Joseph M. Sanzari Childrens Hospital at HackensackUMC Photo Selected for National Childrens Hospital Photo Exhibit

March 23, 2015 12:44 PM

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC’s photograph entitled “Baby in NICU on Tablet” was selected for inclusion in the 2015 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit, a national competition administered by the Children’s Hospital Association. The exhibit, comprised of powerful images of brave patients, supportive families and compassionate healthcare providers, celebrates children’s hospitals’ commitment to the health of all children.

The photo was chosen from more than 250 photographs submitted by 57 children’s hospitals across the country by a distinguished panel of judges representing Parents magazine, The Exposure Group, The National Portrait Gallery, American University’s School of Communications and the Children’s Hospitals Today editorial advisory group.

According to the judges, the photograph depicting a mother watching her baby on a tablet in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stood out for its all-around excellence, composition and ability to relay what makes children’s hospitals unique.

The photo was taken to showcase the Microsoft Lync program setup by Dr. Shafiq Rab, vice president and chief information officer and members of the Department of Information Technology at HackensackUMC.  In the photo, new mother Veronica Antigua is able to see her newborn daughter Valerie Grace in the NICU while she is recovering in her hospital bed. 

“We are extremely proud that the Children’s Hospitals Association has chosen our photo featuring the NICU tablet program as a winner for this national contest.  Congratulations to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital team and the IT Department for continuing to provide programs like these that go above and beyond for the patient experience,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network. 

The Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit will be on display to the general public June 15 -16 in the foyer of the Rayburn House Building and the week of June 22 in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Building in Washington, D.C. In addition the exhibit will travel around the country for two years displaying at children’s hospitals and partnering organizations in support of awide variety of outreach efforts and events.

Visit view the 2015 exhibit. Contact Vikki Sara, 202-753-5357, at Children’s Hospital Association for leasing and display information.

Children’s Hospital Associationrepresents more than 220 children’s hospitals to advance solutions for children’s health.

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:   






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