HackensackUMC Achieves CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

July 2, 2014 03:28 PM

A leader in the area of workplace wellness, HackensackUMC has been recognized as aCEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employer for 2014. The medical center has once again met each requirement of the workplace wellness program, reaffirming its commitment and dedication to the health and well-being of its employees and their families.

                “We are proud to once again achieve the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “This significant recognition is a clear reflection of our proactive approach to health and wellness.”

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™promotes healthy lifestyle choices, encourages early detection through cancer screenings, and ensures access to quality treatment. The focus is on five key areas: prevention, screening, cancer clinical trials, quality treatment and survivorship, and health education and health promotion. While it is an individual responsibility to manage one’s health, HackensackUMC was recognized for partnering with employees to provide specific tools and set them up for success.

The John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC delivers extraordinary care that is multidisciplinary, personalized and innovative. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the highest-ranked cancer center in New Jersey. Harnessing the newest technologies, the John Theurer Cancer Center retains world-class physicians, nurses and scientists to serve the needs of patients within 14 specialized cancer divisions.


About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top three New York metro area hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2013-14. It also received 10 national rankings, and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals list. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for eight years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament and the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLV111 Host Committee. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.   




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