In September of 2013, Hackensack University Health Network entered into a groundbreaking alliance with six other health systems to form AllSpire Health Partners. Altogether, these seven health systems have a total of 25 hospitals, with a service area of more than six million people—making AllSpire the largest healthcare consortium in the country. The member systems are: Atlantic Health System (Morristown, NJ); Hackensack University Health Network (Hackensack, NJ); Lancaster General Health (Lancaster, PA); Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, PA); Meridian Health (Neptune, NJ); Reading Health System (Reading, PA); and WellSpan Health (York, PA).
The new consortium will carry out joint activities in the areas of patient care services, research and education to improve patient and population health and create more affordable healthcare. This partnership is not a merger; it is an alliance with some of the nation’s best health systems to achieve very specific goals.
Hackensack University Health Network’s helicopter, AirMed One, completed its 100th flight in September of 2012. The helicopter, which is stationed at Greenwood Lake Airport in West Milford, first became operational in April. To achieve 100 flights in less than six months shows what a valuable resource AirMed One is to the community in providing critical care in the air. As Hackensack University Health Network continues to grow, it looks forward to continuing to provide life-saving services, such as AirMed One, to its affiliate hospitals and beyond.
In late 2013, HackensackUMC opened a brand new wellness center on Route 17 in Maywood, NJ. HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness: Powered by the Giants is an 112,000-square-foot center that offers everything to get and keep our community well, and is one of the largest of its kind in New Jersey. In addition to the state-of-the-art gym and aquatic center, 35,000 square feet of space is dedicated solely to wellness/medical offices. This includes the Debra Simon Center for Integrative Medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment, behavioral health, our Health Awareness Regional Program, the Molly Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children, and the Institute for Breast Care. A world-class kitchen for demonstrating healthy eating options and community education rooms are also offered.
While HackensackUMC remains focused on providing superior care to more patients, the HackensackUMC Foundation has remained committed to securing essential funds that support its mission. Since 1980, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with HackensackUMC to generate hundreds of millions of dollars that have directly contributed to the medical center’s success. In 2013 alone, the Foundation received $16.1 million in revenue, including new pledges and cash; and recorded more than 10,300 gifts.
In March of 2012, Hackensack University Health Network and the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced an agreement to establish a strategic alliance. The new alliance explores opportunities for joint programs and initiatives, including but not limited to: establishing cooperative programs to promote quality and patient safety; improving care management programs in preparation for migration to new health reform-based care models; promoting and supporting co-operative programs associated with community health needs; developing joint clinical research projects and programs to advance education and medical science; establishing referral arrangements for specialty clinical care; developing joint information technology programs, such as application hosting or data storage; and jointly exploring the establishment or expansion of affiliated federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). North Shore-LIJ is the nation’s second-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, comprised of 15 hospitals, long-term care facilities and more than 200 ambulatory care centers throughout New York City and Long Island.