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“I had such a great experience at the Meadowlands Hospital! From ER Registration to nurses, anesthesiologist to my doctor – everyone was very professional and nice but most importantly caring! This is what makes this hospital great!"
— Emma R., Meadowlands Hospital Same Day Surgery Patient, May 2017

“MHMC Staff made me feel comfortable and at ease at all times. Nurses always made sure my bed was made and cleaned. I never knew hospital food could be so good. Great meals! Nurses were helpful – amazing staff. For my first C-section, there is no way I could have done it without my nurses. Thank you. Nurses made sure I was in no pain and kept up with me as much as possible. Everyone was friendly and polite. Staff made me feel like family and they honestly cared. At first I was very nervous because it was my first time in this hospital – after my experience I will recommend this hospital to everyone. One of the best hospitals I have ever been to – please keep up the good work!”
— Amanda R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, February 2017

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Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center Joins Effort to Speed Care for Our Nation’s Veterans

Meadowlands Hospital Signs Contract withHealthNet Program that Supplements Veterans Administration Facilities; Ensures Prompt Medical Care for American Veterans

7 July 2014

Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center President & Chief Executive Officer Thomas B. Considine announced today that Meadowlands Hospital has signed a contract that will allow the hospital to help alleviate extended wait times for our nation’s veterans in need of medical care. Meadowlands Hospital will treat veterans as part of the HealthNet Federal Services’ Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC) program, which supplements existing United States Veterans Administration (VA) facilities. Meadowlands Hospital began implementing policies and procedures on July 4, and it is expected that the hospital will be granted “participating provider” status within days.

The PCCC program is an extension network of the VA designed to reduce wait times for primary and specialty care and supplements the federal healthcare system for American armed services veterans.In New Jersey, it is expected that the program will reduce wait times by 80 percent.

“Independence Day was the best day to begin implementation because of what it represents to this country’s history, and because this program will mark a huge step in helping veterans achieve their healthcare independence,” stated Considine.“We are thrilled to join the effort to help those who have served our country get great care in a timely fashion. MHMC expects to contribute significantly to reducing to the current 25-day wait time veterans face for initial primary care services here in New Jersey.”

Patient-Centered Community Careprovides eligible veterans access to healthcare through a comprehensive network of community-based, non-VA medical professionals and medical facilities who meet VA quality standards. Referrals are provided to PCCC network facilities when the VA must supplement care outside its own facilities, and the program augments the VA’s ability to provide vitalhealthcare services to enrolled veterans. The PCCC program encompasses all or portions of 37 states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

PCCC provides inpatient and outpatient primary care, specialty care and behavioral healthcare for eligible veterans when the local VA Medical Center (VAMC) cannot provide the services due to a lack of available physicians or specialists, long wait times or if there is an extraordinary distance from the veteran’s home. Under the network contract, MHMCexpects to see all veterans within 5 days of referral for care. As an added benefit for veterans referred to MHMC, each will be partnered with a personal “health quarterback” to guide them through the healthcare process and help them navigate the the hospital’s various programs and services.“This program feature, which we believe is unique to MHMC,illustrates the significance we place on veterans and their selfless service to our country,” concluded Considine.

Covered services under the PCCC program, which are performed at non-VA facilities, will be limited to medical services defined in the referral from the VA. In addition to primary care services, common specialty services covered areinpatient and outpatient healthcare services, including, but not limited to,pathology, radiology/diagnostic imaging, surgery, oncology, gastroenterology, cardiology, labor and delivery, and emergency services.