Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 16, 2014
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health  
(732) 751-3451

Meridian Health Makes FORTUNE’S “100 Best Companies to Work For”

Health system ranked for five consecutive years  

Neptune, NJ - For the fifth year in a row, Meridian Health has earned a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.  As the largest employer in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Meridian has more than 12,000 team members employed at more than 100 locations throughout the area including Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, and Meridian Partner Companies.  This year Meridian is ranked number 62 and is one of only ten health care organizations across the country to make the list.

“Congratulations to our trustees, physicians, leaders and team members for achieving this truly outstanding recognition,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health.   “None of our success would have been possible without all of our remarkable team members, who take pride in what they do and where they work.  They truly are the heart and soul of our organization and they underscore our commitment to provide the best health care experience.”

To select the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of team members from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

In addition to being named among the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, Meridian Health has also been named one of the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” for nine consecutive years.  The full list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” and related stories will appear in the February issue of FORTUNE, or can be viewed at  

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”, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.  For more information, please visit