Palisades Medical Center to Name Hospital Building in Honor of Weehawken Resident John C. Meditz


(North Bergen, N.J.) – On Friday, October 4, at 3 p.m., a dedication ceremony will be held at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center 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 Meridian Health Board of Trustees, the governing body for the health network.

Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. will be joined by leadership from the health network, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, and Palisades team members in the dedication ceremonies.

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.


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