Michael Farber M.D. Field-side During the Copa America Tournament
July 14, 2016 12:21 PM
Michael Farber, M.D., medical director of Executive Health at HackensackUMC
With more than 82,000 soccer fans in the stands at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, during the finals of the Copa America Tournament, Michael Farber, M.D., medical director of Executive Health at HackensackUMC and one of the medical managers of the Copa event, was praised for teamwork that provided top-notch health care for players and others associated with the game.
This year's tournament, a high-profile international event, was a special edition honoring the 100th year of Copa America. From a medical standpoint, each Copa America event required extensive preparation involving venue medical coordination of acute care on and off the field, management of doping control, and activation of services that meet international standards of soccer athlete care.
"Supported by our team at HackensackUMC, during the course of this nearly one-month tournament, we met the needs of several of the top soccer clubs in the world, addressing many acute care issues during the course of medical management," said Dr. Farber. “We were pleased to receive feedback describing how we exceeded expectations expeditiously and professionally on an international level by providing world-class care.”
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a 775-bed 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 a member of Hackensack Meridian Health Network, one of the largest networks in the state comprised of 28,000 team members and more than 6,000 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. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 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 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.