Press Release

For Immediate Release
Oct 24, 2011
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs  

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Meridian Health Village at Jackson

Meridian Health Village is a “one stop shop” for better health and wellness  

Jackson, NJ - Today, Meridian Health held its ceremonial groundbreaking for a new medical facility in Jackson Township.  Dignitaries, Meridian Health leadership, and physicians spoke about the future of the 150,000 square-foot Meridian Health Village at Jackson, which will be located at the corner of Bennetts Mills Road and South Cooks Bridge Road. 

“We are grateful to the leaders and citizens of Jackson Township who joined us today for their ongoing support in making the new medical facility a reality,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health.  "When this new facility opens in the spring of 2013, it will offer residents of Jackson and the surrounding communities access to top notch care across the medical spectrum."

Meridian Health Village at Jackson is a “one stop shop” for better health and wellness, bringing together primary and urgent care, advanced medical and surgical specialists, imaging and laboratory services, and fitness and wellness care all in a single destination.  This state-of-the-art medical facility will offer both private health care services and services that are traditionally limited to locations within hospitals all under one roof in an easily accessible environment.

“This facility will provide us room to grow and better serve our patients,” said Scott Druckman, D.O., a Family Practice physician who will have an office in Meridian Health Village.  With comfort and convenience in mind, the Village will feature a unique design to make any visit a breeze. With warm and welcoming elements and fixtures, the village is designed to feel more like a town square than a medical office.  This facility is designed by the Saphire + Albarran Architecture, LLC and will be constructed by M. Gordon Construction Company.

For more information about Meridian Health Village at Jackson, visit

About Meridian Health
Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, and outpatient centers. Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for two years in a row, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.  Recently, Meridian Health was the only health system in New Jersey to be ranked as one of the most Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation according to SDI and Modern Healthcare Magazine.  For more information, please visit