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Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Leads Key Panels at Vatican Health Conference ‘Unite To Cure’
April 30th, 2018


Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett, Andrew Pecora, M.D., president of Physician Enterprise and chief innovations officer and Bonita Stanton, M.D. founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, will be featured panelists at the prestigious Fourth International Vatican Conference, Unite to Cure: A Global Health Care Initiative.

“We are thrilled to be part of this global event to join forces to improve health care around the world, to make it more patient-centric and accessible,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, who will address a panel moderated by Dr. Mehmet Oz.

The historic event from April 26-28 in Vatican City will gather the world’s leading scientists, physicians, patients, families, ethicists and leaders of faith, government, business and philanthropy to discuss the latest innovations and hope for the future in health care. Experts will explore the theme: “How Science, Technology and 21st Century Medicine Will Impact Culture and Society.’’

“It’s a Davos for health care, and over the course of three days we will rally the world around a very simple idea,’’ said Dr. Robin Smith, president of The Cura Foundation. “That tomorrow’s cures are just around the corner, and by uniting together and understanding the challenges that lie ahead, we can speed the delivery of cures and foster great hope for patients all over the world suffering from deadly diseases and dangerous medical conditions.”

The 2018 event will have a unique focus on advancing breakthrough technologies and disseminating knowledge that improves human health, prevents disease and protects the environment.

“We are in such an exciting time in science and this conference will help us share the stunning innovations that are changing peoples’ lives and the new strategies in development that will revolutionize medicine,’’ said Dr. Andrew L. Pecora, president, Physician Enterprise and chief innovations officer.

“This is a profound privilege to engage with global experts with whom we share a sacred mission: improve health care for all and strive to reach true equality in health care delivery,’’ said Dr. Bonita Stanton, founding dean of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

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