(North Bergen, N.J.) – On Friday, October 4, hundreds of community leaders, hospital executives, physicians and team members came together on the campus of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center for a special dedication ceremony to name the main hospital building in honor of Weehawken resident John C. Meditz.
“We have long benefitted from John’s philanthropic giving and counsel and his most generous gift of $10 million will be transformational for our medical center,” said Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, president and chief hospital executive of Palisades Medical Center.
Meditz has been a key board member at Palisades Medical Center, serving in a number of leadership positions over 25 years. He continues to serve as chair of the Palisades Medical Center Foundation Board, a member of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board and as a member of the Hackensack MeridianHealth Board of Trustees, the governing body for the health network.
Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, was joined by leadership from the health network, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, and Palisades team members in the dedication ceremonies.
“We are deeply grateful for John’s motivational leadership and inspirational generosity,” said Garrett. “A valued member of our health care team of benefactors and trustees, John cares deeply about leading by example in order to elevate and advance the health and well-being of others.”
Meditz is a co-founder of Horizon Asset Management, now Horizon Kinetics, LLC, and a dedicated philanthropist. His goal is to strengthen patient services and programs at Palisades, making an exponential impact by inspiring others to give.
“I am committed to making a positive difference on behalf of Palisades Medical Center’s patients and their families as the medical center expands even further through Hackensack Meridian Health,” said Meditz. “It is my pleasure and privilege to do what I can to help.”