Hackensack Meridian Health announces the passing of Joe Simunovich, a treasure to our entire network and the state of New Jersey.
Joe leaves a rich and accomplished legacy that has benefited our team members, patients and our communities. Joe was a towering figure in New Jersey business, government, health care and politics for more than four decades and served nine New Jersey Governors in several key leadership positions.
Joe was chair of all major boards for 27 of the 28 years he served the network. Joe was the founding chair of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Board of Governors, a position he cherished and eagerly served until his passing. Joe was also former co-Chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees. Joe began his service at the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors in 1991 and held a variety of roles including: chair of the Hackensack University Health Network Board of Trustees, the HackensackUMC Board of Governors, the HackensackUMC Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley Joint Venture Board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.