HackensackUMC Emergency and Trauma Center Renovation and Expansion Project on Schedule for the Super Bowl
HackensackUMC Emergency and Trauma Center
While the region is gearing up for Super Bowl XLVIII, HackensackUMC is preparing its emergency services resources to care for the hundreds of thousands of visitors coming into town. Today HackensackUMC unveiled the progress, including the completion of phase one of the Emergency and Trauma Center renovation and expansion project.
“As promised, HackensackUMC has completed the initial phase of this project to revamp our Emergency and Trauma Center just in time for Super Bowl,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network. “This project is creating a state-of-the-art facility to provide patients and their families with world-class care, comfort and privacy. When an emergency strikes, the region can count on HackensackUMC’s ETC to provide the best possible care.”
In May of 2012, HackensackUMC began construction on its multi-phase ETC expansion and renovation project. The expansion features: 29 private patient rooms, complete with storage and slidingglass doors; five state-of-the-art trauma bays; an increase in the ETC’s footprint by nearly 20,000 square feet: accomplished by adding a three-story structure at the former St. John Drive turnaround on the ground floor and by reconfiguring the ambulance drive on the first floor; a front-door presence for the Pediatric Emergency Department: accomplished by relocating its waiting and triage bays to a separate area; a larger decontamination shower to better handle a major event, should one occur; and a private EMS lounge to provide refreshments. When complete, the project will also provide specialty treatment areas for cardiac, cancer, geriatric, trauma and pediatric patients.
As the closest trauma center to MetLife Stadium, HackensackUMC is one of three medical centers – and the only one in New Jersey – selected as an Official Medical Services Provider by the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee. HackensackUMC is one of only 10 state-designated trauma centers - the only Level-II Trauma Center in Bergen County.
“HackensackUMC treats more than 111,000 patients every year, making us one of the busiest Emergency and Trauma Centers in the state of New Jersey,” said Joseph Feldman, M.D., chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, HackensackUMC. “Having the Super Bowl in this highly populated area requires highly skilled medical expertise. HackensackUMC’s world-class emergency staff, coupled with the expansion and renovation of our ETC, enables our medical center to be fully prepared to handle all medical and emergency needs during this historic event.”
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 1,140 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 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 in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology; 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 2013-14 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 Center using the highest “green building” standards, 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 – more than any other hospital in the state, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for seven 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 22 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 remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.