Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health care network, is proud to announce that Carrier Clinic, a leader in Behavioral Health will be expanding its brand to Raritan Bay Medical Center, becoming Carrier Behavioral Health.
“The new Carrier Behavioral Health partnership with Raritan Bay Medical Center will advance our network’s commitment to delivering accessible, compassionate quality care for our patients,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Carrier Clinic has ranked among the top psychiatric and rehab recovery centers in New Jersey and its integration with Raritan Bay will strengthen the delivery of award-winning behavioral healthcare services close to home.”
For over a century, Carrier Clinic has been a world-class facility for behavioral health needs in our community.
Carrier Clinic ranks among the top psychiatric and rehab recovery centers in New Jersey, shaping the future of behavioral health. Carrier Clinic has long been ahead of its time, offering comprehensive behavioral and addiction treatment services for a broad cross-section of people ranging from youths to older adults. It includes a psychiatric hospital; the Blake Recovery Center, a 40-bed inpatient and outpatient detox and recovery facility; and an accredited school for seventh through 12th grade students.
At Carrier Clinic, the nuances and complexities of mental health and addiction long have been understood, leading to a comprehensive approach that, for example, treats not just someone’s alcohol addiction, but mental health conditions often that coexist with it.
“Combining Carrier Clinic’s unprecedented expertise with Raritan Bay Medical Center’s expanded behavioral health services, programs and facility, make this an incredible partnership for the needs of our patients,” said Don Parker, president, Behavioral Health Care Transformation Service, Hackensack Meridian Health.
“We are excited to join forces with Carrier Clinic,” said Patricia Carroll, FACHE, president, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center. “Carrier Clinic is a leader in Behavioral Health, and with our expansion currently underway, we are certain this will be an excellent partnership.”
As part of Hackensack Meridian Health’s $35 million investment into Raritan Bay Medical Center, the new state-of-the-art Carrier Behavioral Health at Raritan Bay Medical Center will expand from 24 beds to 81 and be fully open to the public in Summer of 2023.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. The network has 18 hospitals and more than 500 patient care locations, which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers, physician practice locations, and a fitness and wellness center. With more than 35,000 team members and 7,000 physicians, Hackensack Meridian Health is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy and committed to the health and well-being of communities throughout New Jersey.
The network’s notable distinctions include having more U.S. News-ranked hospitals than any other health system in New Jersey, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2022-23. Hackensack University Medical Center is nationally-ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four specialties, more than any other hospital in New Jersey. Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, are ranked #1 in the state and top 20 in the Mid-Atlantic Region by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospital Report. Additionally, their combined nephrology program ranks in the top 50 in the United States. To learn more, visit www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org.