Leading New Jersey health system will offer virtual physician visits to the communities it serves
Lewisville, Texas (Dec. 21, 2015) – Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE: TDOC), the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider, announced it has been selected by Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, for telehealth services that will be offered to the residents Meridian serves. Meridian is planning its telehealth launch for first quarter 2016, which will include 24/7 access to Teladoc’s quality network of licensed physicians via phone, mobile device or secure online video.
Rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, Meridian Health provides a wide range of health care services through more than 100 locations, including hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, outpatient centers, fitness and wellness centers and numerous other facilities and services.
In offering telehealth physician consults to the communities it serves and its team members, Meridian expects to enhance convenient and affordable access to quality non-emergent care within its catchment area.
“Adding telehealth options to Meridian’s wide range of health care services is a natural extension of our commitment to high-quality and affordable health care, patient-centered practices and the overall health and well-being of our communities,” said Sal Inciardi, senior vice president of Business Development, Meridian Health.”Teladoc’s reputation for clinical quality, along with its size and scalability, is ideally suited to Meridian’s dedication to quality and to our continuing growth and expansion.”
“Teladoc shares Meridian Health’s commitment to quality, affordable care and we are honored to be selected as a strategic telehealth partner by such an impressive organization,” said Alan C. Roga, M.D., senior vice president and general manager of the provider market for Teladoc
“We look forward to introducing Meridian’s communities to the convenience of virtual physician visits and demonstrating how telehealth is a win-win for patients and providers.”
About Meridian Health
A leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In April, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a definitive agreement to merge. In May, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network also signed a definitive agreement to merge.
Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence.
Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies. With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs. For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.