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Hackensack Meridian steers 1M donation to Ocean Medical

Hackensack Meridian Health will use a $1 million donation from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation to help fund a new residency program at its Ocean Medical Center.Hackensack Meridian Health will use a $1 million donation from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation to help fund a new residency program at its Ocean Medical Center.

The residency program, which focuses on family medicine and psychiatry, recently received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for residency training programs. The program has received approximately 2,800 applications and is preparing for its inaugural class of 14 residents this summer, eventually expecting to handle 60 concurrent residents in total.

Ocean Medical Center expects approval for an additional residency program in internal medicine in the spring.

The Grunin Foundation donation was made to the Meridian Health Foundation.

“Although the population in Ocean and Monmouth Counties continues to grow, there aren’t enough physicians to provide the quality of care that’s needed,” Foundation President Jeremy Gruniin said. “Supporting the residency program and helping to attract the next generation of health care providers to our community is really exciting, not only for enhancing care, but growing the local economy, and we are honored to be a part of this initiative.”

Vince Calio
Vince Calio covers health care and manufacturing for NJBIZ.