Awards & Recognition

gold Gold Recognition by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Organ Donor Enrollment

Hackensack Meridian Health is part of a national hospital campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) promoting achievement for enrollment in state organ donor registries. 

Of the 995 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, Bayshore Community Hospital, HackensackUMC Mountainside, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center received gold level recognition. 

Hackensack University Medical Center received platinum level recognition. Silver level was presented to HackensackUMC Palisades, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley attained bronze level recognition.

The hospitals of Meridian Health are also the first in the region to have received the prestigious Magnet award for nursing excellence three times. The Magnet award is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation's largest and foremost nursing accrediting and credentialing organization.

Ocean Medical Center also received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, one of the highest recognitions in the nation for quality critical care standards and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families. Additionally, Ocean has been named one of the safest hospitals in the state of New Jersey by Forbes Magazine. Finally, in 2010 & 2011, Ocean Medical Center was voted "the best" hospital in Ocean County by the Asbury Park Press Reader's Choice Awards.

Ocean Medical Center was included in the 2011-2012 Best Hospitals metro area rankings released by U.S. News & World Report and was ranked high-performing in Gastroenterology

To learn more about Meridian Health's many recognitions, visit the Awards section of