JFK University Medical Center Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

Newswise – Edison, NJ – May 11, 2021 – Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Janine Purcaro to its board of directors.

“We are delighted to welcome Janine to the JFK University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Sheri Marino, Executive Director, JFK University Medical Center Foundation. “Janine is an incredible business leader with unique and diverse skills that will be an incredible asset to our strong board of existing trustees.”

Purcaro is the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director Finance & Administration at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. She is responsible for providing financial, administrative and operational leadership for one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical and intellectual research. In addition, Purcaro works with the lead development office in projecting needs and fundraising capabilities in support of the strategic plan, advising and advising members of the board of directors on governance issues, meeting legal and regulatory requirements for governance activities while overseeing ceases to manage the more than 800 acre campus of the institute.

“I am honored to join this amazing group of trustees,” said Purcaro. “JFK University Medical Center is a market leader in many areas and I look forward to bringing my expertise to the table to elevate it even further. The medical center is a beacon within the community and I am proud to lend my support as it continues its upward trajectory. “

Purcaro received her Bachelor of Science in Professional Accounting from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh and her Master of Public Administration from the State University of New Jersey. She lives in Middlesex, NJ.

For more information on how to support JFK University Medical Center, please contact Sheri Marino, Executive Director, JFK University Medical Center Foundation, at 732-632-1540, [email protected] or visit jfkmc.org/GiveNow.


JFK University Medical Center has served residents of downtown New Jersey for over 50 years, offering a full range of advanced services at its 498-bed facility in Edison, NJ. With more than 1,000 affiliated physicians, this academic medical center offers a complete spectrum of advanced services including general and specialty surgery, cardiac care, maternity and pediatrics, oncology, imaging, breast center, sleep center, wound care, robotic surgery, emergency medicine, weight loss surgery , radiology, long-term care and assisted living. It is home to the world-renowned Neuroscience Institute that diagnoses and treats disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system. Visit JFKMC.org for more information.


Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading healthcare nonprofit that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated healthcare network in New Jersey, offering a full range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health includes 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean County, including three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy , Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals – JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations across the state, including outpatient care centers, surgical centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living, ambulance services, life-saving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, emergency care rehabilitation centers, and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 36,000 team members and 7,000 physicians and is a leading leader in healthcare philanthropy, committed to the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves.

The network’s remarkable distinction is that four of its hospitals are among the top hospitals in New Jersey for 2020-21, according to US News & World Report. In addition, the health system has more prominent hospitals than any system in New Jersey. Children’s Health is again ranked as a top pediatric healthcare provider in the United States, making the top 50 rankings in the annual US News’ 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals report. Other accolades include consistently earning Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named on Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare / 2019” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, New Jersey’s first private medical school in over 50 years, welcomed its first-class students to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton in 2018. Housed in a fully renovated, state-of-the-art facility, the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) seeks to translate current innovations in science to deliver clinical outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases and other life-threatening and debilitating conditions.

In addition, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cancer treatments faster, while ensuring patients have access to the most individualized, highest quality cancer care when and where they need it.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on sharing best practice in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

Visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org for more information.


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