as we plan to work with our affiliate organizations to develop unique collaborations,” noted George F. Heinrich, MD, vice president and CEO of the Foundation for Health Advancement. “We are very pleased to collaborate on the goal of advancing health-related projects and businesses within the state.”

Meridian Hackensack Health continues to support innovation through many programs, including the Discovery and Innovation Center, which opened in 2019 and has developed many breakthroughs in the COVID pandemic. This includes the first commercial Covid test, a life-saving convalescent plasma therapy trial and genomic sequencing to track variants as the virus evolves. Additionally, the network has created Bear’s Den, a panel of hospital and external experts who identify and support healthcare transformation initiatives at biotech and pharmaceutical companies that will drive healthcare forward.

The new FHA/HMH affiliation means Hackensack clinicians, researchers, and other employees will be eligible to apply for FHA Innovation Grants. They will also be able to access the Research/Community Health and Social Services Grant Program, which is awarded by FHA affiliate, the New Jersey Health Foundation.

New Jersey has long been at the forefront of the medical and scientific industry and this collaboration reinforces that legacy,” said Ihor SawczukMD, FACS, Director of Research and President of Hackensack Meridian North Region Health. “Combined, our expertise will benefit everyone in the Garden State – and beyond.”

About Hackensack Meridian Health:
Meridian Hackensack Health is a leading not-for-profit healthcare organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and most truly integrated healthcare network in the world. New Jerseyoffering a full range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Meridian Hackensack Health includes 17 hospitals in Bergen for ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in HackensackJersey Shore University Medical Center in NeptuneJFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in HackensackK. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in HolmdelMountainside Medical Center in MontclairOcean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North of BergenPascack Valley Medical Center in WestwoodRaritan Bay Medical Center in old bridgeRaritan Bay Medical Center in Perth AmboyRiverview Medical Center in Red Bankand Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Beautiful mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in The Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care centers statewide, including ambulatory care centers, surgical centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities. , ambulance services, life-saving air medical transport, a fitness and wellness center, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Meridian Hackensack Health has more than 36,000 team members and 7,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in healthcare philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network’s notable accolades include having more top-ranked hospitals than anyone else in New Jerseyas recognized US News and World Report, 2021-22. Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey with the ranking of hospitals for adults and children No. 1.

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is from New Jersey best cancer center, recognized by US News and World Report, 2021-22. This leading cancer center is also the largest and most comprehensive center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, management, research, screening and preventive care as well as the survival of patients with all types of cancer. The John Theurer Cancer Center is part of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Additionally, the network has partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to ensure patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its campus in Nutley and Clifton. The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), housed in a fully renovated, state-of-the-art facility, seeks to translate current scientific innovations to improve clinical outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, and other life-threatening diseases and conditions. disabling.

Meridian Hackensack Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, a leading, interstate consortium of health systems focused on sharing best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.

About the Health Advancement Foundation:
The Foundation for the Advancement of Health (FHA) is a Princeton, New Jersey based non-profit corporation that supports health-related research and education programs in New Jersey providing grants to support early-stage academic technologies with high commercialization potential through its Innovation Grants Program. FHA’s affiliate, the New Jersey Health Foundation, provides grants for basic research and community health projects through its Research/Community Health and Social Services grant programs. A third funding program, offered through Foundation Venture Capital Group, another FHA affiliate, uses impact investing to provide pre-seed and seed funding to start-ups related to the health in their partner organizations to help them move towards and through commercialization.

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