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Welcome to Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center


For more than 100 years, Raritan Bay Medical Center has provided health care services to residents of Central Jersey.  We take pride in our patient- and family-centered care, an approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among our health care providers, patients, and families.  

Our team of physicians, nurses, technologists, therapists, pharmacists, medical residents, volunteers, social workers, and other health care professionals at Raritan Bay Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Perth Amboy is dedicated to providing the highest standards of care and ensuring you’re completely satisfied with our services.  U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Annual Best Hospitals report ranked Raritan Bay Medical Center as #10 in New Jersey and #20 in the New York Metro area, and recognized the medical center as high performing in the care of patients with heart failure and in the specialties of Diabetes & Endocrinology and Nephrology.  Raritan Bay is one of a few hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition, the “Gold Standard” for nursing practice, quality, and safety in patient care, three consecutive times.  

The medical center is a New Jersey state designated Primary Stroke Center and recipient of the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association’s 2018 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing optimal treatment of stroke patients.  Raritan Bay is also a recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the AHA’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, and the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award recognizing high-quality care of patients experiencing a severe heart attack.

You can feel confident that you are in good hands and will receive compassionate, advanced, and expert care at our medical center.  And as part of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of New Jersey’s most comprehensive health networks, you have even more access to advanced specialized services with a seamless continuum of care, close to home.  

We appreciate the opportunity to care for you and thank you for making Raritan Bay Medical Center your hospital of choice.

Thomas G. Shanahan, CPA
Chief Operating Officer/Hospital Site Executive
Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy



About Thomas G. Shanahan, FHFMA, CPA
Chief Operating Officer/Hospital Site Executive

Hackensack Meridian Health
Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge
Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy

Thomas G. Shanahan, FHFMA, CPA, of Freehold Township, N.J., has served as an executive leader of Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center for 17 years, first as senior vice president/chief financial officer, then executive vice president/chief operating officer, and now as chief operating officer/hospital site executive.  

He is a Certified Public Accountant, Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Shanahan is a board member of Raritan Insurance LTD. He is a past president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, New Jersey Chapter and a past trustee of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey.

Mr. Shanahan possesses 35 years of experience in the health care industry.  Prior to joining Raritan Bay, he served the Saint Barnabas System as chief financial officer of Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, N.J., from 1998 to 2001, and West Hudson Hospital in Kearny, N.J., from 1993 to 1998.  Earlier he served as director of financial operations at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Elizabeth, N.J., and director of budget & reimbursement at Rahway Hospital in Rahway, N.J. Mr. Shanahan earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J.

During Mr. Shanahan’s tenure, Raritan Bay has received a variety of organizational accolades and patient care quality designations, including Magnet recognition for nursing excellence three consecutive times, launched new patient-focused services, opened the Medical and Surgical Pavilion at Raritan Bay Old Bridge and guided the medical center to a merger with Meridian Health (now Hackensack Meridian Health) in 2016.

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