Hackensack University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack University Health Network, is truly an extraordinary place bringing together exceptional patient care and medical innovation. This powerful combination enables us to take medicine further than ever before, to push beyond traditional thinking and provide patients with amazing possibilities.
Founded in 1888 with just 12 beds, HackensackUMC was Bergen County's first hospital. As we continue to grow and flourish, this nonprofit, teaching and research hospital has grown to become the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in New Jersey. Not only have we added 763 more beds to our facilities, we’re now Bergen County’s hub of healthcare for the Northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas. It enjoys numerous clinical, research and academic affiliations with world-renowned partners. HackensackUMC is one of Bergen County’s largest employers with a work force of over 7,600 employees. The more than 1,600 physicians and dentists on the medical and dental staff represent the full spectrum of specialties and subspecialties and are international leaders in healthcare. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Football Giants and the New York Red Bulls soccer team. The medical center remains committed to the community through fundraising and community events, such as its annual Life & Liberty event, health fairs and Healthy Heart events.
Quality & Accreditations
HackensackUMC is continuing to prove that “impossible” is just an opinion. We’ve created an environment that encourages medical innovation to flourish by recruiting top doctors and giving them freedom to push research and treatments beyond traditional thinking. We’re proud to highlight a few of the awards HackensackUMC has earned:
Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award — Clinical Excellence Award™ – 13 years in a row (2003-2015), placing the hospital among the Top 5% of the nation’s hospitals for overall quality for more than a decade. HackensackUMC is the only hospital in NJ, NY and New England to receive this award for 13 consecutive years.
23 Joint Commission Gold Seals of Approval™ – the most in the country: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Asthma, Asthma (Pediatrics), Bone Marrow Transplant, Breast Cancer, Carotid Stenosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Depression, Geriatrics Delirium, Heart Failure, Inpatient Diabetes, Joint Replacement – Hip, Joint Replacement – Knee, Multi-System Trauma, Palliative Care, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Prostate Cancer, Stroke (Primary Stroke Center), and Uterine-Ovarian Cancer.
2015 Becker’s Hospital Review Awards: 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, 100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs, 100 Great Hospitals
The first hospital nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching Phase IV Gold level achievement in the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign.
2014 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization (one of only 426 healthcare facilities nationwide)
2015 America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics by WomenCertified Inc.
HackensackUMC’s Bariatric Surgery program (including Gastric Stapling and Gastric Banding) for being recognized as a Blue Distinction Center (BDC) and a Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+) by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
2014 Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award™ - the only hospital in the state to achieve this distinction for nine consecutive years.
2014/2015 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award - 19th consecutive year and every year since the award’s inception.
2014 NJBIA Award for Excellence in Environmental Quality
Listed as a Most Wired Hospital by Hospitals & Health Networks for the fourth consecutive year (2012-15).
HealthTrust 2014 Member Recognition Award for Social Stewardship
2014 Legal Department of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal in the In-House Management Category
Awarded Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor as a 2015 Environmental Excellence Award winner, earning recognition as one of the Top 25 green hospitals in the country two years in a row.
HackensackUMC received “A” Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group’s Safety Score program. HackensackUMC is proud to have maintained an A grade since the Safety Score began.
HackensackUMC Mission & Vision
Hackensack University Medical Center is a team committed to providing an exceptional patient experience through quality patient-centered care, education, research, and community outreach.
To lead the pursuit of excellence in healthcare.
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About Hackensack University Health Network
Hackensack University Health Network is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Group, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. In April 2015, HackensackUHN welcomed Palisades Medical Center as a full member of the Network, marked by the execution of a definitive agreement. Together with six other health systems, the Network is part of the nation’s largest healthcare consortium of its kind, AllSpire Health Partners; with a total of 28 hospitals and service area of more than six million people. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: CentraState Healthcare System, CityMD, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Seton Hall University, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Palisades Medical Center, Rutgers Medical School, St. George’s University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Summit Medical Group. With more than 10,800 employees, 3,300 credentialed medical staff members and 1,717 hospital and nursing home beds at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.
HackensackUHN Mission & Vision
Hackensack University Health Network promotes health and wellness in our communities and ensures our patients receive the best healthcare.
To ensure healthcare “value” through a provider network focused on the health and wellness of the populations we serve.
World-Class Cardiac Care
HackensackUMC is home to the Heart & Vascular Hospital, one of America’s most comprehensive cardiac and vascular care centers. This “hospital within a hospital” provides a full-range of state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive services, including electrophysiology studies, a state-designated cardiac catheterization center, and one of the largest cardiac surgery programs in the state.
Led by breakthrough research, the Heart & Vascular Hospital integrates preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services with a special focus on cardiovascular disease management. Inpatients and outpatients are treated for all types of cardiac and vascular diseases by an array of specialists—all from one central location. This collaborative, multidisciplinary model allows for more efficient and effective care.
One of the Nation’s Largest Cancer Centers
At 155,000 square-feet, the John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cancer centers, and ranks in the top 10 for patient volume. Opened in December of 2010, the cancer center has quickly established a reputation of excellence.
The cancer center houses outpatient cancer services and incorporates diagnostic facilities, chemotherapy preparation and infusion areas, pharmacy and laboratory resources, as well as a full spectrum of radiation oncology services. We have 14 specialized teams on-site who are fully engaged in the medical and emotional care of patients and their loved ones. Each of the 14 divisions features teams of physicians, nurses, technologists, and support staff with clinical and research expertise in a specific type of cancer, allowing for advanced, focused care.
The John Theurer Cancer Center was built following eco-friendly guidelines outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and developed by the U. S. Green Building Council, making it an institution devoted to life-sustaining practices from the inside out.
Nationally-Renowned Children's Hospital
As a state-designated children's hospital, The Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical pediatric care in more than 30 specialties, all integrated within a state-of-the-art child-focused facility. The 300,000-square-foot facility offers 24-hour access to leading physicians, nurses, staff and a pediatric emergency department. This facility is one of the country’s first environmentally responsible and sustainable healthcare facilities and is ranked as one of the Top 10 Green Hospitals by The Green Guide.
Environmentally-Friendly Hospital Designed Just for Women
The Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital is dedicated to providing superior care to its patients. The hospital is part of the 300,000-square-foot Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion. The pavilion was carefully planned and developed to provide exceptional patient satisfaction and services within an environmentally healthy facility. Its design, energy systems, cleaning supplies, linens, medical equipment, and even the food prepared for patient/staff/visitor consumption are environmentally friendly in keeping with the values of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®, an award-winning nonprofit organization at HackensackUMC.
In 2014, we welcomed more than 6,291 babies – more than any other hospital in New Jersey – a true testament to our long history of trusted care in the community.