NEW JERSEY:  Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hackensack Meridian Healththe largest, most comprehensive and integrated health care network in New Jersey, is proud to announce a lead sponsorship gift of $100,000 from Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr., and Emergent Medical Solutions (EMS) in support of Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation’s network-wide event planned for the fall of 2021.

“We are grateful that Kahan was able to visit Hackensack Meridian Health’s corporate office in Edison to present this generous gift,” said Joyce P. Hendricks, president and chief development officer, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation. “We are so thankful for this tremendous show of support, despite the many unknowns that we face because of the ongoing pandemic. This incredibly kind gift displays confidence in our health care system and our vaccination efforts and brings us hope that we will soon be able to return to normal, gathering together in person for our planned signature network-wide event.”

“EMS and I are honored to support Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation with this gift, as I have been touched by the people and work of this leading health care company,” said Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr., chairman and CEO, Emergent Medical Solutions, a medical solutions firm specializing in delivering PPE to commercial clients in industry-leading quality, quantities, speed and reliability. “Although Hackensack Meridian Health was significantly impacted by the first wave of COVID-19, the network’s leaders and health care heroes never faltered through the numerous challenges brought on by the virus. We were so impressed by the network’s leadership, and the care its teams provided, that it inspired us to make this gift towards the foundation’s next network-wide event.  We know that even if we can’t gather in person, that these funds will be used to support Hackensack Meridian Health after what has been a most difficult 2020 and start of 2021. We look forward to continuing to support Hackensack Meridian Health and strengthening our partnership, as there has never been a time in modern history where such support was more imperative. My personal belief is, whether as humans or corporations, we are measured most greatly by the impact we have on the lives of others. We are hopeful that we will be able to gather in person and that this gift inspires others organization to lend their support to this event and great health care network.”

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Due to the ongoing battle with COVID-19, no date or location has yet been selected for this special event, which will bring Hackensack Meridian Health and its many supporters together for a signature fundraising event. The annual network-wide celebration is the largest fundraising event of the year, raising significant funding for strategic initiatives that enhance patient care, fund medical education, advance research, provide state-of-the-art equipment and assist team members in need.

To support the Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation network-wide celebration, please contact Michelle Casserly, executive director of strategic events, Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, at or 848-444-3275.