HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Powered by the Giants Receives 2015 NJBIA Good Neighbor Award

April 21, 2015 02:19 PM

HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Powered by the Giants has received the 2015 New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) Good Neighbor Award.  This award annually recognizes the best and most exciting commercial and industrial development projects in the state of New Jersey. Winners are chosen based on economic benefit and job creation, architectural merit, and community involvement.

“We are extremely proud of the success of Fitness and Wellness since its grand opening last year.  With HackensackUMC’s medical expertise and the New York Giants’ fitness leadership, the center offers Bergen County residents a state-of-the-art wellness facility equipped with an unprecedented array of amenities to help you achieve your personal fitness goals,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network.

Since its opening on March 1, 2014, the 112,000 square foot facility has reached all facets of the community with members representing the complete spectrum, from high school students to seniors.  The center employs over 150 full- and part-time team members.  The center includes a sprawling fitness floor with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength equipment, group exercise studios with classes including Pilates, yoga, meditation and more.  The full-amenity locker rooms include steam and sauna.  The aquatics center with saltwater-filtered pools hosts several classes and aqua physical therapy.  The upper level is the sports performance center with a turf field, running strip and power equipment. 

HackensackUMC’s nationally-recognized healthcare services are also onsite at Fitness and Wellness including the Debra Simon Center for Integrative Medicine, the MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children, physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and a demonstration cooking studio. The full scope of services also encompass mammography and bone density screening, integrative medicine, corporate wellness programming, pain management, acupuncture, chiropractic care and apothecary.

“The creation of this comprehensive fitness and wellness center in Maywood, NJ, is the manifestation of a proactive approach to population healthcare. I believe the care and keeping of our community in this regard is the very essence of being a good neighbor,” said nominator, James Kirkos, president/CEO, Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The awards ceremony for the NJBIA Good Neighbor Award will take place on Friday, June 5, 11:45 a.m. at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, NJ. 

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 in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2014-15. It is one of the top 30 hospitals in the nation by receiving 11 national specialty rankings, including a national ranking for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. 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 one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for nine years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 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 was 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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