HackensackUMC Welcomes Dr. Shafiq Rab as its New Chief Information Officer

March 23, 2012 09:40 AM
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Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to welcome Dr. Shafiq Rab, of Skillman, N.J., as its newchief information officer.

“I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Shafiq Rab to the HackensackUMC team,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUMC. “His extensive professional experience combined with his unique medical background will undoubtedly serve as a great asset to our medical center.”

Dr. Rab joins the medical center from Greater Hudson Valley Health System in New York, where he was vice president and chief information officer since 2008. While at Greater Hudson Valley Health System, he was responsible for enterprise-wide information technology and communication related leadership including strategic vision and planning.   During his tenure, he led the system’s successful implementation of EPIC, an electronic medical records software.

Prior to his time at Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Dr. Rab was vice president and chief information officer at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, N.J., and chief information officer/director of Information Technology/information security officer at Carrier Clinic, East Mountain Hospital in Belle Mead, N.J.

Dr. Rab’s experience is unique in that he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degree from Dow Medical College in Pakistan, and completed his internship while also in Pakistan. Thereafter, he began to transition his position toward the field of information technology within the healthcare realm.

“We look forward to having Dr. Rab as part of the HackensackUMC team,” said Robert L. Glenning, executive vice president and chief financial officer of HackensackUMC. “As we prepare the medical center for healthcare reform changes, we are confident that Dr. Rab’s expertise will help us to meet the technological challenges ahead.”

About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a non-profit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. This 775-bed facility has gone beyond traditional thinking by creating an entire campus of care, including: the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital. As a result of using science and creativity to push medicine further, HackensackUMC has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades® for six years in a row - the only hospital in New Jersey, New York, and New England to receive this honor. The medical center has been named to the Leapfrog Top Hospitals List, received 17 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission,  is ranked in Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Geriatrics by U.S. News and World Report's "2011-12 Best Hospitals" list, is ranked in eight specialties on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Metro Area Top 10,” is listed as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, and is a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence, the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in the State of New Jersey ever to be ranked in a Best Children’s Hospitals specialty by the U.S. News & World Report’s “2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals” list. The medical center is the hometown hospital of the New York Giants and the New Jersey Nets, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more about one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.   

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