Sky Blue FC Announces Partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health

Sky Blue FC has announced a new partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) for 2020. HMH will continue to serve as the presenting partner of the Club’s preseason in final preparation for the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Challenge Cup. The HMH logo will also feature on the front of all Sky Blue FC jerseys and warm-up tops.

Hackensack Meridian Health returns after providing top-notch medical treatment for Sky Blue FC players from 2014 through 2018. Off the field, both organizations will continue to partner in opportunities to serve the local community. HMH has educated families and fans on health and wellness over the years and will align with Sky Blue FC on future community initiatives.

“We are so pleased to be working with Hackensack Meridian Health this season,” said Sky Blue General Manager Alyse LaHue. “They are as engaged as we are in the health and safety of the players, and in their care of the community. It aligns perfectly with our own outlook and goals and we know we are in phenomenal care with their support.”

“Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to be partnering with Sky Blue FC again,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACE, Chief Executive Officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “We pride ourselves in community involvement and believe in providing the utmost support for women’s sports. We are excited to have our physicians, therapists, and clinical experts extend world-class care to these talented soccer players.”

Sky Blue FC is proud to continue its relationship with one of New Jersey’s top health care organizations, as the team engages in final preparations prior to heading to Utah to compete in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes 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 throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 34,100 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network’s notable distinctions include having four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2019” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized 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 the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.