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During this time – A Message from Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation

Dear Friends,

It’s clear the world is facing an unprecedented challenge with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Like you, we are deeply concerned and want to help keep our communities safe. It is at difficult times such as this that we see the best in people. To that end, I want to express my personal thanks to all of you, especially our clinical teams on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response. Through your continued support, Hackensack Meridian Health and Hackensack University Medical Center were able to respond quickly, efficiently and effectively to the growing needs of our communities and families.

Your health and safety are the most important things right now and we are here for you. At the bottom of this message are some helpful COVID-19 resources and links.

We want to take this opportunity to formally announce that we are suspending all events through the end of May. We know this decision affects many of our supporters, but it is also a necessary measure. Our teams are constantly monitoring the situation and will update everyone regularly via email and on our website.

Innovation is part of our DNA. We are especially proud of the role that our Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) has taken in the development of the new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 that reduces processing time from days to hours. Read more about their work here. This critical advance benefits everyone and will better control the spread of the disease. Hackensack Meridian Health is one of the few hospital systems in the country with this capability and it is a direct result of the investments we have made in research and innovation.

You can have a direct impact in our continued work. Join us in support of our efforts today.

Advances and breakthroughs at Hackensack University Medical Center, the Center for Discovery and Innovation and all of HMH are made possible through your outstanding philanthropic efforts. So, we are pledging to continue this work and our mission in the coming weeks, months and years, and advance the frontiers of patient care, research, education and clinical treatments.

Please keep yourself, your family and your friends safe and healthy in the coming days. At the bottom of the email is a helpful list of links and resources. As always, feel free to reach out to our team with any immediate questions and we will be in touch.


Helen A. Cunning
President, Chief Development Officer
Hackensack Meridian
Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation

Helpful Resources & Links

General information & resources about COVID-19 and our response:

FAQs – guide for symptoms and what to do:

 New Jersey residents can schedule online visits at, use promo code HMH20 for discount.

COVID-19 and Children: Guides for how COVID-19 impacts children, how to talk with your children and stay healthy.

Stay informed: The work we do now is even more critical than ever. Visit our main foundation home page for current updates.

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation

The history of Hackensack University Medical Center is one of constant transformational change. We’ve grown to become one of the nation’s leading health care providers by consistently evolving to anticipate and address the challenges of modern medicine through a peerless combination of talent and technology. Over 11,000 people helped us meet these challenges with over $34 million in new gifts in 2016. This unprecedented growth puts us on a trajectory to achieve new levels of excellence moving forward.


The total amount of dollars donated in 2019


The total number of donors in 2019

Redefining the Standards for Treatment and Patient Care

Our vision to redefine the standards for treatment and patient care, clinical research and medical education is reaching a new critical phase. We know none of these developments can be accomplished without the emotional and financial investment of people who choose to enthusiastically embrace this shared vision with their resources, time and support. On behalf of our patients and members of our health care team, we extend sincere and heartfelt appreciation for your consideration. We thank you for helping our vision become a reality. We invite you to seriously consider joining us – and, together, we can change the face of health care.

School of Medicine

Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall University are in a unique position to partner in the development of an innovative New Jersey-based health education program to address the upcoming physician shortage.

Surgical Excellence

This new 500,000 square foot facility will transform the entire medical center’s campus with a focus on surgical excellence, housing the most advanced technology for postoperative neurosurgical, cardiac surgery, trauma and general surgery patients.

Tackle Kids Cancer

For nearly 30 years, the Children’s Cancer Institute has stood as a beacon of hope for children and families dealing with pediatric cancer in New Jersey. With more than 100 active oncology and transplant clinical trials currently open, our Institute is leading the charge to cure childhood cancer.


Medical Research

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive and integrated network of healthcare providers, established a $25 million Innovation fund as the first member of the New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Ideation Program for Healthcare.

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Take advantage of our Executive Health Program here at Hackensack University Medical Center. With this specialty program you can receive treatment in the morning and your results by the end of the day.

Executive Health Services