HackensackUMC Foundation Receives Donation to Fund the Fitness and Wellness Center
The Joseph and Anthony Maio Wellness Foundation recently presented the HackensackUMC Foundation with a gift in the amount of $25,000 for the HackensackUMC Wellness Centerlocated in the HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Center in Maywood.
The HackensackUMC Foundation recently received a $25,000 donation from The Joseph and Anthony Maio Wellness Foundation, which will benefit the HackensackUMC Wellness Center,located in the HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Center in Maywood.
The Joseph and Anthony Maio Wellness Foundation, named for the late sons of George and Paula Maio of Hackensack, provide donations to organizations focused on improving the overall physical and mental well-being of individuals.
The HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Center combines medically based care with a world-class fitness club. The 112,000 square foot facility includes 35,000 square feet of wellness/medical space. Included in the HackensackUMC Wellness Center arebehavioral health services, the MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children, Physical Therapy, a Women’s Health Center with Mammography and Bone Density Screening, a large community health education area with a demonstration cooking studio and a host of preventive wellness based services.
“I appreciate the generosity of the Maio family for their contribution.” said Diego Coira, M.D., chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at HackensackUMC. “This generous donation will be used to expand our psychotherapy program, including the addition of four psychotherapists. Our overall goal is to reduce the unnecessary use of psychiatric medications and strengthen our psychotherapy division to better serve the needs of our patients.”
The outpatient division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine includes seven psychiatrists and two advanced practice nurses. The Wellness Center will officially open in March.
The Fitness Center, which opened December 30, 2013, features an expansive fitness floor with state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, salt-water filtered pools, a large variety of group fitness classes, cooking studio, a sports performance training center, luxurious locker rooms with towel service, a day spa and much more.
Photo: The Joseph and Anthony Maio Wellness Foundation recently presented the HackensackUMC Foundation with a gift in the amount of $25,000 for the HackensackUMC Wellness Centerlocated in the HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Center in Maywood. Back row from left to right: George and Paula Maio, the Joseph and Anthony Maio Wellness Foundation; Helen A. Cunning, executive director, HackensackUMC Foundation. Front row from left to right: Carmella Maio, Julianna Maio, Dominique Maio and Nicolette Maio of the Joseph and Anthony Maio Wellness Foundation.
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.