Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center, a 781-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital, was Bergen County’s first hospital founded in 1888. The academic flagship of the Hackensack Meridian Health network, Hackensack University Medical Center is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 in four specialties, more than any other hospital in New Jersey.
About Our Kidney Transplant Program
Hackensack Meridian Health’s Kidney Transplant Program is among the fastest-growing in the nation. Patients who come to Hackensack for kidney transplantation have much shorter waiting times to receive a deceased donor kidney than other centers in the tri-state area due to our donor-recipient matching. If you are living with progressive, chronic kidney disease or kidney failure, you may be a candidate for a kidney transplant.
We offer a full range of supportive services for kidney transplant candidates both before and after surgery including:
- Mental health care
- Financial counseling
- Post-surgical and follow-up care
- Education to teach you how to monitor your condition, administer anti-rejection medications and safely return to everyday activities