April 10, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Recognized for Excellence

Westwood hospital awarded prestigious Ardent Cup and CFO of the Year Award

WESTWOOD, New Jersey (April 10, 2018) – Ardent Health Services has recognized Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley with the Ardent Cup, its highest honor. The hospital, which became a part of the Ardent family in 2017, won the award during its first year of eligibility.

Awarded annually, the Ardent Cup recognizes outstanding overall performance and an uncompromising commitment to excellence. Winners must demonstrate success in a variety of areas including clinical quality, patient satisfaction and employee engagement while meeting financial and operational benchmarks. Ardent operates Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley and Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside in Montclair in partnership with the Hackensack Meridian Health Network of Hospitals. Pascack Valley Medical Center (PVMC) was chosen from among 26 eligible hospitals and clinics in the Ardent system.

Pascack Valley Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Jason Pritchard was also recognized with the company’s CFO of the Year award, which recognizes the CFO who has made the most significant contribution to his or her facility.

“We are honored to be recognized with these prestigious awards during our very first year of eligibility and I’m incredibly proud of Jason’s hard work and the dedication of our entire team,” said Emily Holliman, Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley CEO.

“The Ardent Cup not only represents the hard work and dedication of every member of our staff, but also our commitment to treating patients like members of our own family – delivering the very best care while providing the best experience possible.”

About Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center
Pascack Valley Medical Center is a 128-bed, full-service, acute-care community hospital, located in Westwood, NJ providing the same nationally recognized quality care for which Hackensack Meridian Health is known. The hospital features, a brand new Emergency Department, state-of-the-art maternity center, a women’s imaging center, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, center for joint replacement, wound care center, and an intensive/critical care unit.

Pascack Valley Medical Center is also the only hospital in Bergen County with all private rooms at no additional cost to the patient. This inpatient hospital acts as an anchor to many in-demand, outpatient services such as radiology, women’s health and same day surgery. Find the kind of care you’ve been looking for at Pascack Valley Medical Center. For more, please visit www.hackensackumcpv.com.

About Ardent Health Services
Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 31 hospitals in seven states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers. Ardent facilities exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 89 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked. Seven of the company's hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2017 – more than any other system in the country.

Ardent operations are owned by an affiliate of Equity Group Investments (EGI), a Chicago-based private investment firm; Ventas, Inc., a leading real estate investment trust; and members of Ardent's executive management team. For more information, visit www.ardenthealth.com.


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