Weehawken resident donates $10 million to Palisades Medical Center

John C. Meditz made hospital's largest contribution

John Meditz's gift will greatly benefit the health and well being of local residents.
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John Meditz's gift will greatly benefit the health and well being of local residents.

John C. Meditz has donated $10 million to Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, the largest gift to date.

Hackensack Meridian Health is the parent company of Palisades Medical center. Meditz serves on the boards of both Hackensack Meridian Health and Palisades Medical Center.

Meditz, a Weehawken resident, is co-founder of Horizon Kinetics, investment advisers.

The Weehawken residents’ contribution will go toward expanding the Palisades Medical Center Emergency Department.

“It is my pleasure and privilege to do what I can to help.” — John Meditz

“I am committed to making a positive difference on behalf of Palisades Medical Center’s patients and their families as the medical center expands even further though Hackensack Meridian Health,” Meditz said. “It is my pleasure and privilege to do what I can to help.”

“We are deeply grateful for John’s motivational leadership and inspirational generosity,” said Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett. “John cares deeply about leading by example in order to elevate and enhance the health and well-being of others.”

Years of service 

Meditz was appointed to the Palisades Medical Center Board of Governors in 1997, serving as chair from 2009 until 2011. He helped establish the Palisades Medical Center Foundation, which relies on volunteers and contributions made by residents and local businesses to establish new clinical programs.

Meditz is currently on the boards of two foundations that raise funds for healthcare services: The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Palisades Foundation.

In 2014, in recognition of Meditz’s role in establishing the hospital’s philanthropic arm, Palisades Medical Center renamed its main building the John C. Meditz Medical Pavilion.

“John’s leadership and outstanding example will strengthen our outreach as we work to fund our strategic priorities,” said Joe Burt, Palisades Medical Center’s vice president of Development.

Mike Montemarano can can be reached at mmontemarano@hudsonreporter.com