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.
Quality & Accreditations
HackensackUMC is continuing to prove that “impossible” is just an opinion. As the flagship hospital of the Hackensack University Health Network, 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:
U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals: Ranked as the number one hospital in New Jersey and the third Best Hospital in the New York metro area
U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals (National) – Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Services; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked nationally among the top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals Metro Area – Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gynecology; and Nephrology.
Healthgrades® America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2013 (seven consecutive years)
Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (12 consecutive years)
American College of Radiology one of the first two Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellence in the nation
Leapfrog Top Hospitals List (three consecutive years)
The Leapfrog Group– Grade “A” Patient Safety Rating
The Joint Commission 22 Gold Seals of Approval™ - more than any hospital in the country
Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals
CEO Cancer Gold Standard
American Alliance of Healthcare Providers “Hospital of Choice”
National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award (18 consecutive years since award’s inception)
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
Becker’s Hospital Review 2013 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
Practice Greenhealth 2013 “Partner for Change” Award
“Safety Superstar” by AARP The Magazine and The Leapfrog Group
About Hackensack University Health Network
Hackensack University Health Network is the New Jersey based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Groups, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group (Dallas, TX) in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. Together with six other health systems, the Network is part of the nation’s largest healthcare consortium, AllSpire Health Partners; with a total of 25 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, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, North Shore-LIJ Health System, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Palisades Medical Center, Rutgers Medical School, St. George’s University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. With nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed medical staff members at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.
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.
The care at the Heart & Vascular Hospital has garnered national recognition by being named one of Healthgrades 2012-13 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™, one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals list for Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and listed on Becker's Hospital Review 2013 "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" list.
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 and has been ranked among the 50 best hospitals in the United States and is the highest-ranked Cancer Center in New Jersey in the 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report’sBest Hospitals for Cancerlist. Becker's Hospital Review listed the John Theurer Cancer Center on its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs" list.
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.
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has also been named among the top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. It is the first hospital in New Jersey ever tobe ranked in anyBest Children’s Hospitals specialty.
Environmentally-Friendly Hospital Designed Just for Women
As the recipient of the Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award™ for seven consecutive years, 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 non-profit organization at HackensackUMC.
In 2012, we welcomed more than 6,100 babies – more than any other hospital in New Jersey – a true testament to our long history of trusted care in the community. In 2013, HackensackUMC received the Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award for the eighth year in a row – the only hospital in the nation to do so.