Press Release

For Immediate Release
Sep 12, 2016
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Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Teladoc Services

Leading New Jersey health network offers virtual physician visits  

Neptune, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health, the most comprehensive and integrated health network in New Jersey, is now offering virtual physician visits to residents of Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties through Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider. This service will provide residents with 24/7/365 access to Teladoc's quality network of New Jersey-licensed, board-certified doctors via phone, mobile device or secure online video.

Consumers can learn more about accessing the service at www.meridianhealth.com/teladoc or by calling 1-800- 835-2362. The cost is $49 per visit and no insurances are accepted at this time.

"Adding telehealth options to our wide range of health care services is a natural extension of our commitment to high-quality care, patient-centered practices and the overall health and well-being of our communities," said Sal Inciardi, chief business development officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. "To be relevant in today’s evolving health care landscape, we continue to focus on the demands of today’s consumers, providing access to convenient and affordable health care when their primary care physicians are not available.

"Teladoc is honored to have been selected as a strategic telehealth partner by such an outstanding organization as Hackensack Meridian Health," said Alan C. Roga, M.D., senior vice president and general manager of the provider market for Teladoc. "We look forward to introducing the convenience of virtual physician visits to the local community and providing easy access to non-urgent care."

Rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, Hackensack Meridian Health provide a wide range of health care services through more than 200 locations, including hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, outpatient centers, fitness and wellness centers and numerous other facilities and services.

About Teladoc

Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) is the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services and a pioneering force in bringing the virtual care visit into the mainstream of today’s health care ecosystem. Serving some 6,000 clients — including health plans, health systems, employers and other organizations — more than 15 million members can use phone, mobile devices and secure online video to connect within minutes to Teladoc’s network of more than 3,100 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health specialists, 24/7. With national coverage, a robust, scalable platform and a Lewisville, Texas-based member services center staffed by 400 employees, Teladoc offers the industry’s most comprehensive and complete telehealth solution including primary care, behavioral health care, dermatology, tobacco cessation and more. For additional information, visit www.teladoc.com.

About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the 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 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 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, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 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 one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” 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.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.