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Solaris Announces Name Change to JFK Health System

Solaris Announces Name Change to JFK Health System

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Solaris Announces Name Change to JFK Health System
FOR: IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Steven WeissPHONE: (732) 632-1530EMAIL:
sweiss@jfkhealth.org
 
Solaris Announces Name Change to JFK Health System
 
New Name Reflects Community Roots
 
EDISON, NJ (October 12, 2011) -
Solaris Health System, the parent organization of JFK MedicalCenter, announced today it will officially change its name to JFK Health System.
 
³The change represents our deep community roots and strong clinical relationships through our manyfacilities and services provided under the JFK name,´ said Raymond Fredericks, President & CEO of JFKHealth System. ³Each day, thousands of Central New Jersey residents receive care at our acute carehospital, rehabilitation centers, nursing and convalescent facilities and specialized treatment programs, allof which are anchored by the JFK name,´ explains Fredericks.
 
JFK Health System includes the organization¶s flagship facility JFK Medical Center, as well as JFKHartwyck Rehabilitation & Nursing Centers, the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, the JFK MuhlenbergCampus, the JFK New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, the JFK Diabetes Center, the JFK MuhlenbergHarold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools, JFK MediPlex Surgery Center, Whispering Knoll and JFK atHome.
 
The new name better represents the values of the entire health system and its many affiliates, recognizedfor the high quality and compassionate care provided by its 3,500 employees and more than 900Medical/Dental Staff members. ³The change to JFK Health System is a testament to our ongoingcommitment to our surrounding communities and our resolve to remain a strong, stand-alone communityhealth system,´ said Dr. Michael Kleiman, Chairman of the Board of Directors for JFK Health System.
 
JFK Medical Center was organized in the 1960s by Edison Mayor, Anthony M. Yelencsics, for whom theoriginal community hospital was named. The hospital later changed its name formally to JFK Hospital inmemory of the late President John F. Kennedy. Today, JFK Medical Center is one of the state¶s leadingmedical facilities offering a host of advanced services and medical technology. JFK Medical center israted the #1 stroke program in New Jersey and in the top 5% in the entire country. With a Gold Plusaward for Stroke Care by the American Heart Association and a comprehensive and primary strokecenter designation, the JFK NJ Neuroscience Institute and the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute areunmatched for providing comprehensive neurological and rehabilitation care to the tri-state region.

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