HackensackUMC Physicians Recognized on the Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 List

August 18, 2015 08:49 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that 13 of its physicians have been recognized on the Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list.

“I want to congratulate our physicians on this significant distinction,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “I am proud of the work they do every day to provide the highest quality and the most compassionate care.”

According to Newsweek, the list was compiled through peer nominations and extensive research that Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has conducted for more than two decades. A physician-led research team talks with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs to gather information and carefully review credentials.

The following HackensackUMC physicians appear on the Newsweek Top Cancer Doctors 2015 list: Harry Agress Jr., M.D., Frederick Alexander, M.D., Glen Gejerman, M.D., Andre Goy, M.D., Michael B. Harris, M.D., Debra S. Heller, M.D., Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., M.D., Andrew Pecora, M.D., Scott Rowley, M.D., Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., Stanley Waintraub, M.D., Richard M. Winters, M.D., James Wittig, M.D.  

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 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. 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, is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, 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 has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.   





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