Press Release

January 27, 2023

‘Give Kids a Smile’ Program to Provide Free Dental Care at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center will participate in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on two dates this year, Friday, February 3 and 24, to provide free dental care for children 12 years old and you...

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December 22, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognizes Exceptional Leader

Mountainside Medical Center is excited to honor Ken Ocasio, director of ambulatory services, as an exceptional leader. Ken joined Mountainside in 2019 and has become the type of leader that is solution focused and keeps his eye on the prize to achieve out...

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November 23, 2022

Healthgrades recognizes Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center for Clinical Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center received the Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ along with a five-star rating in Overall Bariatric Surgery for two years in a row.  The hospital is ranked by Healthgrades among the top 10...

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November 16, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center awarded Thrombectomy-Capable Certification from The Joint Commission

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has earned Thrombectomy-Capable Certification from the Joint Commission for the hospital’s exceptional stroke program. During a September onsite review at Mountainside Medical Center, a Joint Commission te...

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November 16, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center becomes first New Jersey hospital approved to treat prostate cancer in adults using Novartis Pluvicto™

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has been approved to use Pluvicto™, an FDA-approved, targeted radioligand therapy for treatment of metastatic prostate-specific membrane antigen positive castration-resistant prostate cancer (PSMA+ mCRPC). ...

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November 08, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognizes Exceptional Leader

Mountainside Medical Center is excited to honor Anjannette “AJ” Hutchinson, RN, BSN, manager of emergency services, as an exceptional leader. AJ has been a team member at Mountainside since 2002 where she started as an agency nurse and quickly...

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October 26, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognizes Exceptional Leader

Mountainside Medical Center is excited to honor Rebecca Light, RN, director of behavioral health services, as an exceptional leader. Rebecca is a transformational leader that is always open to any challenge. She is an expert in the field of behavioral hea...

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September 07, 2022

FDA-Approved PSMA-PET Imaging Agent for Prostate Cancer Now Available at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, with an estimated 268,490 new cases projected for 2022.  In most cases, conventional screening does not accurately identify the location and extent of the...

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July 18, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and Glen Ridge Police Department Sharpen Emergency Readiness with Active Shooter Drill

Mountainside Medical Center conducted an active shooter drill and preparedness assessment of its emergency operations plan for a potential mass casualty event, in collaboration with the Glen Ridge Police Department. The exercise focused on patient and tea...

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June 30, 2022

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Honors Care Award Recipient

Mountainside Medical Center names Nino Jeffrey “Jeff” Garcia, RN as a Care Award recipient. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award recognizes team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify our five beliefs outlining who we are: C...

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