Future Hackensack University Health Network-Seton Hall medical school heralded as ‘game-changer’

Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban shakes hands with Gov. Chris Christie at the news conference formally announcing plans for a new medical school in North Jersey. – (AARON HOUSTON)

By Andrew George for NJBIZ

On Thursday, Hackensack University Health Network and Seton Hall University formally announced their plans to start the state’s first four-year, private medical school on the campus of the former Roche headquarters in Nutley and Clifton.

Alongside Seton Hall President A. Gabriel Esteban, Hackensack CEO and President Robert C. Garrett called the plan a “game-changer” and an “absolutely monumental event.”

“We know that, with this partnership, we will be able to rival the best of the best,” Garrett said.

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