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Jul 24, 2017 01:47 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Receives Generous Donation of Basic Life Support Vehicles

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department at Hackensack University Medical Center recently received a donation of Basic Life Support (BLS) vehicles, which provide EMS to the community 24/7. This generous donation was given on behalf of Joseph M. Sanzari, chair of the Pascack Valley Medical Center Joint Venture Board and past chair of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors.

 
Jul 24, 2017 01:45 PM

Could eating dates make you go into labor?

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses the effect that eating dates may have on inducing labor. As a practicing OB-GYN, Dr. Manny says he is asked this question all the time.

 
Jul 24, 2017 01:43 PM

New Diabetes Treatment Teaches Rogue Immune Cells to Behave

A treatment targeting wayward immune cells in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may help even years later, a new study finds. The study's lead author is Dr. Yong Zhao, an associate scientist at Hackensack University Medical Center. For the treatment, researchers take blood from a person with diabetes and separate out the immune system cells (lymphocytes).

 
Jul 20, 2017 02:58 PM

Two Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

In an effort to commend, celebrate and increase the number of New Jersey worksites that support breastfeeding employees, the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition (NJBC) has selected Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center as “NJ Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites.”

 

John Theurer Cancer Center Scientists Develop Web-Based Intervention Addressing Distress in Caregivers of Patients Receiving Stem Cell Transplants

A group of researchers from several institutions in the US, including John Theurer Cancer Center, studied the development of a new, web-based intervention - Pep-Pal- to provide psychoeducation and skills for caregivers of cancer patients who are experiencing significant burden and distress including depression and anxiety.

 
Jul 18, 2017 10:26 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Pharmacy Transitions of Care Team Recognized for Clinical Excellence

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that its pharmacy Transitions of Care (TOC) team has been recognized with a HealthTrust 2017 Clinical Excellence Award. The HealthTrust Clinical Excellence Award recognizes members who have implemented and demonstrated a best practice in supply chain clinical initiatives.

 
Jul 13, 2017 09:59 AM

Are Dads Getting Enough Credit?

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. Parenting has changed through the years and dads are taking on more active roles than ever, with some unique challenges.

 
Jul 07, 2017 04:29 PM

Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 14th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 14th Annual Spring “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony. Student representatives and teachers from 19 Bergen County high schools attended. This program was developed by the Drive Smart Foundation and funded with a grant from State Farm.

 
Jul 07, 2017 03:39 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Receives Significant Depression Recertification

The Joint Commission recently recertified Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center's depression program in Disease-Specific Care for another two years. Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only two depression programs in the United States and the only depression program in New Jersey to receive this designation.

 

Pink Heals Visits Hackensack University Medical Center

David Landers, M.D., vice chair, Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, has been named Physician of the Year by the American Heart Association at its Annual Affair of the Heart Ball.

 
Jul 07, 2017 09:49 AM

Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 14th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted the 14th Annual Spring “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony. Student representatives and teachers from 19 Bergen County high schools attended. This program was developed by the Drive Smart Foundation and funded with a grant from State Farm.

 

Pink Heals Visits Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center welcomed Pink Heals Bergen County to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and John Theurer Cancer Center for performances and a chance to see the fleet of pink emergency vehicles. Pink Heals brings love and support to patients of all ages and their mission is to ease the burden and lighten the spirits of those affected by all types of cancer.

 
Jul 04, 2017 09:56 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center-Related News

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses Hyperparathyroidism. According to the National Institutes of Health, about 100,000 people develop hyperparathyroidism each year, and women have a much higher tendency for the condition.

 
Jul 03, 2017 09:39 AM

Is there a Viagra for women?

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses low libido, which can strike men and women, but it's more common among women.

 
Jul 02, 2017 10:04 AM

HUMC Foundation Holds 6th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run

Under sunny skies and with more than 600 enthusiastic participants, the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation recently held the 6th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial 5K Run, in Saddle River. The 5K event, which each year honors the life and memory of Susan Zabransky Hughes, raises funds to benefit patients and programs affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. Susan, who was a resident of Saddle River, lost her battle with cervical cancer in July 2011 at the age of 46.​

 
Jul 01, 2017 11:00 PM

Take off your shoes

According to Wayne Berberian, M.D., chief, Foot and Ankle Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, joint pain in the lower extremities can prevent seniors from jogging or walking for exercise. Low-impact exercises such as swimming or the use of a stationary bike can burn fat and maintain cardiovascular health without causing discomfort.

 
Jun 30, 2017 10:09 AM

Dr. Ihor Sawczuk: Boosting readiness and improving Army medical skills

Army medical personnel recently underwent intensive training with doctors from Hackensack University Medical Center. The goal: To improve Army medical skills and boost readiness. It's called the Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training program, or SMART. Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president of Hackensack University Medical Center, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the details.

 
Jun 30, 2017 10:07 AM

Predicting hair loss no matter your gender

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses hair loss, which can happen for a variety or combination of reasons, but it holds a close link to your inherited genes. In fact, your hair loss can come from genes on both sides of your family, resulting in a hair situation that is hard to predict.​

 
Jun 29, 2017 10:31 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Receives Generous Donation of Basic Life Support Vehicles to Support Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department at Hackensack University Medical Center recently received a donation of Basic Life Support (BLS) vehicles, which provide EMS to the community 24/7. This generous donation was given on behalf of Joseph M. Sanzari, chair of the Pascack Valley Medical Center Joint Venture Board and past chair of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors.​

 
Jun 29, 2017 10:22 AM

Caryl and Jim Kourgelis Fund for Behavioral Health and Addiction

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation received extraordinarily generous support on behalf of the Caryl and Jim Kourgelis Fund for The Center for Behavioral Health and Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
Jun 28, 2017 09:20 AM

Hackensack's Dr. David Landers honored by American Heart Association

David Landers, M.D., vice chair, Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, has been named Physician of the Year by the American Heart Association at its Annual Affair of the Heart Ball. The 20th Annual Affair of the Heart Ball was held at The Grove in Cedar Grove, and chaired by Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chairman of the Heart & Vascular Hospital.

 
Jun 27, 2017 09:53 AM

These are the 2 highest-rated children's hospitals in N.J.

New Jersey once more has two hospitals on U.S. News and World Report's newest list of best children's hospitals nationwide.

 
Jun 27, 2017 09:31 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Golf Outing

More than 300 golfers hit the links for the Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation 20th Annual Invitational Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the enhancement of patient experiences at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Ranks 45 in Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery specialties in the new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.

 
Jun 22, 2017 09:40 AM

Zika virus a renewed threat

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses the Zika virus, which was the most talked about disease last year. In 2016, the United States saw more than 5,000 cases of Zika and thousands more in American territories. This year, health officials have not yet seen a major outbreak.

 
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Hackensack University Medical Center Receives Generous Donation of Basic Life Support Vehicles to Support Emergency Medical Services

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced that the EMS Department recently received a donation of Basic Life Support (BLS) vehicles, which provide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the community 24/7. This generous donation was given on behalf of Joseph M. Sanzari, chair of the Pascack Valley Medical Center Joint Venture Board and past chair of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors.

 
Jun 21, 2017 01:31 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Holds 6th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run

Under sunny skies and with more than 600 enthusiastic participants, the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation recently held the 6th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial 5K Run, in Saddle River.​

 
Jun 21, 2017 11:39 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey's most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce that eight of its hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® achievement awards for high-quality stroke care.

 
Jun 21, 2017 10:26 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President Named to Becker’s Hospital Review: Rising Stars in Healthcare 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health, the state's most comprehensive and integrated health care network, announced that Jose Lozano, chief of staff, vice president, corporate services and governance for the network, was named to Becker's Hospital Review: Rising Stars in Healthcare 2017 – 60 under 40.

 
Jun 21, 2017 09:52 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey's most comprehensive and integrated health network, is pleased to announce that eight of its hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® achievement awards for high-quality stroke care.

 
Jun 20, 2017 11:50 AM

Home Test Could Be Life-Changing For Apnea Sufferers And Their Sleep Partners

Are you tired all day? Maybe you’re gaining weight, and your blood pressure is a little high — your problem may be something called sleep apnea, which means you stop breathing and wake up for tiny periods during the night, causing serious health problems. It can happen hundreds of times a night without the person even realizing it. But, there is an easy and safe home test to tell if you have it.

 
Jun 19, 2017 11:48 AM

The epidemic that's ruining youth sports

According to orthopedic doctors, overuse injuries are on the rise and are affecting youth sports. Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, says he is seeing overuse injuries in younger and younger people.

 
Jun 16, 2017 11:52 AM

New program helps keep Army Reserve soldiers from losing vital medical skills

Army Reserve soldiers in medical specialties often do something completely different in their civilian jobs, and with only a few days a year to use their medical skills, they’re at risk of seeing their skills degrade, officials say. A new program that officials are calling the first of its kind was launched June 5 to begin to remedy the need for training. Reserve soldiers are spending two weeks working alongside their counterpart medical professionals at a civilian medical center in New Jersey.

 
Jun 15, 2017 03:31 PM

Nearly 100 Specialists at Hackensack Meridian Health Named by Castle Connolly as Top Cancer Doctors

Hackensack Meridian Health, the state's most comprehensive and integrated health care network, announced that 94 physicians including surgeons, oncologists and pain management specialists, were included in Castle Connolly's 2017- Top Doctors for Cancer, the nation's leader in helping consumers find the best health care.

 
Jun 08, 2017 12:47 PM

Here's what you should have learned in college (and probably didn't)

The summer after his junior year at Rutgers University, Mark Beal caught an early train to an internship in New York, worked a full day, ran to another internship, worked until midnight, took the train back to New Brunswick, woke up the next day and did it again.

 
Jun 07, 2017 03:30 PM

United States Army Reserve and Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Join Forces to Form First-of-its-Kind Partnership Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T.

Hackensack University Medical Center, the flagship hospital of New Jersey’s most comprehensive and integrated health network, and the United States Army Reserve today announced the formation of Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. (Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training), an innovative, first-of-its-kind partnership which focuses on high-quality, individualized specialty medical training for service members to improve their knowledge, skill sets and increase soldier readiness.

 
Jun 07, 2017 03:28 PM

Plastic surgery: A gift not geared for young people

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses plastic surgery for teenagers. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, young people between the ages of 19–36 constituted over 17 percent of cosmetic surgeries in 2016.

 
Jun 06, 2017 03:37 PM

United States Army Reserve and Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Join Forces to Form First-of-its-Kind Partnership Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T.

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, the flagship hospital of New Jersey's most comprehensive and integrated health network, and the United States Army Reserve today announced the formation of Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. (Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training), an innovative, first-of-its-kind partnership which focuses on high-quality, individualized specialty medical training for service members to improve their knowledge, skillsets​

 
Jun 06, 2017 12:08 PM

HackensackUMC partners with Army Reserve on medical training

Hackensack University Medical Center announced Monday a partnership with the Army Reserve to launch a new program to provide, at no cost to the government, medical training for service members.

 
Jun 05, 2017 03:33 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center presents “Dig into Joe’s World”

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation presented an event entitled, “Dig into Joe’s World” at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack. The event honored Joseph M. Sanzari for his continued support and generosity benefiting the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.

 
Jun 05, 2017 11:02 AM

Army Reserves and Hackensack UMC partner to provide medical training

It started with a simple hallway conversation and today it’s described as the first of its kind in America.​

 
Jun 04, 2017 03:35 PM

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Honors Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center and Leslie Montgomery, M.D. for Outstanding Breast Cancer Care

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF) honored Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center and Leslie L. Montgomery, M.D., division chief of Breast Surgery, for their outstanding commitment to Breast Cancer patients at the Peace, Love and A Cure Event in Teaneck, NJ. Over the last year, Hackensack University Medical Center and TNBCF have partnered to elevate the standard of care for Breast Cancer patients in northern New Jersey.

 
Jun 03, 2017 03:36 PM

Hackensack Nurse, Fiancée Take 2nd Place At Body Building Competition

Kenny Kelly and Krysten Wondrack, the Hackensack couple who fell in love through their shared passion for body building, each took second place Saturday night in a regional competition. The Teaneck show — The Bev Francis Atlantic States Championships — was the 9th competition for both Kelly and Wondrack, and the warm-up for the Universe 2017 from June 30 to July 1.

 
Jun 02, 2017 12:01 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health to Pilot Combined Watson for Oncology and Cota Technology to Power Value-Based Clinical Decision Support in Cancer Care

IBM Watson Health (NYSE: IBM), Cota, and Hackensack Meridian Health, an integrated healthcare system in New Jersey, today announced a collaboration to pilot a combination of IBM Watson and Cota technology for the first time. The goal is to bring Cota's value-based care and real-world data into IBM's Watson for Oncology clinical decision support tool, which Hackensack Meridian Health oncologists will then use in a pilot to help inform patient care.

 
May 26, 2017 12:31 PM

Road Warrior: Summer's 101 deadly days are here

This weekend begins the 101 Days of Summer. The Record's Road Warrior, John Cichowski reports that summer poses the most danger for teen drivers. Meliam Gonzales, BSN, RN, trauma prevention coordinator and clinical educator, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center says when the warm weather hits, trauma season heats up.

 
May 26, 2017 10:16 AM

Experts Recommend Atrial Fibrillation Screenings for Senior Citizens to Reduce Risk of Stroke and Death

Screening for asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged 65 and over and treating it with anticoagulant medications could prevent many thousands of strokes worldwide each year, according to a top-level panel of experts in today's issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.​

 
May 25, 2017 12:35 PM

Breast Cancer Foundation Honors Hackensack Meridian Health Physician for Outstanding Care

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF) honored Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center and Leslie L. Montgomery, M.D. - Hackensack University Medical Center's Breast Surgery Division Chief, for their outstanding commitment to Breast Cancer patients at the Peace, Love and A Cure Event in Teaneck, NJ.

 
May 24, 2017 03:23 PM

Breast Cancer Foundation Honors Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Physician for Outstanding Care

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF) honored Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center and Leslie L. Montgomery, M.D. - Hackensack University Medical Center's Breast Surgery Division Chief, for their outstanding commitment to Breast Cancer patients at the Peace, Love and A Cure Event in Teaneck, NJ.

 
May 22, 2017 12:39 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center President Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D. and Board Member Heather Choi Recognized as Ellis Island Medals of Honor Recipients

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president of Hackensack University Medical Center, and Heather Choi, a member of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, have been honored by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), as recipients of the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

 
May 22, 2017 12:33 PM

Memorial Day Ceremony

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center held a Memorial Day Ceremony to honor its team members who are also military heroes. During the ceremony, roses were placed on the Flags Monument in remembrance of the fallen. The keynote address was given by John Lloyd, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health followed by a moment of silence. A formal flag folding ceremony was also held with a United States flag that had been flown in combat in Iraq.

 
May 22, 2017 12:00 PM

Could my irregular periods be PCOS?

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is an endocrine disorder. According to Dr. Manny, symptoms of PCOS typically begin shortly after puberty and include irregular periods, acne, weight gain, and facial hair.

 
May 20, 2017 12:36 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center hosts 26th EMS Awards Dinner

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to lifesaving emergencies at the 26th Annual EMS Awards. This year's theme is "EMS Strong: Always in Service." The program recognized pre-hospital emergency personnel including paramedics, EMTs, police officers and fire fighters from various North Jersey municipalities.

 
May 19, 2017 12:38 PM

FDA Approved Drug Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Patients Now Available at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced a newly approved U.S. Food and Drug Administration drug is now available to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). The drug, Ocrevus, which received FDA approval on March 28th, is the first and only medicine for both relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.

 
May 16, 2017 11:55 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center EMS Awards

Hackensack University Medical Center recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to lifesaving emergencies at the annual EMS Awards. This year’s theme is “EMS Strong: Always in Service.” The program recognizes pre-hospital emergency personnel including paramedics, EMTs, police officers and fire fighters from various North Jersey municipalities.

 
May 16, 2017 11:42 AM

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation’s Peace, Love and a Cure

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF) honored Hackensack University Medical Center and Leslie Montgomery, M.D., division chief, Division of Breast Surgery, for their outstanding commitment to Breast Cancer patients. Over the last year, Hackensack University Medical Center and TNBCF have partnered to elevate the standard of care for Breast Cancer patients in northern New Jersey.

 
May 15, 2017 11:59 AM

Protein Supplements for Teens: Are they safe?

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses protein, which is made up of essential amino acids and are the building blocks of muscle. But, most protein powders have a warning like this somewhere on the packaging: “Intended for Healthy Adults over the Age of 18.”

 
May 13, 2017 11:57 AM

Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation recently held the 6th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run. The day begins with a USATF certified 5K family run/walk sponsored by the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and the Run for Sue Committee in memory of Saddle River resident, Susan Zabransky Hughes, who lost her battle with cervical cancer in July 2011 at the age of 46.​

 
May 09, 2017 03:31 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health at the Forefront of Robotic Technology from Bergen to Ocean Counties

As a leader in surgical innovation, Hackensack Meridian Health has brought the latest in robotic technology to its Centers of Robotic Surgery with the brand new da Vinci Xi® surgical systems. This tremendous robotics expansion at Hackensack Meridian Health includes the following hospitals all receiving new Xi® units: Hackensack University Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center.

 
May 08, 2017 10:31 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Service Awards

The Annual Recognition Ceremony was held at the Venetian in Garfield to pay tribute to team members celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 40 and 45 year milestone. The fun-filled event, which coincided with Cinco de Mayo, included the awards ceremony, a fabulous buffet dinner and dancing.

 
May 07, 2017 09:27 AM

Eli Manning Headlines Tackle Kids Cancer 'All Stars' Event

More than 500 youth and community groups joined stars from the world of sports to celebrate raising more than $250,000 as part of "Eli's Challenge," a campaign led by the New York Giants quarterback. The campaign is part of the Tackle Kids Cancer Program, which raises money for critical research and programs at the Children's Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
May 06, 2017 10:35 AM

Project SEARCH

Hackensack University Medical Center is one of only a handful of hospitals in New Jersey taking part in a program called Project SEARCH – a one-year, business-led internship program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school that teaches portable job skills that can be used in many careers. Project SEARCH is a collaborative partnership that provides students who want to work a chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills.

 
May 05, 2017 10:37 AM

New Jersey families fear GOP healthcare changes

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez D-Paramus and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell D-Paterson held a forum at Hackensack University Medical Center to listen to patients and families who fear they will lose health care or affordable policies if the U.S. Senate approves changes to the Affordable Care Act.

 
May 04, 2017 09:39 AM

An Opioid Alternative

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this report, Dr. Manny discusses how hospitals, including Hackensack University Medical Center, are looking at strategies to treat pain in surgical patients to minimize a patient's exposure to narcotics and lessen the chance of opioid addiction

 
May 02, 2017 10:00 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health and JFK Health Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge

Today, the boards of trustees of JFK Health and Hackensack Meridian Health announced that the two not-for-profit health networks signed a definitive agreement to merge. The agreement follows more than five months of due diligence where a thorough review of clinical, regulatory, service, and financial issues occurred. The agreement now undergoes regulatory review with the state Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission.

 
May 02, 2017 09:52 AM

Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center

Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center presented an interactive discussion: “Performance Plus: Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries,” with Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president, Hackensack University Medical Center, and moderated by Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab. The event featured Dante A. Implicito, M.D., chief, Spine Surgery, James W. Cahill, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, and Yair Kissin, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, and was held at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. (Note: the event was also featured on NorthJersey.com: Be Social)

 
May 01, 2017 09:46 AM

Tears Flow On TLC As Hackensack Nurse Says 'Yes' To The Dress

Few dry eyes remained in Kleinfeld's Bridal the day Hackensack University Medical Center oncology nurse, Karen Mellone Dimoski said "yes" to her dress on TLC's hit show, which aired this past weekend. The Maywood native told the story of how she saved her now-husband's life the weekend he, Jonce Dimoski, was planning on proposing. The bride's mom gave her a surprise letter from her father, saying how proud he was of her and that he and her mom would be paying for the dress.

 
Apr 30, 2017 10:46 AM

Dr. Sahu Shares Tips for Healthy Eating and Exercising

With a little more than a week until from the Health and Fitness Expo at Metlife Stadium, Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President of Clinical Integration Dr. Sharad Sahu joins Pat Battle to preview the event and give his tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and exercising daily.​

 
Apr 30, 2017 09:42 AM

Dr. Sahu Shares Tips for Healthy Eating and Exercising (VIDEO)

With a little more than a week until from the Health and Fitness Expo at Metlife Stadium, Hackensack Meridian Health Vice President of Clinical Integration Sharad Sahu, M.D., joins Pat Battle to preview the event and give his tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and exercising daily.

 
Apr 28, 2017 11:38 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Observes National Donate Life Month

April is Donate Life month, which is observed across the United States in support of organ and tissue donation and to honor donors and their families who have given the gift of life during their darkest hour. Donate Life month also brings much-needed attention to this critical issue by honoring those who continue to wait for lifesaving transplants. On April 3, Hackensack MeridianHealth Hackensack University Medical Center raised the New Jersey Sharing Network flag near the front entrance of the ​

 
Apr 28, 2017 09:50 AM

CMS Webinar Spotlights R-SCAN Successes

A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Grand Rounds webinar about the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) features the progress of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Radiology Support, Communications and Alignment Network .

 
Apr 27, 2017 10:33 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in Gotham Shield 2017

Hackensack University Medical Center, part of New Jersey’s most comprehensive and integrated health network, participated in Gotham Shield 2017 on Wednesday, April 26. Gotham Shield is an exercise on the federal, state and local levels to ensure emergency preparedness and coordination in the event of an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) attack in northern New Jersey.

 
Apr 25, 2017 02:39 PM

Dr. Carol Barsky Earns National Recognition as a Leader in the Field of Patient Safety

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Carol L. Barsky, M.D., MBA, FAAEM, chief quality officer, senior vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health and professor of medicine at Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, has been recognized for a second consecutive year by Becker's Hospital Review in the 2017 edition of its list of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety​

 
Apr 21, 2017 11:15 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Earns the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award for Fourth Year in a Row

In recognition for groundbreaking achievement and innovation in health care sustainability, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

 
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Apr 20, 2017 04:04 PM

Newly Refurbished ‘Suites on Second Street’ Unveiled at Hackensack University Medical Center

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation recently held the re-opening of the Suites on Second Street at the Audrey Hepburn Children’s House for families of children undergoing treatment at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.

 
Apr 20, 2017 02:27 PM

Weighing the risks of long-distance running

The death of 65-year-old New Jersey marathon champion Tom Fleming this week raised anew questions about whether endurance athletes face the danger of having heart problems as they get older. Some studies have suggested that punishing amounts of exercise over time can cause a buildup of scar tissue on the heart and have linked participation in endurance athletic events to atrial fibrillation.

 
Apr 17, 2017 02:31 PM

Smoking affects women more than you think

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses the dangers of smoking, which is one of the biggest causes of early death and health complications. In the United States alone, over 20 million women smoke, and the majority of these female smokers are teens and young women.

 
Apr 17, 2017 02:30 PM

Practice GreenHealth Announces Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award

In recognition for groundbreaking achievement and innovation in health care sustainability, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

 
Apr 14, 2017 09:20 AM

Andrew Pecora, M.D. Awarded Rosemarie J. Sorce Endowed Chair in Innovation

Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., president of Physician Services and chief innovations officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, received the Rosemarie J. Sorce Endowed Chair in Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. The award is in honor of his lifetime achievements in medicine, including cancer research and treatment. The award, which includes a grant for more than $2 million from Mrs. Sorce, the first vice chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors,​

 
Apr 13, 2017 10:24 AM

11 Embarrassing Fertility Questions Answered

Peter McGovern, M.D, reproductive endocrinologist in the Department of Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center is featured in this article about fertility and helps to answer some not-so-easy to ask questions.

 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Names Founding Chairs

The Founding Chairs of the clinical departments of the new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine have been named. Chosen by a search committee comprised of eight physician leaders, the candidates were selected from an applicant pool notable for its breadth and depth of clinical experience and scholarship, keen interest in education, and a commitment to the School's mission.

 

Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian school names department chairs

Yet another step in solidifying the organizational structure of the new Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine was announced Wednesday. Nineteen founding chairs of departments, which met for the first time formally April 7, have been revealed.

 

HackensackUMC Earns “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” Designation for the Third Year in a Row

Hackensack University Medical Center has once again earned the "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Hackensack University Medical Center was one of only 10 hospitals in New Jersey and the only hospital in Bergen County to be given this title.

 

The profitable hospital system with sustainability in its DNA

We have all heard the aphorism "health is wealth." Hackensack University Medical Center is mentioned in this article regarding sustainable health systems for being included in the Becker’s Hospital Review "50 Greenest Hospitals in America" list.

 

Kidney Disease is Ninth Leading Cause of Death in New Jersey

Sushil Mehandru, M.D., section chief of Nephrology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Donna Appleman, R.N., from Fresenius Meridian Dialysis were interviewed on a three minute segment that discussed the prevalence of kidney disease and treatment options.

 

Why do we dream?

Ramon Solhkhah, M.D., chairman of the department of psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, shares science and theory behind dreams. He also references when dreams may transition into a more serious sleeping disorder such as night terrors, which may require assessment at a sleep center such as the one at Jersey Shore.

 

Hackensack Meridian Health Physicians Receive Artistic Awards

Physicians from Hackensack Meridian Health were recently honored with artistic achievement awards for their entries in the annual Physicians’ Art and Photography Exhibit. This year's event had 27 physicians from Hackensack Meridian Health contribute more than 160 pieces of art and photography for the exhibit, which was held at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

 
Apr 07, 2017 05:17 PM

AirMed One Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center proudly marks the fifth anniversary of AirMed One. The helicopter, which offers vital transport services to patients, first took flight on April 7, 2012.

 
Apr 07, 2017 09:44 AM

32 Healthcare Organizations to Pilot New CMS Community Health Model

Hackensack University Medical Center is among the 32 organizations that will test a new Medicare and Medicaid model that aims to bridge the gap between clinical and community providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it selected 32 participants that will serve as local hubs that link clinical and community services and address such social needs as housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence and transportation.

 
Apr 05, 2017 02:57 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Innovative New Brand

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey's most comprehensive and integrated health network, today launched its new brand. The brand strategy will be accompanied by a new tagline, Life Years Ahead, to emphasize Hackensack Meridian Health's commitment to innovation, research and forward-thinking health care initiatives.

 
Apr 04, 2017 11:36 AM

Hackensack Hospital Named Among Top 100 In U.S.

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review in the 2017 edition of its list of "100 Great Hospitals in America."

 
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Apr 03, 2017 01:09 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce it has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review in the 2017 edition of its list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.

 
Apr 01, 2017 01:11 PM

Rosemarie Sorce Endowed Chair in Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health

Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., president of Physician Services and chief innovations officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, received the Rosemarie J. Sorce Endowed Chair in Innovation. The award is in honor of his lifetime achievements in medicine, including cancer research and treatment. The award, which includes a grant for more than $2 million from Mrs. Sorce, the first vice chair of the HackensackUMC Board of Governors, is also designed to further Dr. Pecora's work.

 

HackensackUMC Earns “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” Designation for the Third Year in a Row

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health family has once again earned the "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. HackensackUMC was one of only 10 hospitals in New Jersey and the only hospital in Bergen County to be given this title.

 
Mar 29, 2017 09:19 AM

HackensackUMC Earns “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” Designation for the Third Year in a Row

HackensackUMC has once again earned the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. HackensackUMC was one of only 10 hospitals in New Jersey and the only hospital in Bergen County to be given this title. (Note: This article was also featured in New Jersey Business.)

 
Mar 29, 2017 09:18 AM

Should you be concerned about listeria?

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at HackensackUMC. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses the most recent recall of food products due to listeria, a type of bacteria found in soil and certain animals such as cows and poultry. It contaminates many meats and dairy products and can also live in food processing plants.

 
Mar 29, 2017 09:16 AM

N.J.'s first female Supreme Court justice to be memorialized

New Jersey's first female Supreme Court justice will be memorialized on Friday, March 31 when a courtroom at the Hudson County Courthouse is named in her honor. Garibaldi wrote 225 opinions during her 18 years on the high court. After her retirement, she served on the boards of the Hackensack University Health Network, HackensackUMC and the HackensackUMC Foundation.

 
Mar 27, 2017 02:19 PM

WCBS 2 News: New Law Is Taking Life-Saving Medicine Infusions Away From Heart Failure Patients

As WCBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, a recently-passed act of Congress may have the unintended effect of taking life-saving medication away from tens of thousands of heart failure patients.

 
Mar 27, 2017 09:24 AM

New Law Is Taking Life-Saving Medicine Infusions Away From Heart Failure Patients

As WCBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, a recently-passed act of Congress may have the unintended effect of taking life-saving medication away from tens of thousands of heart failure patients. Robert Berkowitz, M.D. of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC, explains how this particular treatment has benefited heart failure patients.

 
Mar 25, 2017 09:27 AM

Protect yourself against Zika and Lyme disease this summer

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at HackensackUMC. In this article, Dr. Manny discusses ways to protect you and your family from the Zika virus and Lyme disease this summer. As weather warms up, people will be spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. After all, the summer brings more opportunities to camp, hike, swim and bike.

 
Mar 17, 2017 02:57 PM

HackensackUMC Presents 15th Annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Persons of the Year Awards

The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, recently held the 15th annual awards ceremony to name the “Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year.”

 
Mar 14, 2017 02:35 PM

Pecora Recognized for Innovation in Medicine

Andrew L. Pecora, MD, has been awarded the inaugural Rosemarie J. Sorce Endowed Chair in Innovation at Hackensack Meridian Health. - See more at: http://www.onclive.com/web-exclusives/pecora-recognized-for-innovation-in-medicine#sthash.IrnTYzAT.dpuf​

 
Mar 13, 2017 04:16 PM

Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 14th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, recently hosted the 14th Annual Fall “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony.

 
Mar 13, 2017 04:14 PM

Mountainside hospital to offer medication drop-off site on March 15

HackensackUMC Mountainside hospital, in partnership with the Montclair Police Department, will host a safe “Medication Drop Off” site on Wednesday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 to 5 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby at 1 Bay Ave., Montclair.

 
Mar 13, 2017 03:12 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in a Study to Help People with Seizures

Hackensack University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is participating in an emergency medicine research study designed to try to save and improve the lives of people who experience a seizure. The Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT) is specific to people with seizures lasting longer than five minutes, which fail to respond to a full dose of a benzodiazepine (like valium).

 
Mar 13, 2017 03:06 PM

The Frisch School broadcasts live robotics surgery

Students at the Frisch School in Paramus were able to view a robotic partial nephrectomy live through secure connection to the HackensackUMC operating room with Michael Stifelman, M.D., chairman of the Department of Urology and chief of Urologic Oncology at HackensackUMC.

 
Mar 12, 2017 03:55 PM

Career Day at Hackensack UMC

The Hudson Reporter’s News Brief Section highlights North Bergen High School STEM Academy students visiting HackensackUMC Palisades for a special “Career Day” activity.

 
Mar 12, 2017 03:40 PM

SOHN Conference Foundation Grant Supports Groundbreaking Neuroblastoma Clinical Trial At Hackensack University Medical Center

The Sohn Conference Foundation announced the expansion of a Phase 2 cutting-edge pediatric clinical trial from the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC. With the goal of preventing relapse in children with neuroblastoma in remission using a new, oral investigational drug, difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), which is used to treat African sleeping sickness.

 
Mar 12, 2017 03:28 PM

HackensackUMC Offers Convenient Home Testing for Sleep Apnea

Joseph Cella has known for some time that he wasn’t getting enough sleep. He finally decided enough was enough. “Things were just getting intolerable and I was completely sleep deprived,” said Joseph. “I had no short term memory any more. It all came to a head when my staff said I needed to get my irritability under control.”

 
Mar 10, 2017 03:01 PM

2017 Chief Medical Officers Roundtable: Advances in Patient Care for Women

While March is Women's History Month, women are shaping the future of healthcare, as they make approximately 80 percent of healthcare decisions. Lisa Tank, M.D., FACP, CMD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Chief, Division of Geriatrics at HackensackUMC says the Heart and Vascular Hospital has created the Women’s Cardiac Institute to meet the unique needs of women with cardiovascular issues.

 
Mar 10, 2017 09:30 AM

2017 Chief Medical Officers Roundtable: Advances in Patient Care for Women

While March is women’s history month, women are shaping the future of health care, as they make approximately 80 percent of health care decisions. Hospitals and physicians are continuing to push the envelope of what is possible, pursuing state-of-the-art medical care for breast cancer and other conditions that affect women.

 
Mar 09, 2017 04:25 PM

Mountainside Medical Group Adds Primary Care Physician

Mountainside Medical Group announced the addition of Bloomfield based physician, Dr. Gayon Hyatt.

 
Mar 09, 2017 04:18 PM

Physiological makeup can affect ability to lose weight

Managing obesity is more than calorie-counting – the team at HackensackUMC Mountainside discusses their comprehensive and personalized approach.

 
Mar 09, 2017 03:32 PM

Affair of the Heart Ball to be Held June 3

The 2017 Affair of the Heart Ball is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 and will be chaired by Joseph Parrillo, M.D., chair of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC and recipient of the Marie L. Garibaldi endowed chair.

 
Mar 09, 2017 02:48 PM

Clinical trial for pediatric cancer drug now has N.J. openings

A national clinical trial for an unorthodox drug to treat a cancer that strikes very young children now has openings in New Jersey, thanks to a foundation.

 
Mar 08, 2017 02:01 PM

Fios 1 News: Robotic Surgery at HackensackUMC Broadcast Live to High School

Students at the Frisch School in Paramus we able to view a robotic partial nephrectomy live through a video connection to the HackensackUMC operating room with Dr. Michael Stifelman.

 
Mar 08, 2017 01:58 PM

HackensackUMC Offers Convenient Home Testing for Sleep Apnea

Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Pose Public Health Risk and Medical Concern

 
Mar 06, 2017 03:11 PM

Audrey Hepburn Children's House holds opening party in Hackensack

The HackensackUMC Foundation announced the re-opening of the Suites on Second Street at HackensackUMC, for families of children undergoing treatment at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.​

 
Mar 06, 2017 02:44 PM

Hackensack University hospital unveils new suites for families

Rabbi Chaim Poupko recalled Monday how his family wasn't able to be together on Sabbath while his daughter was treated at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
Mar 06, 2017 02:00 PM

Fios 1 News: Suites Unveiled at HackensackUMC

The HackensackUMC Foundation officially re-opened the Suites on Second Street for families of children undergoing treatment at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

 
Mar 03, 2017 02:55 PM

WMBC TV: Read Across America Day at HackensackUMC

Dr. Ihor Sawczuk, president, HackensackUMC read to children at the Child Care Learning Center at HackensackUMC to mark Read Across America Day.

 
Mar 03, 2017 02:54 PM

Fios1 News: Read Across America Day at HackensackUMC

Fios1 News reports from the Child Care Learning Center at HackensackUMC as Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., president, HackensackUMC reads to the children to mark Read Across America Day.

 
Mar 03, 2017 02:52 PM

News12 NJ: Read Across America Day at HackensackUMC

Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., president, HackensackUMC in celebration of Read Across America Day read to the children of the Child Care Learning Center at HackensackUMC.

 
Mar 01, 2017 04:34 PM

Sleep, Interrupted

Snoozing spouse sound like Mount Vesuvius? It could signal dangerous—but treatable—sleep apnea.

 
Feb 28, 2017 12:51 PM

SOHN CONFERENCE FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS GROUNDBREAKING NEUROBLASTOMA CLINICAL TRIAL AT HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the expansion of a Phase 2 cutting-edge pediatric clinical trial from the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) in Hackensack, NJ.

 
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Feb 27, 2017 02:14 PM

HackensackUMC Presents 15th Annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Persons of the Year Awards

The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, recently held the 15th annual awards ceremony to name the “Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year.” The awards recognize the efforts of patients who have initiated the most significant changes to their risk factors for heart disease, including reducing body weight, managing hypertension and lipids, managing diabetes through diet and exercise​

 
Feb 27, 2017 12:49 PM

Young Wyckoff Cancer Fighter Pays It Forward

WYCKOFF, N.J. – The Salmins family is on a mission.

 
Feb 24, 2017 12:47 PM

Joseph Simunovich Honored by the New Jersey Hospital Association as a Healthcare Leader

Edison-based Hackensack Meridian Health is has announced that Joseph Simunovich, co-chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, has been honored by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) with a 2017 NJHA Healthcare Leader Award. Simunovich was recognized by the NJHA as the Hospital and Healthcare System Trustee of the Year.

 
Feb 24, 2017 12:46 PM

Joseph Simunovich Honored by the New Jersey Hospital Association as a Healthcare Leader

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Joseph Simunovich, co-chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, has been honored by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) with a 2017 NJHA Healthcare Leader Award. Mr. Simunovich was recognized by the NJHA as the Hospital and Healthcare System Trustee of the Year.

 
Feb 24, 2017 12:40 PM

WCBS 2 News: Mild Winter May Mean More Trouble For Outdoor Allergy Sufferers

Health reporter Dr. Max Gomez reports while most people are welcoming warm winter temperatures, many people are suffering with spring allergies.

 
Feb 23, 2017 12:48 PM

Dad and Daughter Cancer Survivors Launch Business To Give Back

Father and nine-year-old daughter cancer survivors unite to create a line of unique bracelets to help put an end to Childhood Cancer.

 
Feb 22, 2017 04:36 PM

Sesame Street Live visits Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

Elmo and Grover of Sesame Street Live visited patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
Feb 22, 2017 01:07 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Sesame Street Live Visits the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

Beloved characters Elmo and Grover visited patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. The visit was made possible by the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which is Madison Square Garden’s not-for-profit charity that helps children facing obstacles.

 
Feb 22, 2017 12:43 PM

Elmo And Grover From Sesame Street Live Visit The Children Of The Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC

Grover visits The Children Of Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospitall on February 22, 2017 in Hackensack, New Jersey.

 
Feb 21, 2017 04:25 PM

HackensackAlliance ACO Featured in New Program Aimed at Accelerating Provider Learning

The Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) included HackensackAlliance ACO in its series of Case Study Briefs (CSBs), part of ACLC’s latest initiative to help providers identify and implement the care delivery competencies necessary to succeed under risk-based payment. HackensackAlliance ACO’s CSB describes its successful approach to governance and culture.

 
Feb 21, 2017 03:18 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Fitness Week

The Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC is celebrating National Heart Month throughout February by holding heart-healthy events to demonstrate the importance of cardiovascular health.

 
Feb 21, 2017 03:16 PM

WMBC-TV: Heart Month

HackensackUMC, part of the Hackensack Meridian family, celebrates National Heart Month.

 
Feb 21, 2017 01:32 PM

John Theurer Cancer Center’s Dr. Andre Goy to Co-Chair 21st Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, announced today that Andre Goy, M.D., Chairman and Director, Lydia Pfund Chair for Lymphoma, Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University will co-chair the 21st Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies: Focus on Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma.

 
Feb 20, 2017 01:04 PM

Joseph Simunovich Honored by the New Jersey Hospital Association as a Healthcare Leader

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Joseph Simunovich, co-chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, has been honored by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) with a 2017 NJHA Healthcare Leader Award. Mr. Simunovich was recognized by the NJHA as the Hospital and Healthcare System Trustee of the Year.

 
Feb 15, 2017 02:17 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in a Study to Help People with Seizures

Hackensack University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, is participating in an emergency medicine research study designed to try to save and improve the lives of people who experience a seizure.

 
Feb 14, 2017 04:48 PM

Hackensack University Medical Group Participates in Historic Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Primary Care

Hackensack University Medical Group has seven practices that are part of the more than 2,900 primary care practices nationwide participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a partnership between payer partners from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans, self-insured businesses, and primary care providers.

 
Feb 13, 2017 12:08 PM

Lyndhurst Police Department Project Benefits John Theurer Cancer Center

The John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, received a generous donation in the amount of $7,566 from the Lyndhurst Police Department from its Pink Patch Project.

 
Feb 10, 2017 04:33 PM

Father Daughter Kickstarter Cancer Bracelet Campaign Nears $17K

Wyckoff's Rebecca and Gerhard Salmins created Knots & Arrows as a way of encouraging other cancer survivors.

 
Feb 10, 2017 04:15 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health Congratulates Eli Manning on the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

The team at Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to congratulate New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning on his Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. He shares the award with Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals.

 
Feb 10, 2017 12:04 PM

WCBS2 News: Patient Gives Back through Fundraising for Tackle Kids Cancer

Nine-year-old cancer patient, Becca Salmins, has created Knots & Arrows to help fundraise for Tackle Kids Cancer at HackensackUMC. Now that she is in remission, she was looking for ways to give back to pediatric cancer research. Eli Manning's visits and involvement in Eli's Challenge in the Tackle Kids Cancer campaign inspired her to launch Knots & Arrows, a bracelet company. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Tackle Kids Cancer at HackensackUMC

 
Feb 10, 2017 11:48 AM

Fox 5 News: Nine-year-old Patient Gives Back to HackensackUMC Through Fundraising

Nine-year-old Becca Salmins, inspired by Tackle Kids Cancer and Eli Manning has started a bracelet company called Knots & Arrows.

 
Feb 10, 2017 11:45 AM

CBS2 News - Patient Gives Back through Fundraising for Tackle Kids Cancer

Nine-year-old cancer patient, Becca Salmins has created Knots & Arrows to help fundraise for Tackle Kids Cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
Feb 10, 2017 11:00 AM

Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 14th Annual High School

The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, recently hosted the 14th Annual Fall “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony.

 
Feb 08, 2017 02:38 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Opens a Patient-Centered, State-of-the-Art Multiple Sclerosis Center

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, will address the complex care needs of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and related disorders at the new Multiple Sclerosis Center at HackensackUMC.

 
Feb 08, 2017 02:32 PM

Dr. Manny: For my health and yours, go get a flu shot

After all of my years in medicine, there is still one story that never ceases to amaze me, and that is the sheer number of Americans willing to sacrifice their health over false suspicions and fears about vaccines.

 
Feb 08, 2017 02:28 PM

HackensackUMC opens multiple sclerosis center

Hackensack University Medical Center has opened a new multiple sclerosis center.

 
Feb 07, 2017 02:36 PM

50 healthcare organizations dubbed best in supply chain by GHX

Global Healthcare Exchange has announced its annual list of the healthcare provider organizations being recognized as the 2016 GHX "Best 50" Supply Chains in North America.

 
Feb 07, 2017 11:45 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Opens a Patient-Centered, State-of-the-Art Multiple Sclerosis Center

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, will address the complex care needs of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and related disorders at the new Multiple Sclerosis Center at HackensackUMC.

 
Feb 07, 2017 11:36 AM

Five Extraordinary Hackensack University Medical Center Nurses Earn Special Recognition

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, announced that five of its nurses have achieved recognition in their field: Claudia Douglas, DNP, MA, BSN; Kristina Rioux, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CCRN; Krystyna Toczylowski MSN, RN; Laura VanDePutte MSN, RN, CPON; and Carlene Cord, RN, APN.

 
Feb 06, 2017 02:22 PM

Eli Manning's award further bolsters Hackensack Meridian program

When New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning shared the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award Saturday, it was a victory celebrated by Hackensack Meridian Health.

 
Feb 06, 2017 09:45 AM

HackensackUMC Observes National Wear Red Day

Hackensack University Medical Center, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, joined the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease by participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3, to raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk.

 
Feb 05, 2017 11:15 AM

Fox 5: Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was named co-winner of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.​

 
Feb 05, 2017 11:13 AM

WNBC: Man of the Year Award

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was named co-winner of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

 
Feb 05, 2017 10:44 AM

News 12 New Jersey: Man of the Year Award

Giants quarterback Eli Manning was named co-winner of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

 
Feb 04, 2017 02:45 PM

Mann of The Year: Eli wins Walter Payton award

Giants quarterback Eli Manning has won two Super Bowl MVP awards, hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy twice in an illustrious NFL career that includes the league’s third-longest streak of consecutive starts with 211 and counting.

 
Feb 04, 2017 02:40 PM

Giants' Eli Manning named co-winner of NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year

Eli Manning has captured the NFL's ultimate on-field team award twice. He's now won its greatest off-field honor as well.

 
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Feb 04, 2017 11:23 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Congratulates Eli Manning on the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

The team at Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to congratulate New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning on his Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

 
Feb 03, 2017 04:30 PM

HackensackUMC Observes National Wear Red Day

Hackensack University Medical Center, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, joined the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease by participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3, to raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk. More

 
Feb 03, 2017 11:44 AM

Eli Manning, up for Walter Payton Man of the Year award, makes lasting legacy with charity work

Colin Flood, an 8-year-old leukemia patient, was planning in early June 2014 to attend an ice cream social charity through the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund at the Giants’ facility in East Rutherford.

 
Feb 03, 2017 11:14 AM

WNBC I-Team: Fentanyl Causes Early Death for Woman Seeking Pain Relief, Family Alleges

A New Jersey woman died from using a potent form of fentanyl, a dangerously addictive painkiller that was prescribed by her doctor for her acute pain

 
Feb 03, 2017 11:12 AM

News 12 New Jersey: Wear Red Day

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, joined the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease by participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 3, to raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk.​

 
Feb 02, 2017 11:46 AM

Can You Name Every Bergen, Passaic Tie To Super Bowl LI?

New Jersey teams didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year, but some athletes are giving Bergen and Passaic locals plenty of reason to cheer.

 
Feb 02, 2017 11:33 AM

Family History Can Hold Key to Your Health

According to Helio Pedro, M.D., chief of Genetics Services at HackensackUMC, some people have medical conditions which are caused by a specific genetic etiology (i.e., Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X) while other illnesses are caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors (i.e., Diabetes, Hypertension, some forms of cancer.)

 
Feb 01, 2017 03:40 PM

Lessons of the Heart

After treatment for cardiac problems, these local residents are feeling much better—and they’ve learned a thing or two.

 
Feb 01, 2017 12:01 PM

Cardiac Care Advances at New Jersey’s Top Hospitals and Medical Centers

Through screening and regular checkups, early diagnosis of heart conditions and risk factors can reduce the occurrence of heart attack, which happen at an alarming rate of one every 34 seconds.

 
Feb 01, 2017 11:48 AM

Fios 1 News: Measles Concerns

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, a 7-month-old baby with measles was treated at two Passaic County hospital emergency rooms this month, potentially exposing others to the highly contagious disease.

 
Feb 01, 2017 11:41 AM

The Long and Winding Road to Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy holds out new hope for many cancer patients. But for those with the disease, navigating the maze of experimental treatment can be daunting.

 
Feb 01, 2017 11:39 AM

Lessons of the Heart: Breath Returns

Last fall, Rutherford resident Frances Addeo, now 80, could hardly clean her house. “I’d do two cents’ worth of work and have to sit down for a half hour,” she says. Things got so bad she sometimes couldn’t summon the breath to speak. In a minimally invasive procedure at Hackensack University Medical Center in November, a catheter-delivered clip was implanted to close a leak in her heart’s mitral valve, which connects the left atrium and the left ventricle.

 
Feb 01, 2017 11:34 AM

State-of-the-Art Cardiac Care at New Jersey’s Top Hospitals

Hackensack University Medical Center By Joseph Parrillo, M.D., Chairman, Heart & Vascular Hospital Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a revolutionary procedure to replace an aortic valve without the use of a heart-lung machine.

 
Feb 01, 2017 11:28 AM

State-of-the-Art Cardiac Care at New Jersey’s Top Hospitals

Hackensack University Medical Center By Joseph Parrillo, M.D., Chairman, Heart & Vascular Hospital Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a revolutionary procedure to replace an aortic valve without the use of a heart-lung machine.

 
Jan 31, 2017 11:43 AM

How to fight getting measles while traveling abroad

Although two recent cases of measles in North Jersey were contracted by travelers to other countries, specialists note that you need only leave your own backyard to risk exposure to a world of infectious diseases in today’s global community.

 
Jan 27, 2017 11:35 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Mark B. Anderson, M.D.

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to welcome Mark B. Anderson, M.D., FACS, vice chair of cardiac surgery services and cardiothoracic surgeon, to the Hackensack University Medical Group. Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in minimally-invasive heart surgery, robotic techniques, and mechanical assist devices.

 
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Jan 26, 2017 12:31 PM

Lyndhurst Police Department Project Benefits John Theurer Cancer Center

The John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, received a generous donation in the amount of $7,566 from the Lyndhurst Police Department from its Pink Patch Project.

 
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Jan 26, 2017 10:27 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Mark B. Anderson, M.D.

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to welcome Mark B. Anderson, M.D., FACS, vice chair of cardiac surgery services and cardiothoracic surgeon, to the Hackensack University Medical Group. Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in minimally-invasive heart surgery, robotic techniques, and mechanical assist devices.

 
Jan 25, 2017 10:48 AM

Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC Offers New Treatment for Most Common Heart Valve Problem

For more than two years, Frances Addeo suffered from a leaky heart valve. And, the physical effects it caused were slowly getting worse.

 
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Jan 24, 2017 02:42 PM

Heart and Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC Offers New Treatment for Most Common Heart Valve Problem

For more than two years, Frances Addeo suffered from a leaky heart valve. And, the physical effects it caused were slowly getting worse.

 
Jan 22, 2017 03:56 PM

Hackensack hospital plans to add 300,000 square feet

HackensackUMC wants to build a tower that would add operating rooms and three floors of private patient rooms.

 
Jan 22, 2017 03:54 PM

Giants' Eli Manning a finalist for NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award

The award, named after the Bears' late Hall of Fame running back, is meant to represent, "the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact," according to a December release. "The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field."​

 
Jan 22, 2017 03:52 PM

Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning, Greg Olsen are Payton Award finalists

Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning and Greg Olsen have been chosen as finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award that recognizes an athlete's contribution to the sport and to society.

 
Jan 22, 2017 03:50 PM

Giants’ Eli Manning finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year award

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was named a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for the second year in a row.

 
Jan 20, 2017 04:04 PM

Fios 1 News: Additional Operating Rooms

HackensackUMC has begun the design process for a new patient tower to be built along Second Street in Hackensack.

 
Jan 20, 2017 04:03 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Hackensack Hospital Expanding with new 300,000 square foot tower

HackensackUMC has begun the design process for a new patient tower to be built along Second Street in Hackensack.

 
Jan 20, 2017 03:48 PM

Five Extraordinary Hackensack University Medical Center Nurses Earn Special Recognition

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, announces that five of its nurses have achieved recognition in their field: Claudia Douglas, DNP, MA, BSN; Kristina Rioux, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CCRN; Krystyna Toczylowski MSN, RN; Laura VanDePutte MSN, RN, CPON; and Carlene Cord, RN, APN.

 
Jan 19, 2017 03:40 PM

Five Extraordinary Hackensack University Medical Center Nurses Earn Special Recognition

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that five of its nurses have achieved recognition in their field: Claudia Douglas, DNP, MA, BSN; Kristina Rioux, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CCRN; Krystyna Toczylowski MSN, RN; Laura VanDePutte MSN, RN, CPON; and Carlene Cord, RN, APN.

 
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Jan 19, 2017 03:25 PM

Five Extraordinary Hackensack University Medical Center Nurses Earn Special Recognition

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that five of its nurses have achieved recognition in their field: Claudia Douglas, DNP, MA, BSN; Kristina Rioux, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CCRN; Krystyna Toczylowski MSN, RN; Laura VanDePutte MSN, RN, CPON; and Carlene Cord, RN, APN.

 
Jan 18, 2017 03:32 PM

Bergen County's largest employer eyes big expansion

Hackensack University Medical Center is designing a new tower along Second Street in Hackensack that, if approved, would add new operating rooms and private patient rooms.

 
Jan 13, 2017 03:42 PM

4 reasons why pregnant women should consider the flu shot

I know that expectant mothers have a lot on their minds as they prepare to welcome a baby, but I urge all mothers out there: please don't forget about the flu.

 
Jan 13, 2017 02:32 PM

4 reasons why pregnant women should consider the flu shot

I know that expectant mothers have a lot on their minds as they prepare to welcome a baby, but I urge all mothers out there: please don't forget about the flu.

 
Jan 12, 2017 03:43 PM

Westy Self Storage Delivers Toy Donations to Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center

Westy Self Storage delivered toy donations to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
Jan 09, 2017 02:30 PM

Students at Anita Ehrler’s Dance Extensions raise $24K

Anita Ehrler’s Dance Extensions, a school of performing arts in Park Ridge, united with the National iDance4aCURE Campaign on Dec. 10, and raised $24,090 to support cutting edge childhood cancer research at a dance-a-thon.

 
Jan 06, 2017 11:35 AM

NJTV: Under the Weather

High levels of the flu are showing up in several New Jersey counties monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 
Jan 06, 2017 11:33 AM

Fios 1 New: Flu Cases Spike

The influenza virus is making rounds around the Garden State.

 
Jan 05, 2017 02:29 PM

New York Sports and Beyond

Featured this week: Tackle Kids Cancer, starting the new year with "The 90 Second Rule", and fixing your student loan debt.

 
Jan 05, 2017 11:39 AM

Flu slams parts of New Jersey

High levels of the flu are now showing up in three of the five New Jersey regions monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 
Jan 03, 2017 02:38 PM

John Lloyd and Robert Garrett: Perfecting the co-working space

They see each other a few times a day and frequently call one another. Robert Garrett and John Lloyd, the power duo in charge of the second-largest health system in the state — Hackensack Meridian Health — have a unique co-CEO relationship that resembles that of the current U.S. president and vice president. ​

 
Jan 03, 2017 02:28 PM

52 Tips for the Best You Yet!

Focus on your motivation. If you set a goal, such as losing 10 pounds or quitting smoking, without focusing on your motivation, it’s easy to give up once the going gets tough.

 

Whole Woman hosts toy drive fundraiser at Capital Grille in Paramus

The Whole Woman held its annual Toy Drive Fundraiser and Brunch at Capital Grill in Paramus. All donations went to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
Jan 02, 2017 02:27 PM

People to Watch in Healthcare: Leslie L. Montgomery, MD, FACS

A newcomer on the Bergen County health care scene is Dr. Leslie L. Montgomery, who joined HackensackUMC as chief of the Division of Breast Surgery just over a year ago.

 
Jan 01, 2017 04:41 PM

First babies of 2017 are cause for celebration

As midnight approaches on New Year’s Eve, most people are counting down to the start of a new year, with new beginnings, opportunities and decisions.

 
Jan 01, 2017 04:40 PM

Hospitals In NYC, NJ Welcome First Babies Of The New Year

Hospitals In NYC, NJ Welcome First Babies Of The New Year,

 
Jan 01, 2017 02:03 PM

HackensackUMC Announces first baby born in 2017

Hackensack University Medical Center, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health announced the first baby born at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at 12:04 a.m.

 
Jan 01, 2017 02:02 PM

First babies of 2017 in New Jersey born just seconds apart

Nearly 90 miles apart, two women labored to deliver the first babies of 2017 as the clock struck midnight.​

 
Jan 01, 2017 12:20 PM

News 12 New Jersey: New Year's Babies

Hackensack University Medical Center, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health announced the first baby born at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at 12:04 a.m.

 
Jan 01, 2017 12:18 PM

WPIX: First Baby of 2017 Born at HackensackUMC

Hackensack University Medical Center, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health announced the first baby born at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at 12:04 a.m.

 
Jan 01, 2017 12:06 PM

HackensackUMC Announces First Baby Born in 2017

Hackensack University Medical Center, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health announced the first baby born at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at 12:04 a.m.

 
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Jan 01, 2017 11:07 AM

HackensackUMC Announces First Baby Born in 2017

Hackensack University Medical Center, now a member of Hackensack Meridian Health announced the first baby born at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at 12:04 a.m.

 
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Dec 30, 2016 01:03 PM

HackensackUMC Surgeons Successful in Preserving a Patient’s Uterus Despite Complications from Placenta Accreta

Patient Traveled to New Jersey from Saudi Arabia in Hopes of Keeping her Uterus after Giving Birth

 
Dec 27, 2016 02:00 PM

At-home medical tests have positives and negatives

Medical testing is becoming about as convenient as ordering a pizza these days.

 
Dec 25, 2016 03:41 PM

Women in Oncology: Breaking Down Barriers and Looking to the Future

There has been no better time than the present for women in the field of oncology: Women at all stages of their careers are finding more opportunities and avenues to excel.

 
Dec 24, 2016 04:56 PM

WABC TV: Uterus Saved

Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., the director of the Center for Abnormal Placentation (CAP) and division director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Surgery at HackensackUMC recently preserved and reconstructed a patient's uterus despite complications from placenta accreta.

 
Dec 23, 2016 12:27 PM

Patients Travel across the World for Treatment at HackensackUMC

For more than a year, Sinisa Vranic suffered from pain and a tight feeling in his abdomen.

 
Dec 22, 2016 04:44 PM

Patients Travel across the World for Treatment at HackensackUMC Delicate Urologic Procedure Pioneered by Department Chairman Highly Sought

For more than a year, Sinisa Vranic suffered from pain and a tight feeling in his abdomen.

 
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Dec 22, 2016 04:40 PM

Patients Travel across the World for Treatment at HackensackUMC

Delicate Urologic Procedure Pioneered by Department Chairman Highly Sought

 
Dec 22, 2016 12:24 PM

Knicks survive Porzingis scare and Magic

The Knicks announced a partnership between the Garden of Dreams Foundation and Hackensack University Medical Center’s Tackle Kids Cancer Initiative.

 
Dec 21, 2016 11:16 AM

Bergen PBA Delivers Thousands Of Toys To Ill, Needy Youngsters

Time stood still Wednesday for Don Nicoletti during the Bergen County PBA's Annual Toy Drive.

 
Dec 21, 2016 10:01 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Florian P. Thomas, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., M.S.

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce the arrival of Florian P. Thomas, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., M.S., chair of the Neuroscience Institute and chief of the Neurology Division at HackensackUMC.

 
Dec 20, 2016 11:13 AM

No such thing as 'Coughlin time' when former Giants' coach spends it with ailing children

It is about 11 a.m. and Tom Coughlin is not only running late, he’s downright behind schedule. The former New York Giants head coach is not at all accustomed to this; this after all is the man who invented ‘Coughlin Time’ where being on time to a meeting or a practice meant actually being late.

 
Dec 15, 2016 02:33 PM

The Future of Pediatric Rheumatology Grounded in Evolution of Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance

Pediatric rheumatology was formally recognized as a specialty in 1991 by the American Board of Pediatrics.​

 
Dec 15, 2016 01:13 PM

Santa and His Helpers Visit Patients at HackensackUMC for the Holidays

On December 13, 2016 Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, vice chair of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, dressed as a Christmas Angel, along with Santa Claus, elves, a toy soldier and a Christmas Tree, visited patients at HackensackUMC to spread holiday cheer and celebrate the season.

 

Santa and His Helpers Visit Patients at HackensackUMC for the Holidays

On December 13, 2016 Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, vice chair of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, dressed as a Christmas Angel, along with Santa Claus, elves, a toy soldier and a Christmas Tree, visited patients at HackensackUMC to spread holiday cheer and celebrate the season.

 
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Dec 14, 2016 01:14 PM

Santa and His Helpers Visit Patients at HackensackUMC for the Holidays

On December 13, 2016 Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, vice chair of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, dressed as a Christmas Angel, along with Santa Claus, elves, a toy soldier and a Christmas Tree, visited patients at HackensackUMC to spread holiday cheer and celebrate the season.

 
Dec 14, 2016 10:00 AM

Memorial Sloan Kettering and Hackensack Meridian Health Announce Cancer Care Partnership

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hackensack Meridian Health today announced the Memorial Sloan Kettering-Hackensack Meridian Health partnership, which brings together two world-class organizations with deep New Jersey roots and a single goal: Finding more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest-quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

 
Dec 13, 2016 12:23 PM

John Theurer Cancer Center Joins Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotheraphy and Cancer Research Institute in Groundbreaking Collaboration on Cancer Antigens

The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is partnering with the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute as they launch a major collaboration focused on neoantigens, unique cancer markers that researchers believe may hold the key to developing targeted cancer immunotherapies.

 
Dec 13, 2016 11:20 AM

Prestige Mini of Ramsey holds Audrey Hepburn House Toy Drive

Prestige MINI of Ramsey held its Holiday Toy Drive to benefit patients at the Audrey Hepburn Children's House for the 11th year in a row.

 
Dec 11, 2016 11:23 AM

Scientists identify gene predisposing to artery-damaging disease

A genetic discovery by a team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., and co-authored by Kenneth Lieberman, M.D., of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC, could help explain a cause of a mysterious artery-damaging disease that may affect up to an estimated 5 million Americans and often strikes without warning.

 
Dec 10, 2016 11:17 AM

HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Center hosts Breakfast with Santa

New York Giants took part in a Breakfast with Santa event at HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness.

 
Dec 09, 2016 11:21 AM

State Police Deliver Presents to Patients at Bergen Children's Hospital

Several New Jersey State Troopers delivered presents to patients at HackensackUMC, including children in the Children's Cancer Institute.

 
Dec 07, 2016 11:16 AM

Shopping spree brings smiles to New Milford girls

A collaborative effort between local police, a pizzeria and an area hospital leaves two girls beaming​

 
Dec 07, 2016 11:15 AM

Music Therapist Hired At Children's Hospital In Wyckoff Mother's Memory

Children at a Bergen County hospital will receive the gift of music thanks to the generous donations in memory of a township woman who died suddenly five years ago.

 

HackensackUMC Announces Research Collaboration with Gauss Surgical to Study Real-Time Monitoring of Blood Loss

Hackensack University Medical Center has entered into a clinical research collaboration agreement with Gauss Surgical.

 
Dec 06, 2016 11:26 AM

NY Giants' Landon Collins visits Joseph Sanzari Children's Hospital

New York Giants safety Landon Collins recently handed out Hess trucks to kids at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
Dec 06, 2016 11:10 AM

From rescue to recovery: OD patients get help they need

It's becoming a familiar saga in New Jersey: An addict overdoses on heroin or a prescription painkiller and is saved by an EMT or a cop using the rescue drug Narcan.

 
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Dec 05, 2016 01:01 PM

Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, Keynote Speaker at a Maternal Fetal Health Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey

Abdulla Al-Khan, M.D., FACS, FACOG, director of the Center for Abnormal Placentation (CAP) and director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Surgery at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, was a keynote speaker at the Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology Society Symposium in Turkey.

 
Dec 05, 2016 11:09 AM

AbbVie announces positive results from two studies of Imbruvica combo therapy in 2 common types of NHL

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced encouraging efficacy and safety findings from two separate studies evaluating ibrutinib (Imbruvica) as a combination therapy in two of the most common types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL): diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL).

 
Dec 04, 2016 01:29 PM

Cancer trials available at North Jersey hospitals

Hundreds of clinical trials are underway at hospitals in North Jersey to test new ways to detect and treat cancer.

 
Dec 02, 2016 10:48 AM

John Theurer Cancer Center Presents Groundbreaking Studies in Blood Cancer at American Society of Hematology Meeting

The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, today announced highlights of their data presentations that include 2 late-breaking abstracts, 19 oral sessions and 27 poster discussions at the 2016 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, being held December 3-6, 2016 in San Diego. Seventeen physicians from the John Theurer Cancer Center will be presenting data at ASH.

 

OMJ.com: Hackensack University Medical Center tree lighting

On Thursday, the Hackensack University Medical Center held its annual tree lighting ceremony in Hackensack where local residents came out to take pictures with Santa Claus and his wife Mrs. Claus, enjoy a night of beautiful live music from the NJ Symphony and of course, watch the giant decorated Christmas tree illuminate,

 
Dec 01, 2016 01:09 PM

NJTV: Teaching High School Students Prevention on World AIDS Day

The AIDS Outreach Program at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, hosted a prevention-focused conference for high school students on World AIDS Day.

 
Dec 01, 2016 01:07 PM

North Jersey students mark World AIDS Day

The nearly 400 students who came to the Youth World AIDS Day event in Tenafly on Thursday were handed a penny.

 
Dec 01, 2016 11:13 AM

Ringwood cops raise money for childhood cancer research

If “the fuzz” seemed a little fuzzier in November, it was for a good cause.

 
Dec 01, 2016 09:52 AM

Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

Cancerous tumors carry certain markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them.

 
Dec 01, 2016 09:49 AM

Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and Cancer Research Institute Launch Collaboration on Cancer Neoantigens

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) today announced a major collaboration focused on neoantigens.

 
Dec 01, 2016 09:37 AM

Social Scene: Best Dressed

The HackensackUMC Foundation held its annual Recognition Gala at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall featuring a special performance by legendary musician, Sting. Several attendees were featured in the Fashion Editor’s best dressed column.

 
Nov 30, 2016 11:55 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Honored as National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Hospitals

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of its hospitals have been recognized as National Research Corporation (NRC) 2016-2017 Consumer Choice Award winners: Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack, NJ) and Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, NJ).

 
Nov 29, 2016 02:53 PM

NBC NY Live: Tackle Kids Cancer at St. Joseph's Academy

NBC's NY Live featured Josh Randman, patient at the Children's Cancer Institute; Burton Appel, M.D., pediatric oncologist at the Children's Cancer Institute; Jeff Feagles, former NY Giant, and members of the St. Joseph's Academy School to highlight the fundraising efforts for Tackle Kids Cancer and Eli's Challenge.

 
Nov 29, 2016 01:12 PM

WMBC-TV: Giving Tuesday

HackensackUMC celebrated Giving Tuesday on November 29 by taking Eli's Challenge in support of Tackle Kids Cancer (TKC.)

 
Nov 29, 2016 01:11 PM

WMBC-TV: Tackle Kids Cancer

A program at HackensackUMC is making great strides in finding a cure for pediatric cancer.

 
Nov 29, 2016 09:54 AM

Crain's Health Pulse: Who's new?

Dr. Florian P. Thomas has joined HackensackUMC as chair of the Neuroscience Institute and chief of the Neurology Division.

 
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Nov 28, 2016 11:57 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Welcomes Florian P. Thomas, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., M.S.

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce the arrival of Florian P. Thomas, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., M.S., chair of the Neuroscience Institute and chief of the Neurology Division at HackensackUMC.

 
Nov 22, 2016 12:58 PM

HackensackUMC Foundation Holds 23rd Annual Recognition Gala

With Lincoln Center as the backdrop and Sting as the headline entertainment, the HackensackUMC Foundation’s 23rd Annual Recognition Gala made extraordinary memories and set a fundraising record.

 
Nov 21, 2016 04:19 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in New York Section of the American Urological Association 114th Annual Meeting in Prague

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, participated in the New York Section of the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 114th Annual Meeting, an international academic conference, held in Prague, Czech Republic.

 
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Nov 21, 2016 04:15 PM

HackensackUMC Physician Dr. Rummana Aslam Receives Innovator Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame for Groundbreaking Work in Wound Care

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that Rummana Aslam, M.D., chief, Division of Wound Care, and medical director of the Center for Advanced Wound Care at HackensackUMC, received the Innovator Award at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) dinner on October 27.

 
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Nov 21, 2016 04:11 PM

HackensackUMC Researchers Drs. Sujatha Iyengar and David Schwartz Receive Innovator Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame for Groundbreaking Work in Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that two members of its Department of Research, Sujatha Iyengar, Ph.D., and David Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., received the Innovator Award at the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) dinner on October 27.

 
Nov 21, 2016 01:08 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in New York Section of the American Urological Association 114th Annual Meeting

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, participated in the New York Section of the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 114th Annual Meeting, an international academic conference, held in Prague, Czech Republic.

 
Nov 21, 2016 01:07 PM

Performing for a Purpose: Original "Jersey Boys" Cast Member Sparks Hope for Cancer Community - See more at: http://www.curetoday.com/articles/performing-for-a-purpose-original-jersey-boys-cast-member-sparks-hope-for-cancer-community#sthash.Omku5

To many people across the globe, Christian Hoff is known as a singer with the Midtown Men, or the actor who flawlessly played Tommy DeVito in the original cast of the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys,” earning him both a Tony and a Grammy award.

 

Archive: Do sleep apnea remedies work?

While getting diagnosed with sleep apnea used to mean thousands of dollars and sometimes a two-night stay at a sleep clinic for observation, new home lab tests are widely available at a fraction of the cost and simply entail your affixing a few sensors to yourself for monitoring, according to John Villa, M.D., director for the Institute for Sleep/Wake Disorders at HackensackUMC.

 
Nov 21, 2016 10:19 AM

Patients at HackensackUMC Celebrate Halloween, Thanks to a Dedicated Board Member and Friends

Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, vice chairwoman of the HackensackUMC Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, and friends celebrated Halloween this year by dressing up and visiting patients at HackensackUMC.​

 
Nov 21, 2016 10:14 AM

PurpleStrides

More than 2,000 participated in the PurpleStride New Jersey 2016 5K, which raised more than $340,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Rosario Ligresti, M.D., chief, Division of Gastroenterology and director, The Pancreas Center at HackensackUMC, served as an honorary co-chair.

 
Nov 19, 2016 05:03 PM

School kicks off fundraiser with former Giant's visit

Jeff Feagles, a former NFL punter who won the Super Bowl with the Giants in 2008, thanked St. Joseph Academy students Friday for raising money with bake sales, car washes and penny drives for children's cancer research.

 
Nov 16, 2016 10:05 AM

HackensackUMC Celebrates Veterans Day by Recognizing Heroes for Service

HackensackUMC held its third annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony to honor those team members who also answered the nation’s call to duty. The ceremony honored current HackensackUMC team members and volunteers for past and current service. Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., president of HackensackUMC, says hiring veterans is part of the medical center’s commitment as a veteran-friendly employer. For their continuing service to the medical center and for their military service, veterans were nominated by their peers to receive a specially selected medal, a sign of appreciation from HackensackUMC, which was presented during the ceremony.

 
Nov 14, 2016 03:05 PM

HackensackUMC is the Only Hospital in New Jersey Named as One of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that it is the only hospital in New Jersey to be named to the “50 of the greenest hospitals in America” list, by Becker’s Hospital Review. This marks the second consecutive year that the medical center has been recognized for its work in creating a sustainable, environmentally-friendly campus.

 
Nov 14, 2016 11:06 AM

HackensackUMC is the Only Hospital in NJ Named as One of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that it is the only hospital in New Jersey to be named to the “50 of the greenest hospitals in America” list, by Becker’s Hospital Review.

 
Nov 14, 2016 09:54 AM

HackensackUMC is the Only Hospital in NJ Named as One of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review

HackensackUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey to be named to the “50 of the greenest hospitals in America” list, by Becker’s Hospital Review. This marks the second consecutive year that the medical center has been recognized for its work in creating a sustainable, environmentally-friendly campus.​

 
Nov 10, 2016 11:55 AM

VIDEO: Technology shakes up the health care sector

Hackensack University Medical Center is using technology to create a new landscape for its workforce.​

 
Nov 10, 2016 11:50 AM

How technology is poised to create a career boom in health care

Today, 96% of hospitals and 78% of physicians use electronic health records. Nearly seven in 10 hospitals give patients the ability to view and transmit their health information online. Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey is one of them. The hospital's electronic system allows users to look up symptoms, find doctors, make appointments and review test results. It also links patient-generated data from personal fitness devices and mobile apps to electronic medical records.

 
Nov 10, 2016 11:12 AM

JFK Health and Hackensack Meridian Health Announce Letter of Intent For Proposed Affiliation

Today, JFK Health and Hackensack Meridian Health have announced the execution of a Letter of Intent (LOI) between the organizations regarding a potential affiliation.

 
Nov 08, 2016 11:57 AM

VIDEO: Students in Project SEARCH program meet crew of AirMed One helicopter

Students with disabilities get to meet lifesaving professionals. The students are with Project SEARCH, one of the largest job training programs in the country for students with disabilities. At HackensackUMC, they got to meet the crew of AirMed One, the medical transport helicopter of Hackensack Meridian Health. Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., the president of HackensackUMC, was there to greet the students and spoke about the importance about the Project SEARCH program and how the medical center is committed to helping the students learn about various aspects of health care during their internship.

 
Nov 07, 2016 04:40 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Students in Project SEARCH program meet crew of AirMed One helicopter

Students with disabilities met with life-saving professionals at HackensackUMC.

 
Nov 04, 2016 12:04 PM

Photos: Jillian Fund 3rd Annual Gala at The Venetian in Garfield

This year, Alfred P. Gillio, M.D. co-director, Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC, was honored at the Jillian Fund 3rd annual Gala. Dr. Gillio has been instrumental in the fight against pediatric cancer and continues to dedicate his life to his craft. The main objective of the Jillian Fund is to provide financial support to families with children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses and require critical care.

 
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Nov 03, 2016 02:49 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Latest Environmental Initiative: Beekeeping

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce its latest environmental initiative: beekeeping. Honeybees have been installed on a rooftop on the medical center campus as part of an ongoing commitment to enhance community wellness and environmental health.

 
Nov 03, 2016 11:59 AM

Jillian Fund holds annual gala at The Venetian in Garfield

This year, Alfred P. Gillio, M.D., co-director, Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC, was honored at the Jillian Fund 3rd annual Gala. Dr. Gillio has been instrumental in the fight against pediatric cancer and continues to dedicate his life to his craft. The main objective of the Jillian Fund is to provide financial support to families with children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses and require critical care.

 
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Nov 02, 2016 03:04 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Receives Generous Support at an Event to Raise Awareness about Breast Cancer Screening

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, was pleased to join EMCOR Group, Inc., mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services, for the eighth annual “Protect Yourself, Get Screened Today” campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer screening.

 
Nov 02, 2016 10:44 AM

Horizon, Nant Health partner for cancer pilot program

A new health pilot program to help cancer patients in New Jersey was announced through a partnership with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Nant Health. Horizon is potentially investing a couple of million dollars into reimbursing the care for roughly 150 patients with previously untreated pancreatic cancer and metastatic breast cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute, Regional Cancer Care Association and University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

 
Nov 01, 2016 10:38 AM

Giants rookies get in Halloween spirit

New York Giants’ rookies dressed up in costumes following practice before visiting children at HackensackUMC. The costumes ranged from bacon and eggs, Popeye to Mr. Incredible.

 
Oct 31, 2016 04:26 PM

Giants Rookies get into Halloween Spirit

New York Giants’ rookies dressed up in costumes following practice before visiting children at HackensackUMC. The costumes ranged from bacon and eggs, Popeye to Mr. Incredible.

 
Oct 28, 2016 10:46 AM

Hospitals crave antibiotic-free meat to reduce threat of superbugs

More hospitals have worked to eliminate antibiotics in the meat they serve in patient meals in an effort to address concerns about the rise of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. HackensackUMC made a strong commitment toward its goal of making its meat servings 100 percent free of antibiotics.

 
Oct 27, 2016 03:46 PM

Emcor Pink Hard Hat event raises $100,000 for breast cancer awareness

Attendees wore Emcor’s signature pink hard hats and assembled into the shape of a ribbon for the call-to-action event, which raised $100,000 from individual donations and contributions.

 
Oct 27, 2016 10:46 AM

Patients reconnect with their saviors

Emergency workers and first responders across Bergen County including paramedics from HackensackUMC had the chance to meet face to face with the patients they helped at a ceremony at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center on Oct. 20.

 
Oct 24, 2016 03:53 PM

HackensackUMC is the First Hospital in New Jersey to Receive the Gold Seal of Approval in Hip Fracture from The Joint Commission

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that it has received a new Gold Seal of Approval for Hip Fracture from The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification program; bringing its total to 25—maintaining the most in the country. It is the first hospital in New Jersey to receive a Gold Seal for a Hip Fracture program.

 
Oct 24, 2016 03:51 PM

HackensackUMC is the Only Hospital in NJ to Receive National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons – Four Years in a Row

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) as one of 60 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. It is the only hospital in New Jersey to receive this recognition four consecutive years.

 
Oct 24, 2016 01:32 PM

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital Hosts Superhero and Princess Halloween Surprise Visit

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, hosted a special visit from a group of superheroes and a princess.

 
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Oct 21, 2016 03:59 PM

HackensackUMC Foundation Receives Generous Gift to Benefit the John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC

The John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is the recipient of a $15,000 donation in the name of Jersey City’s very own New Jersey Grabowskis.

 
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Oct 20, 2016 03:57 PM

HackensackUMC Emergency and Trauma Center Hosts 4th Annual Research Day

The Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, hosted the 4th Annual Research Day.

 
Oct 20, 2016 03:46 PM

Wyckoff Officers Grow 'Beards For Becca'

The clean-shaven Wyckoff police officers are looking a bit scruffier this month. That's because the Wyckoff PBA is in the midst of its “Beards for Becca” campaign to help raise public awareness for pediatric cancer. The officers are helping Rebecca – an 8-year-old Wyckoff girl who is scheduled to undergo her last chemotherapy treatment in November – in her effort to raise money for research and programs for pediatric cancer patients.

 

Woodcliff Lake seniors bene-'fit' from new program

A new program in town aims to improve senior citizens' comfort and safety while driving. Woodcliff Lake Police Department partnered with Hackensack University Medical Center's Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section, Health Awareness Regional Program HARP, AAA, and Teaneck Police Department to hold the borough's first CarFit Program for senior citizens.

 
Oct 20, 2016 03:20 PM

Old Tappan helps pediatric cancer research with 'Day of Gold'

Hearts of gold came together for a Day of Gold in the beginning of October to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The school district raised $2,174 on Oct. 7 for a "Day of Gold," during which students and faculty were encouraged to bring in a few dollars to help raise money for Josephine's Garden Fund, which helps pediatric cancer research by supporting the Josephine Elle Hartung-Rispoli research lab.

 
Oct 19, 2016 03:55 PM

Hospitals pleased with partnership benefiting special needs students

Three hospitals in the state, along with Bergen County, have partnered with Project SEARCH to give students with special needs and disabilities a chance to have an internship and apply skills obtained to a real-world job. Project SEARCH originated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1996 and has since been introduced to other health providers around the country. This is the first time hospitals in New Jersey are participating.

 
Oct 18, 2016 04:29 PM

Eighth Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Gathers Cancer Survivors, Patients and Families at MetLife Stadium Hosted by John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC

The John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) celebrated with nearly 4,000 cancer survivors, patients, families and supporters at the Eighth Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event on Sunday, October 9.

 
Oct 18, 2016 03:30 PM

Walk to Remember

HackensackUMC continued its tradition of “walking to remember the steps you’ll never take” during the annual Walk to Remember. The event began with a memorial service, which consisted of songs and readings by parents, families and health care team members. Families also lit candles to honor the memory of babies who have died as a result of pregnancy loss and newborn death. A short walk also took place around the medical center campus to “Memorial Hill,” where families hung wind chimes made out o​

 
Oct 17, 2016 04:27 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center First in State to Perform New Procedure to Treat Obesity

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is the first hospital in New Jersey to implant the vBloc® Therapy for the treatment of obesity.

 
Oct 17, 2016 03:57 PM

Garrett, Pecora participate in Regenerative Medicine conference at the Vatican. Yes, the Vatican.

Dr. Andrew Pecora, chief innovations officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, and Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO Robert C. Garrett were invited to a special four-day event at The Vatican earlier this year. The Regenerative Medicine international conference focuses on scientific advancements “with a particular focus on adult stem cell therapies and the interconnection between research, faith, ethics and culture.”

 
Oct 17, 2016 03:55 PM

Dietitians/HackensackUMC help patients navigate the aisles of good health

Certain patients from HackensackUMC whose doctors have determined need guidance in nutrition and healthy food choices are connected with one of ShopRite’s staff dietitians. After an initial meeting in which the dietitian reviews the patient’s medical history and dietary needs, both take a walk-through ShopRite - lasting about an hour.

 
Oct 17, 2016 03:53 PM

Project SEARCH Internship Program for High School Students with Disabilities

Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and Freeholder Vice Chair Tracy Zur last week joined with hospital executives and representatives from Hackensack University Medical Center, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Bergen County Workforce Development Board, The Arc of Bergen & Passaic, North Jersey Friendship House, and the Bergen County Special Services School District to highlight Project SEARCH.

 
Oct 17, 2016 03:52 PM

2016 HackensackUMC Foundation Gala

The HackensackUMC Foundation held its annual Recognition Gala at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in New York City on Saturday, October 15. The evening featured a performance by the legendary musician, Sting, and raised more than $4 million for Pediatric Cancer Research and the Regenerative Medicine Institute at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health.

 
Oct 16, 2016 03:39 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Walk to Remember 2016

HackensackUMC continued its tradition of “walking to remember the steps you’ll never take” during the annual Walk to Remember.

 
Oct 16, 2016 03:29 PM

HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and here at OMJ we’re chronicling lots of the social events happening in the local Bergen and Hudson County areas! On Saturday, HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Center, powered by the Giants, held a Zumbathon as a fun way to get in shape while also bringing attention to the importance of women’s health.

 
Oct 14, 2016 03:52 PM

Modell's tackles children's cancer

Modell’s Sporting Goods donated $90,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer at the New York Giants football game on Sunday, Sept. 25. The donation was raised from a fundraiser in Modell’s stores for Tackle Kids Cancer supporting the Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC.

 
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Oct 14, 2016 11:09 AM

Real Housewives of NJ Stars Visit Beyond Spa at HackensackUMC

The team at Beyond Spa at HackensackUMC welcomed Real Housewives of New Jersey stars, Dolores Catania and Siggy Flicker.

 
Oct 13, 2016 03:54 PM

Project Search helps young people with disabilities gain work experience

Project Search program, launched in September at HackensackUMC, aims to help young people with physical and other disabilities gain work experience. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development spent $250,000 on four Project SEARCH programs — the two in Bergen County, in addition to one in Union and another in Camden, said Aaron R. Fichtner, the department’s acting director.

 
Oct 13, 2016 12:38 PM

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There is a new kind of scan to tell if prostate cancer has spread or returned.

 
Oct 12, 2016 11:28 AM

Thanks To New PET Scan, Doctors Can Catch Recurring Cancer Earlier Than Ever

Michael Stifelman, M.D., chairman of the Department of Urology and David Panush, M.D., director of Nuclear Medicine & Neuroradiology at HackensackUMC were interviewed for a story about a new kind of scan to detect cancer at its earliest stages and determine if prostate cancer has spread or returned.

 
Oct 11, 2016 01:04 PM

Recent Event Brings Together Cancer Survivors, Patients, Caregivers and Medical Staff - See more at: http://www.curetoday.com/articles/recent-event-brings-together-cancer-survivors-patients-caregivers-and-medical-staff#sthash.Evr1WGba.dpuf

When James Georgia was taking care of his father who had lymphoma in the 1980s, he swore that he would never undergo standard cancer treatment. - See more at: http://www.curetoday.com/articles/recent-event-brings-together-cancer-survivors-patients-caregivers-and-medical-staff#sthash.Evr1WGba.dpuf​

 
Oct 11, 2016 11:26 AM

HUMC Celebrating Life and Liberty

Pictures from the eighth annual “Celebrating Life and Liberty” event, sponsored by the John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC show cancer survivors, their loved ones and the professionals who care for them celebrating at MetLife stadium.

 
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Oct 09, 2016 03:41 PM

Eighth Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Gathers Cancer Survivors, Patients and Families at MetLife Stadium - Hosted by John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

The John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) celebrated with nearly 4,000 cancer survivors, patients, families and supporters at the Eighth Annual Celebrating Life and Liberty Event on Sunday, October 9.

 
Oct 09, 2016 01:10 PM

4,000 survivors, family members and professionals celebrate victories over cancer at MetLife Stadium

Denise England underwent eight painful years of treatment for a rare form of leukemia, but nothing worked....​

 
Oct 09, 2016 12:36 PM

4,000 survivors, family members and professionals celebrate victories over cancer at MetLife Stadium

Dennis Turner with his wife and breast cancer survivor Debbie Turner at the “Celebrating Life and Liberty” event Sunday, October 9, 2016, hosted by HackensackUMC’s John Theurer Cancer Center at MetLife Stadium. Last week, Turner celebrated being cancer-free for five years.

 
Oct 09, 2016 11:27 AM

Hundreds brave rain to attend event to honor cancer patients, caregivers

Andre Goy, M.D., chairman and director at the John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC, said he wanted to create an event that would "celebrate their journey" after he treated a patient with aggressive lymphoma. The event was launched eight years ago at Liberty State Park with approximately 700 attending.​

 
Oct 09, 2016 11:23 AM

Pretty in pink?

Dressed in pink T-shirts and pink hard hats, construction workers from Meadowlands Fire Protection Corp (a division of EMCOR/F&G Mechanical) along with HackensackUMC team members, public officials, and others gathered in the Newport Green Park development in Jersey City on Sept. 29, a call to action to help fight breast cancer.

 
Oct 09, 2016 11:22 AM

Students Wear Gold, Raise Money To Help Pediatric Cancer Patients

Students at Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School wore yellow and gold to show their support of those battling pediatric cancer. The school community raised $325 for the Children's Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC.

 
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Oct 07, 2016 03:53 PM

The Shops at Riverside and the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Present Fashion for Philanthropy to Benefit Pediatric Research

The Shops at Riverside, a Simon Mall, presented Fashion for Philanthropy, an evening reception featuring a runway show presenting this season’s top trends from Bloomingdale's, L.K.Bennett, Zilli Menswear and Brooks Brothers Men & Women. The event raised more than $100,000 for pediatric research at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health.

 
Oct 07, 2016 03:46 PM

HackensackUMC First in State to Perform New Procedure to Treat Obesity

vBloc® Neurometabolic Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity, First New Medical Device Approved for Obesity in More than a Decade

 
Oct 07, 2016 11:21 AM

Ex-Giants star: Eli Manning shows 'it's still his team' with Odell Beckham comments

Antonio Pierce, former Giants linebacker, spoke at the charity dinner on behalf of HackensackUMC, which has a long-standing relationship with the Giants. The annual event raised more than $1.9 million over the years with $250,000 benefitting HackensackUMC.

 
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Oct 06, 2016 04:44 PM

HackensackUMC Foundation Holds 16th Annual Charity Run and Motorcycle Raffle

On September 10, under beautiful, sunny skies, hundreds of bikers lined up at Ross Dock in Fort Lee, NJ to take part in the annual Charity Run and Motorcycle Raffle, sponsored by Joseph M. Sanzari of Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc.

 
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Oct 06, 2016 03:58 PM

BVMI Celebrates HackensackUMC Radiology Department at 2016 Gala

The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) honored Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HackensackUMC) Department of Radiology with a Community Leadership Award at its 7th Anniversary Gala.

 
Oct 06, 2016 01:14 PM

BVMI Celebrates Hackensack University Medical Center Radiology Department at Annual Gala

The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) honored Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HackensackUMC) Department of Radiology with a Community Leadership Award at its 7th Anniversary Gala.

 
Oct 06, 2016 11:24 AM

BVMI Celebrates HackensackUMC Radiology Department at Annual Gala

The Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) honored HackensackUMC Department of Radiology with a Community Leadership Award at its 7th Anniversary Gala. BVMI provides free primary medical care to Bergen County adults who work, but cannot afford health insurance.

 
Oct 06, 2016 11:19 AM

8th Annual Celebrating Life & Liberty Event Hosted by John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

To both honor, celebrate and support patients with cancer, Dr. Andre Goy of the John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC created the Celebrating Life & Liberty event, a day that gives patients and families an opportunity to come together and celebrate their journeys, and offer one another hope and support. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, October 9 at MetLife Stadium beginning at 11 a.m.

 
Oct 06, 2016 10:46 AM

HUMC Partners With Police, AAA For Senior 'CarFit' Program

Seniors in Woodcliff Lake are better suited for their vehicles, thanks to a partnership between area police departments and other organizations. The Teaneck and Woodcliff Lake police departments — along with HackensackUMC’s Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section, Health Awareness Regional Program and AAA — hosted Woodcliff Lake's first CarFit program for seniors earlier this month.​

 
Oct 05, 2016 11:15 AM

Local Police Growing Beards To Help Girl, 8, Battle Cancer

In September 2014, an 8-year-old Wyckoff resident named Becca was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer. Her chemotherapy is scheduled to end this November. Becca and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, her favorite football player, have launched Eli's Challenge to try and raise $100,000 for Tackle Kids Cancer, an initiative created by The Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer patients.

 
Oct 05, 2016 11:03 AM

Dr. Manny: Fathers should never be penalized for being involved in childbirth

Manny Alvarez, M.D., serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the department of obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive science at HackensackUMC. In this article, Dr. Manny Alvarez addresses role of fathers in the childbirth process.

 
Oct 03, 2016 11:10 AM

Teaneck Student Safety Will Be Stressed At Demonstration, Assembly Thursday

Students from Hawthorne Elementary will attend a demonstration Wednesday designed to teach them about safely walking to school. Staff from HackensackUMC and volunteers with Safe Kids Bergen County will host the International Walk This Way program. Safe Kids Worldwide created the program to teach children safe behavior, including how to walk to school safely.

 
Oct 03, 2016 11:07 AM

Saddle River Paraplegic Inspires TED Audiences With Survival Story

Ron Gold of Saddle River, the paraplegic founder of the home care company Lean On We and a former HackensackUMC patient, recently delivered a TEDx talk at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.​

 

MidJersey Boasts High-Ranking Hospitals

The October issue of MIDJersey Business magazine, a publication of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, promoted seven area facilities that made the list as high-ranking in U.S. News & World Report. It highlighted that HackensackUMC clinched the top spot on the list, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is ranked #4 and Ocean Medical Center ranked #8.

 
Sep 30, 2016 11:17 AM

Train crash tests Hoboken University Medical Center's readiness

Hackensack University Medical Center received 13 walk-ins with aches, pains and minor bruises, and one with more severe injuries from the recent Hoboken train crash. All have been discharged, said Joseph Feldman, M.D., the hospital's chairman of emergency services.

 
Sep 30, 2016 11:16 AM

16 hurt in Hoboken Terminal train crash still hospitalized, 2 in intensive care

Hackensack University Medical Center saw 13 walk-in patients after the Hoboken train crash. All were treated and released.

 
Sep 30, 2016 11:13 AM

The power of pink: Emcor/F&G workers help raise $100K for breast cancer awareness

Emcor/F&G Mechanical employees led a diverse group of people in donning pink hard hats for a special photo opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer. Some 350 people, from Emcor and its sprinkler division Meadowlands Fire Protection Corp., as well as Newport Associates Development and its newest building The Ellipse, and HackensackUMC formed a large pink ribbon at the Newport Green in Downtown Jersey City.

 
Sep 30, 2016 11:12 AM

Reunion at HackensackUMC

HackensackUMC recently hosted the Neofest celebration, a reunion for families of babies who were patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.​

 
Sep 29, 2016 11:29 AM

Panel debates special interests' influence on health care

Reading labels and fine print is increasingly a common practice, but it still isn't enough to keep special interests out of the medical field. Professionals continue to wade through study upon study and try to determine the validity of research that can potentially save their patients’ lives. A number of medical professionals at HackensackUMC, as well as guest speakers, gathered together to discuss this topic at the 20th Biomedical Ethics Symposium on Tuesday evening.

 
Sep 28, 2016 11:40 AM

Dr Manny How to achieve a healthy pregnancy with celiac disease

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at HackensackUMC. In this blog, Dr. Alvarez talks about celiac disease and how it may be linked to higher chances of pregnancy-related complications.

 
Sep 26, 2016 11:00 AM

Hackensack Meridian Health Named ACO to Know

Becker's Hospital Review has named Hackensack Meridian Health to the 2016 edition of its list of 100 ACOs to Know which features standout accountable care organizations from around the country. Hackensack Meridian Health was named to the list thanks its strong portfolio of accountable care organizations (ACO) which boast some of the strongest quality scores in the nation.

 
Sep 26, 2016 10:50 AM

Fashion for Philanthropy benefiting Sanzari Childrens Hospital

The Shops at Riverside, a Simon Mall, recently presented Fashion for Philanthropy, an evening reception that featured a runway show of this season’s top trends. Proceeds for this exclusive fall fashion event benefited Pediatric Research at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
Sep 22, 2016 04:45 PM

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center® at HackensackUMC publishes landmark paper on The Growing Pediatric Health Gap: Environmental Injustice Threatens Our Future

Deirdre Imus, president and founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center® at HackensackUMC, and Lawrence Rosen, M.D., the Center’s medical advisor, pediatrician and founder of the Whole Child Center, have co-authored a landmark paper entitled The Growing Pediatric Health Gap: Environmental Injustice Threatens Our Future, which was recently published in EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, a leading interdisciplinary publication in the field of integrative medicine.

 
Sep 21, 2016 01:19 PM

The Shops at Riverside and HackensackUMC Foundation Present Fashion for Philanthropy to Benefit Pediatric Research

The Shops at Riverside, a Simon Mall, presents Fashion for Philanthropy, an evening reception featuring a runway show presenting this season’s top trends. Proceeds for this exclusive fall fashion event will benefit Pediatric Research at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.

 
Sep 21, 2016 10:41 AM

CMS Value Model Doesn't Do It All

Addressing the value changes that CMS is mandating takes enormous planning and study. Many oncology practices are grappling with the new programs that the government payer has asked them to adopt. - See more at: http://www.onclive.com/publications/oncology-business-news/2016/september-2016/cms-value-model-doesnt-do-it-all#sthash.BIfaOiIi.dpuf​

 
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Sep 20, 2016 04:38 PM

HackensackUMC Hosts CarFit Training for Seniors in Partnership with AAA, Teaneck and Woodcliff Lake Police Departments

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section, Health Awareness Regional Program (HARP), AAA, Teaneck Police Department and Woodcliff Lake Police Department partnered together to host Woodcliff Lake’s first CarFit Program for senior citizens earlier this month.

 
Sep 20, 2016 10:32 AM

Teaneck Police Help Senior Citizens Stay Safe Driving

Officers partner with Hackensack University Medical Center for CarFit program.

 
Sep 20, 2016 10:29 AM

HackensackUMC Hosts CarFit Training for Seniors in Partnership with AAA, Teaneck and Woodcliff Lake Police Departments

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section, Health Awareness Regional Program (HARP), AAA, Teaneck Police Department and Woodcliff Lake Police Department partnered together to host Woodcliff Lake’s first CarFit Program for senior citizens earlier this month.

 
Sep 19, 2016 10:37 AM

HackensackUMC's Tackle Kids Cancer Launches Eli’s Challenge

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and New York Football Giants are proud to announce the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Eli’s Challenge, as part of its successful Tackle Kids Cancer initiative.

 
Sep 18, 2016 10:35 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center party honors survivors of cancer

The Tomorrows Children’s Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center has a special meaning for Lynn Hoffman, beyond the fact that she founded it in 1982 as a way to help young cancer patients and their families.

 
Sep 16, 2016 04:50 PM

WMBC-TV: Meningitis

Julia Piwoz, MD, chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC speaks to Melissa Estock of WMBC News about Meningitis. She discusses signs, symptoms and making sure children are vaccinated.

 
Sep 16, 2016 10:45 AM

PLAYMOBIL Playroom Dedicated at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, together with PLAYMOBIL, a leading toy manufacturer since 1974, held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony today to dedicate the new PLAYMOBIL Playroom.

 
Sep 16, 2016 10:39 AM

HackensackUMC and John Theurer Cancer Center Named National Pancreas Foundation Center

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) have been designated a National Pancreas Foundation Center for the treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer (NPF Center) by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

 
Sep 15, 2016 04:48 PM

Playmobil Playroom Dedication

WMBC reports the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, together with PLAYMOBIL, a leading toy manufacturer since 1974, held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony today to dedicate the new PLAYMOBIL Playroom.

 
Sep 15, 2016 04:34 PM

Fios 1 News: New play area for pediatric patients unveiled at Hackensack University Medical Center

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, together with PLAYMOBIL, a leading toy manufacturer, held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new PLAYMOBIL Playroom.

 
Sep 15, 2016 04:29 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Zika Virus

New Jersey has reported 127 cases of the Zika virus, an increase of 30 from nearly a month ago. The state Health Department said all of the cases were travel-related.

 
Sep 15, 2016 03:24 PM

Zika Virus

New Jersey has reported 127 cases of the Zika virus, an increase of 30 from nearly a month ago. The state Health Department said all of the cases were travel-related. Bergen County reported 25 Zika cases and Passaic County reported 21 cases. The two counties have the highest number of cases in the state. Julia A. Piwoz, M.D., chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC, discusses precautions that travelers should take.

 
Sep 15, 2016 02:53 PM

New play area for pediatric patients unveiled at Hackensack University Medical Center

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, together with PLAYMOBIL, a leading toy manufacturer, held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new PLAYMOBIL Playroom. The playroom, dedicated to pediatric patients, is fully equipped with playsets, a life-sized PLAYMOBIL character and themed backdrops from PLAYMOBIL.

 
Sep 15, 2016 01:56 PM

Morning eHealth

The College of Health Information Management Executives’ board election concluded, with the association announcing the winners: Cynthia Peterson, CIO of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif. hospital; Marc Chasin, CIO of St. Luke’s Health System in Oregon and Idaho; and Shafiq Rab, CIO of HackensackUMC.​

 
Sep 15, 2016 12:06 PM

Playmobil Playroom Dedicated at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, and Playmobil USA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the hospital’s new Playmobil Playroom.

 
Sep 15, 2016 10:23 AM

HackensackUMC holds 2016 A.I.R. Express golf outing

Hackensack University Medical Center hosted its annual A.I.R. Express Golf Outing at Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly on Monday, supporting the A.I.R. (Asthma Information and Relief) Express Mobile Care Unit.

 
Sep 15, 2016 10:15 AM

HackensackUMC Golf Outing

HackensackUMC recently hosted a golf outing. BC The Mag shared photos of the event on their website.​

 
Sep 14, 2016 04:34 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Delivers Software-driven Healthcare With Assist From Persistent Systems

CIO and Industry Visionary Dr. Rab Utilizes Big Data and Mobile Apps to Deliver Exceptional Patient Experience

 
Sep 14, 2016 04:32 PM

HackensackUMC First in State to Perform New Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The Radiology Department at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is the first hospital in the state of New Jersey, and one of only a few sites nationwide, to perform a revolutionary new procedure to detect recurrent prostate cancer using a radioisotope called C-11 Choline. This new and exciting procedure is the epitome of innovative medicine.

 
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Sep 14, 2016 11:56 AM

PLAYMOBIL Playroom Dedicated at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, together with PLAYMOBIL, a leading toy manufacturer since 1974, held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony today to dedicate the new PLAYMOBIL Playroom. The playroom, dedicated to pediatric patients, is fully equipped with playsets, a life-sized PLAYMOBIL character and themed backdrops from PLAYMOBIL.

 
 
Sep 14, 2016 10:02 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center and John Theurer Cancer Center Named National Pancreas Foundation Center for the Treatment and Care of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, and John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) have been designated a National Pancreas Foundation Center for the treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer (NPF Center) by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

 
Sep 13, 2016 04:29 PM

Tackle Kids Cancer Launches Eli’s Challenge

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and New York Football Giants are proud to announce the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Eli’s Challenge, as part of its successful Tackle Kids Cancer initiative. Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning has pledged to match grassroots donations to Tackle Kids Cancer, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000.

 
Sep 13, 2016 04:28 PM

Two Hackensack Meridian Health Hospital Presidents are Named Among the 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of its hospital presidents have been named to the “110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems” list by Becker’s Hospital Review: Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., president of Hackensack University Medical Center; and Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

 
Sep 13, 2016 02:39 PM

What experts are doing to safeguard their institutions’ data

In recent months, an onslaught of ransomware attacks has been directed against health care institutions. In June, Health Data Management hosted an executive roundtable to discuss how hospitals and other health care providers are coping with this threat. Maria Suarez, chief information security officer for HackensackUMC, participated.

 
Sep 13, 2016 02:13 PM

Eli Manning to Match Donations For Tackle Kids Cancer

The Tackle Kids Cancer fundraiser by the HackensackUMC Foundation and New York Football Giants have just put another player into the game, a 2x MVP Super Bowl winning quarterback. With the newest addition to the Tackle Kids Cancer fundraiser, “Eli’s Challenge,” current Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning, pledged to match grassroots donations to the Tackle Kids Cancer up to $100,000.

 
Sep 12, 2016 04:12 PM

Caroline Fund runs race for research 2016

CALDWELL – More than 700 runners went through their paces at the third annual Caroline Fund 5K Race on Saturday, Sept. 10, in launched from St. Aloysius, raised money for cancer research in honor of Caroline Vandemark.

 
Sep 11, 2016 02:27 PM

Caroline Fund runs race for research

More than 700 runners participated in the third annual Caroline Fund 5K Race and raised money for cancer research in honor of Caroline Vandemark. Vandemark succumbed to a brain tumor in 2013. The run – or walk, for some – aimed to raise money for a brain and spine tumor research group at the John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC.

 
Sep 10, 2016 04:41 PM

PHOTOS: HackensackUMC Charity Run Makes Freedom Tower Stop

The 350 riders who took off from Ross Dock in Fort Lee had one very important stop to make: the Freedom Tower.

 
Sep 10, 2016 04:38 PM

HackensackUMC Foundation holds 16th annual Charity Run and Motorcycle Raffle

HackensackUMC Foundation hosted its 16th Annual Charity Run and Motorcycle Raffle at Ross Dock in Fort Lee on Saturday. The event featured breakfast, a motorcycle run, food, family fun and live music. Proceeds from the event benefited the Center for Behavioral Health and Medicine at HackensackUMC.

 
Sep 09, 2016 03:34 PM

Fitch Upgrades Hackensack University Med Center, NJ's Revs to 'A'; Outlook Revised to Positive

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following revenue bonds issued on behalf of HackensackUMC (Hackensack) to 'A' from 'A-': The Rating Outlook is revised to Positive from Stable.

 
Sep 09, 2016 02:47 PM

Dr. Manny: Congress' inaction on Zika funding is sending the wrong message to Americans

Dr. Manny Alvarez serves as Fox News Channel's senior managing health editor. He also serves as chairman of the department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Science at HackensackUMC. In this segment, Dr. Alvarez discusses Congress’ inaction on funding efforts to combat the Zika virus.

 
Sep 09, 2016 01:10 PM

Moody’s makes positive upgrade to HackensackUMC

Hackensack Meridian Health reports that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term rating on HackensackUMC to A2 from A3. The outlook remains positive. Moody’s report indicated that the synergies that will be realized over time as a result of the recent merger will outpace the costs to capture anticipated efficiencies and continue to position the rating for upward movement.

 
Sep 09, 2016 11:31 AM

Fitch Upgrades HackensackUMC, NJ's Revs to 'A'; Outlook Revised to Positive

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following revenue bonds issued on behalf of Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack) to 'A' from 'A-':

 
Sep 09, 2016 11:29 AM

Moody’s makes positive upgrade to HackensackUMC

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to report that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term rating on Hackensack University Medical Center to A2 from A3. The outlook remains positive.

 
Sep 08, 2016 04:19 PM

Dr. Manny: American citizenship should not be for sale

I know that immigrants built this country, and that today our society is the product of many different cultural influences coming together to create the American way of life.

 
Sep 08, 2016 04:18 PM

Third Annual Caroline Fund Expected to Attract More Runners Than Ever in Caldwell

Last year, nearly 800 runners and more than 100 volunteers helped the Caroline Fund raise $100,000 toward brain and spine tumor research being performed by Caldwell resident Caroline Vandemark’s surgeons at HackensackUMC.

 
Sep 06, 2016 04:00 PM

Millions of dollars returned to N.J. doctors, hospitals for cost-saving care

Millions of dollars is flowing back to doctors and hospitals from two of the largest health-care payers in the state as incentive payments for providing timely, quality care that saved money last year.​

 
Sep 04, 2016 04:28 PM

Horses bring hope and healing to young cancer patients

In New Jersey, a little girl who has been battling cancer is starting third-grade this week, after she couldn’t go to school last year.

 
Sep 03, 2016 04:15 PM

Medical providers try Uber and Lyft for patients with few transportation options

Edith Stowe, 83, waited patiently on a recent afternoon at the bus stop outside MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. It has become routine for her, but that doesn't make it any easier.

 
Sep 01, 2016 04:14 PM

Healthy Partnership: How Stevens Is Teaming Up with One of the NYC Metro Region’s Top Hospitals

HackensackUMC looms large in the tristate area’s medical landscape.

 
Sep 01, 2016 04:11 PM

HackensackAlliance ACO at Hackensack University Medical Center

Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

 
Sep 01, 2016 12:04 PM

HackensackAlliance ACO at Hackensack University Medical Center: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

HACKENSACK, N.J., September 1, 2016 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations continue to make significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while achieving cost savings.

 
Aug 26, 2016 04:12 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) Calls on Food Producers, Manufacturers to Provide Sustainable Meat and Poultry to the Health Care Industry

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, joined health systems across the country this week in calling on food producers and manufacturers to provide sustainable meat and poultry for the health care industry.

 
Aug 24, 2016 03:01 PM

HackensackUMC among the Great Oncology Programs – 5 Years in a Row

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce it has been named among the “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

 
Aug 22, 2016 05:01 PM

Moody’s Makes Positive Upgrade to Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to report that Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the long-term rating on Hackensack University Medical Center to A2 from A3. The outlook remains positive.

 
Aug 22, 2016 04:30 PM

WFRV: Laser Surgery to Treat Epilepsy

Three million Americans have epilepsy, a disorder that causes unexpected seizures. When the condition can't be controlled by medication, brain surgery is sometimes an option.

 
Aug 20, 2016 12:31 PM

Sustainability and Fiscal Sensibility

In this article, Karl Blomack, vice president of supply chain decision support, business intelligence, distribution, receiving and charge master at HackensackUMC talks about hospital budgets and sustainability.​

 
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Aug 19, 2016 02:57 PM

Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Deliver Gestures of Hope to Pediatric Cancer Patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

Subaru of America and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have partnered to provide support to patients and their families as a part of “Subaru Loves to Care.” Consumers who visited Liberty Subaru in Emerson and Hudson Subaru in Jersey City throughout the month of June completed “care cards,” messages of hope and support.

 
Aug 19, 2016 09:30 AM

Mahwah's 'Pony Power' Aids Young Hospital Patients

A Hackensack hospital is connecting a new group of young patients and their families with the benefits of Pony Power Therapies in Mahwah.

 
Aug 18, 2016 03:07 PM

WABC-TV: Pony Power Therapies

In what has become an annual highlight of summer, HackensackUMC is connecting pediatric patients and their families with the benefits of Pony Power Therapies.

 
Aug 18, 2016 03:05 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Pony Power Therapies

In what has become an annual highlight of summer, HackensackUMC is connecting pediatric patients and their families with the benefits of Pony Power Therapies.

 
Aug 18, 2016 09:35 AM

Medical providers try Uber, Lyft for patients with few transportation options

Edith Stowe, 83, waited patiently on a recent afternoon at the bus stop outside MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. It’s become routine for her, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

 
Aug 18, 2016 09:34 AM

Photos: Pony Power Therapies

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is connecting a new group of young patients and their families with the benefits of Pony Power Therapies. Pony Power, a nonprofit organization in Mahwah, provides therapeutic riding and other horse-assisted activities.

 
Aug 17, 2016 12:16 PM

HackensackUMC, Columbia medical center team up on liver care

Hackensack University Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center are officially working together to provide better treatment options for liver care in New Jersey.

 
Aug 16, 2016 12:13 PM

How hospitals are working with Uber to get patients to appointments

Hospitals and health systems across the nation are partnering with Uber to ensure their patients safely make it to appointments on time, a recent Atlantic article reports.

 
Aug 15, 2016 04:28 PM

Hospital ICUs loosen visitation restrictions for friends and family

In an episode of the classic TV series “The Golden Girls,” Rose is hospitalized after collapsing from a sudden heart attack. Dorothy and Blanche beg to visit their housemate and dear friend before she is wheeled in for triple bypass surgery. But the nursing supervisor is stern, and clear: Family ONLY.​

 
Aug 15, 2016 12:45 PM

Schwartz: Red Bulls’ Robles Helping In Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

The Red Bulls have partnered with HackensackUMC to launch the “Tackle Kids Cancer” campaign, and Robles is the official spokesperson for the initiative. Robles will donate $100 for every save he makes during the campaign, and the Red Bulls will match that for a total of $200 per save.

 
Aug 14, 2016 04:30 PM

Road Warrior: Ringwood brain-injury survivor thanks his rescuers

Police and rescue workers were certain that the man lying crumpled on the road would not survive.

 
Aug 12, 2016 04:29 PM

Ridgewood Girl Writes Book To Help Other Kids With Chronic Illness

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Living with a severe lung disorder inspired 9-year-old Chloe Fernandez of Ridgewood to write a book that will help other kids with the disease.

 
Aug 12, 2016 12:23 PM

HackensackUMC - Columbia University Medical Center Collaborate to Provide Liver Care and Transplantation Services for Patients

A new agreement between Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, and Columbia University Medical Center's (CUMC) Division of Liver Disease and Transplantation, will provide patients in New Jersey greater access to the latest innovations and treatment options in liver care.

 
Aug 12, 2016 12:22 PM

Columbia University Medical Center Collaborate to Provide Liver Care and Transplantation Services

new agreement between Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, and Columbia University Medical Center’s (CUMC) Division of Liver Disease and Transplantation, will provide patients in New Jersey greater access to the latest innovations and treatment options in liver care.

 
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Aug 11, 2016 04:47 PM

HackensackUMC - Columbia University Medical Center Collaborate to Provide Liver Care and Transplantation Services for Patients in New Jersey and New York

A new agreement between Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, and Columbia University Medical Center’s (CUMC) Division of Liver Disease and Transplantation, will provide patients in New Jersey greater access to the latest innovations and treatment options in liver care.

 
Aug 10, 2016 04:23 PM

Dr. Manny: The battle against Zika does not end with microcephaly

We now know about the dangers of the Zika virus and the effect this infection can have on a developing fetus, but by no means should we consider ourselves well versed.

 
Aug 06, 2016 04:21 PM

Fox New Channel: Zika

Manuel Alvarez, M.D., chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at HackensackUMC discusses the Zika virus and why pregnant women should be concerned.

 
Aug 06, 2016 04:20 PM

Too Hot For Christmas? Hackensack Hospital Says Otherwise

Members of the New Jersey Police Honor Legion recently celebrated Christmas with patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
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Aug 05, 2016 10:55 AM

Bergen County High Schools Rewarded for Seatbelt Usage in 13th Annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge

The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of the Department of Surgery at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, recently hosted the 13th Annual Spring “High School Traffic Safety Challenge” seatbelt program awards ceremony.

 
Aug 04, 2016 11:29 AM

Township of Washington resident completes summer program at hospital

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC celebrated the 2016 Alice and Marvin Gottlieb Summer Scholars and 2016 Summer Volunteers in Pediatric Clinical Research.

 
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Aug 04, 2016 10:59 AM

John Theurer Cancer Center Receives Donation from AV Hero Fund

On June 13, the AV Hero Fund, created to honor the memory of Angelo Vayas, held its inaugural golf outing at the Maplewood Country Club. A portion of the proceeds was recently presented to the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health.

 
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Aug 02, 2016 04:40 PM

HackensackUMC Patients and Family Members Enjoy Star-Studded Roc Nation Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game

Hackensack University Medical Center patient families enjoyed a star-studded night out at the Roc Nation Summer Classic charity basketball game, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on July 21.

 
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AirMed One Receives Full Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems

Hackensack Meridian Health’s helicopter, AirMed One, was awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) on April 7, 2016.

 
Aug 02, 2016 11:37 AM

U.S. News & World Report Names Hackensack Meridian Health Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metro Area and HackensackUMC is once again ranked #1 in New Jersey and #4 in the New York metro area.

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and Ocean Medical Center, Brick, all members of Hackensack Meridian Health, have been recognized as three of the best hospitals for 2016-2017 in New Jersey and the New York metro area by U.S. News & World Report.

 
Aug 02, 2016 11:31 AM

HackensackUMC once again tops U.S. News' ranking of N.J. hospitals

U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of New Jersey hospitals, both within the state and compared with others in the New York metro area.

 
Aug 02, 2016 11:27 AM

No evidence that flossing does any good? Some North Jersey dentists laugh

Some dentists laughed and others seemed incredulous when they heard on Tuesday that the federal government said this week that there was no hard evidence that flossing, a staple of oral health long accepted as gospel, does any good. “

 
Aug 02, 2016 10:22 AM

HackensackUMC Earns the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that it has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

 

U.S. News & World Report Names Hackensack Meridian Health Among Best in New Jersey and New York Metro Area

Hackensack University Medical Center ranked #1 in New Jersey. Hackensack, Neptune & Brick, NJ – August 2, 2016 – Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and Ocean Medical Center, Brick, all members of Hackensack Meridian Health, have been recognized as three of the best hospitals for 2016-2017 in New Jersey and the New York metro area by U.S. News & World Report.

 
Aug 01, 2016 11:27 AM

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC would like to congratulate the 2016 Alice and Marvin Gottlieb Summer Scholars and 2016 Summer Volunteers in Pediatric Clinical Research

The Summer Scholars Program allows the students to explore various aspects of the health care profession while gaining first-hand knowledge about the roles and responsibilities of clinical team members, administrative personnel, support services and the latest technological advances in the delivery of health care services.

 
Aug 01, 2016 11:17 AM

Electronic Medical Records Revolution

Thanks to the latest advancements in electronic medical records (EMRs), the state’s doctors and hospitals have been able to continue to provide more efficient healthcare delivery throughout a patient’s entire continuum of care.

 
Aug 01, 2016 11:16 AM

HackensackUMC was named the Provider of the Year

HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored as a GHXcellence Award winner at the 2016 Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet held recently in Austin, Texas.

 
Jul 29, 2016 05:16 PM

Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings Makes Positive Upgrades to Hackensack Meridian Health Entities

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to report that Standard & Poor's Global Ratings has made several positive upgrades to the bond ratings of Hackensack Meridian Health entities.

 
Jul 29, 2016 04:18 PM

ACR Members Appointed to Key CMS MACRA Committee

Dr. Greg Nicola, a radiologist at HackensackUMC, was recently appointed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Episode Care Groups and Resource Use Measures Clinical Committee.

 

Thousands honor boy killed in boat accident through kindness campaign

A year after 10-year-old Christopher D'Amico Jr. died in a tragic boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, an acts of kindness campaign in his honor has succeeded way beyond expectations, according to his father.​

 
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Jul 29, 2016 03:13 PM

HackensackUMC Holds Graduation Ceremony for Nurses in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program

HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, recently held a Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) RN Fellowship Graduation Ceremony for four registered nurses. The nurses are from 8PE and 8PW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) units.

 
Jul 29, 2016 11:30 AM

Big Data

Dr. Shafiq Rab, M.D., vice president and chief information officer at HackensackUMC reflects on “Big Data” and how it is the window into humanity in the world of healthcare.

 
Jul 28, 2016 03:40 PM

Young patient returning to her childhood

In the four years since she was born, Juliette Valdez has endured a degree of pain and suffering that most people don’t experience in a lifetime, and yet today this bright-eyed little girl hasn’t a care in the world, thanks to the skill and experience of Alfred Gillio, M.D., co-director, Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
Jul 28, 2016 03:39 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health changing the state of health care

Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health officially launched Hackensack Meridian Health on June 21 at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.

 
Jul 28, 2016 03:36 PM

Care and concern help children through difficult medical diagnosis

D r. Burton Appel remembers when he wrote a college letter of recommendation for a patient. Not an uncommon request for most physicians. But this one is particularly noteworthy for Dr. Appel.

 
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Jul 28, 2016 03:31 PM

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, New Jersey Affiliate Selects Rosario Ligresti, M.D. to Serve as Co-Chair of PurpleStride New Jersey

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, New Jersey Affiliate has nominated Rosario Ligresti, M.D., FASGE, chief, Division of Gastroenterology and director, Pancreas Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, to serve as honorary co-chair of PurpleStride New Jersey held on November 13, 2016 at the Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany.

 
Jul 27, 2016 04:05 PM

Paramus Post: HackensackUMC Foundation Hosts 2016 Annual Golf Outing

(PARAMUS, NJ, July 27) More than 300 golfers hit the links recently for the HackensackUMC Foundation 19th Annual Invitational Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.

 
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Jul 27, 2016 02:46 PM

HackensackUMC Foundation Hosts Annual Golf Outing

(PARAMUS, NJ, July 27) More than 300 golfers hit the links recently for the HackensackUMC Foundation 19th Annual Invitational Golf Outing at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. Proceeds from this year’s event, which raised more than $825,000, will benefit the essential research and clinical fellowship programs at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
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Jul 27, 2016 02:44 PM

HackensackUMC Honored at 16th Annual GHXcellence Awards

(HACKENSACK, NJ, July 27) HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored as a GHXcellence Award winner at the 2016 Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) Healthcare Supply Chain Summit awards banquet held recently in Austin, Texas.

 
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Jul 25, 2016 05:18 PM

Patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Celebrate Christmas in July

Members of the New Jersey Police Honor Legion recently celebrated Christmas in July with patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health.

 
Jul 25, 2016 04:08 PM

Reconstructive neobladder surgery an option to using a bag for many cancer patients

Michael Stifelman, M.D., chairman of the Department of Urology at HackensackUMC, describes what makes a patient a good candidate for neobladder reconstruction in this article.

 
Jul 25, 2016 03:51 PM

As immuno-oncology therapies evolve, so will the marketing

Amid the din of drug-pricing tussles, rapid scientific advancements are nurturing individualized anticancer approaches and sharpening the view of cancer's underlying biology

 

CAR-T therapies: the future of cancer care, or an industry pipe dream?

Biopharma is taking steps to personalize cancer care. Cancer immunotherapies, lauded for putting the body's own defense systems to work against cancer cells, have generated widespread excitement.

 
Jul 23, 2016 12:24 PM

Health care facilities put their purchasing power behind earth-friendly materials that offer financial payback and more

Health care organizations can gain a number of returns by investing in sustainable interiors. Green interior design enables facilities to be responsible stewards of environmental health and safety as well as the financial health of an institution; it also correlates the mission of a facility with its materials.

 
Jul 22, 2016 03:58 PM

WGHT Radio: Excessive Heat Watch

Joseph Feldman, M.D., chairman of Emergency Services at HackensackUMC discusses the heat watch and the effects on those most vulnerable to heat related injuries.

 
Jul 21, 2016 02:29 PM

Nutley editorial: Resurrection

"It's a good day," Hoffmann-La Roche Vice President Tom Lyon, head of the Nutley/Clifton campus, told the Sun. It was, indeed.

 
Jul 21, 2016 02:28 PM

Hospital Playroom Will Be Dedicated In Wyckoff Woman's Memory

WYCKOFF, N.J. — A children's room at Hackensack University Medical Center will be dedicated to a former township resident Thursday.

 
Jul 20, 2016 02:26 PM

Holiday Spirit and a Helping Hand

Kayden Kinckle of Englewood is getting a hand from Kevin Kaufman, president of the New Jersey Honor Legion, as part of the police organization’s Christmas in July visit to the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
Jul 20, 2016 02:25 PM

Fios 1 News: Christmas in July

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC hosted the 7th Annual Christmas in July sponsored by the New Jersey Police Honor Legion.

 
Jul 20, 2016 02:20 PM

News 12 NJ: Christmas in July

The 7th Annual Christmas in July celebration, sponsored by the New Jersey Police Honor Legion, was held at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
Jul 20, 2016 02:16 PM

Dr. Manny: Why I'm scared of Pokemon GO

I know that many of you are going to roll your eyes and say “Oh here goes Dr. Manny, the joy stealer who doesn’t want us to have any fun. Stick to medicine doc, and let us play,” but let me tell you why I’m afraid of Pokemon GO. I find the whole craze silly, stupid and even dangerous.

 
Jul 20, 2016 01:43 PM

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital holds 7th annual Christmas in July

The seventh annual Christmas in July celebration, sponsored by the New Jersey Police Honor Legion, took place at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
Jul 18, 2016 02:16 PM

NJBIZ Off The Clock Heart & Vascular Hospital Visit

Members of the Heart & Vascular team at HackensackUMC visited the Hovnanian School in New Milford to instruct students on emergency situations, dialing 911, recognizing signs of a heart attack and learning what to do in an emergency situation.

 
Jul 18, 2016 02:14 PM

Why I Used Uber Instead of an Ambulance

A few weeks ago, I was seriously ill and needed to go to the emergency room. I couldn't make it to the train, so I tried to hail a cab, but was so depleted that my city hustle failed me and another person grabbed it. I decided to Uber. The fact that it was under three minutes away from where I was standing, doing my best not to die in midtown, was its most alluring feature. When the car arrived, I was as calm as possible so as not to panic the driver.

 
Jul 18, 2016 02:11 PM

INNOVATION: HackensackUMC

Infor, a leading provider of business applications, awarded Hackensack University Medical Center with its Excellence in Action Award for Innovation at Inforum 2016. HackensackUMC partnered with Infor to build a real-world implementation that will help support Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) initiatives.

 
Jul 18, 2016 01:52 PM

Smarter Ways to Teach Family Members Medical Skills

More people are taking care of their loved ones at home after surgery and other hospital stays, and are doing procedures such as drawing blood.

 
Jul 15, 2016 04:43 PM

Seton Hall, Hackensack Meridian Health cinch site for new medical school

South Orange, N.J.-based Seton Hall University and Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health in signed a long-term lease agreement to lease 16 acres and two buildings on the former Hoffmann-La Roche biomedical campus to serve as the home of their new health and medical sciences campus.

 
Jul 15, 2016 02:31 PM

Prism Capital Partners Signs Purchase, Sale Agreement for 116-Acre Campus in New Jersey

NUTLEY AND CLIFTON, N.J. — PB Nutclif I LLC, an affiliate of Prism Capital Partners, has signed a purchase and sale agreement with Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. to acquire the pharmaceutical company’s 116-acre former North American headquarters campus in Nutley and Clifton. At the time of the sale, Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall University committed to leasing two major buildings and 16 acres at the property. The buyer plans to make substantial improvements to convert the leased buildings to​

 
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Jul 15, 2016 01:18 PM

HackensackUMC Celebrates Alice and Marvin Gottlieb Summer Scholars

The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC would like to congratulate the 2016 Alice and Marvin Gottlieb Summer Scholars and 2016 Summer Volunteers in Pediatric Clinical Research.

 

Hackensack Meridian Hospitals Earn 2016 Most Wired Designations from Hospitals & Health Networks

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that both of its academic medical centers, including Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center, as well as six of its community hospitals, including Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, were named to the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey.

 
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Dr. Michael Farber Field-side During the Copa America Tournament

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.

 
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Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health Sign Agreement to Lease Former Roche Site for New School of Medicine

Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health announced that the two organizations have signed an agreement for a long-term lease with the real estate development firm Prism Capital Partners to lease 16 acres including two state-of-the-art buildings on the former Hoffmann-La Roche biomedical campus located in Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey, to serve as the home for their new health and medical sciences campus.

 
Jul 14, 2016 04:52 PM

N.J.'s new med school inks deal to move into former Roche plant

A future medical school has signed a deal to build its permanent home on the site of a former biomedical campus in New Jersey.

 
Jul 14, 2016 04:51 PM

Proposed private medical school at ex-Roche site moves a step closer

A future medical school has signed a deal to build its permanent home on the site of a former biomedical campus in New Jersey.

 
Jul 14, 2016 04:49 PM

Proposed private medical school at ex-Roche site moves a step closer

New Jersey’s first private medical school in 50 years moved closer to reality when officials from Hackensack Meridian Health and Seton Hall University signed a lease with developers of the former Hoffmann-LaRoche site in Nutley and Clifton, officials announced Thursday morning.

 
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Jul 14, 2016 01:21 PM

Michael Farber M.D. Field-side During the Copa America Tournament

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.

 
Jul 14, 2016 12:34 PM

Wyckoff's Kyle Tafuri Champions Sustainability Efforts At Bergen Hospital

Kyle Tafuri is one of 30 people in the country honored for his work to further sustainability efforts in corporate America. Tafuri, a Wyckoff resident, was named one of GreenBiz's list of 30 Under 30 emerging young leaders in business sustainability recently. He is the senior sustainability advisor at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at HackensackUMC.

 
Jul 14, 2016 12:28 PM

Seton Hall University(SHU) and Hackensack Meridian Health Sign Agreement to Lease Former Roche Site for New School of Medicine

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seton Hall University and Hackensack Meridian Health announced today that the two organizations have signed an agreement for a long-term lease with the real estate development firm Prism Capital Partners to lease 16 acres including two state-of-the-art buildings on the former Hoffmann-La Roche biomedical campus located in Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey, to serve as the home for their new health and medical sciences campus. The campus will include​

 
Jul 14, 2016 12:27 PM

Former Roche Site Sold: Bloomfield Developer Buys Nutley, Clifton Property

Nutley, NJ – The former Hoffman-La Roche site in Nutley and Clifton has been sold.

 
Jul 14, 2016 12:27 PM

Roche's Clifton, Nutley campus sold; lease signed for medical school

Roche announced Thursday that it will sell its 116-acre campus to PB NutclifI LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Prism Capital Partners LLC.

 
Jul 14, 2016 12:24 PM

Seton Hall-Hackensack med school signs 25-year lease for former pharma campus

The new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine officially signed its 25-year lease Wednesday.​

 
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Jul 11, 2016 01:25 PM

HackensackUMC Holds 26th Annual Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship Awards Ceremony

The Medical and Dental Staff at HackensackUMC recently held the 26th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

 
Jul 07, 2016 02:54 PM

Helping to lift the burden at fundraiser in Englewood

ENGLEWOOD – When 4-year-old Evan Levy of Englewood died from cancer in December 2015, his father and mother wanted to make sure that his positive energy and cheerful demeanor lived on.

 
Jul 05, 2016 02:45 PM

New NJ medical school to stress teamwork among health professionals

New Jersey’s new private medical school won’t start accepting students until at least 2018, but Founding Dean Bonita Stanton is already hard at work in an office on the leady Seton Hall University campus. There are hiring and curriculum decisions to make an of course the complex process of getting accreditation.

 
Jul 02, 2016 02:53 PM

Patients at Hackensack University Medical Center Receive a Patriotic Visit from Dedicated Board Member and Friends

On June 30, Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, vice chairwoman of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, along with a group of dear friends dressed to celebrate the Fourth of July, visited patients at HackensackUMC to honor this special occasion.

 
Jul 01, 2016 02:46 PM

Mark Herzlich speaks at HackensackUMC Graduation

For the past 18 years, the Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC has organized a “Celebration for Life” to honor the teenagers who have been treated for cancer or a serious blood disorder and are now graduating from high school. The 14 young men and women recognized at this year’s graduation had a special guest – Giants’ linebacker Mark Herzlich.

 
Jul 01, 2016 02:37 PM

Programs aim to improve cancer treatment at a lower cost

Hackensack oncologists say they have saved more than $1 million in one year by reducing unnecessary scans for cancer patients, part of an overall effort to improve care and reduce costs.

 
Jul 01, 2016 01:37 PM

Patients at HackensackUMC Receive a Patriotic Visit for July 4th from Dedicated Board Member and Friends

On June 30, Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce, vice chairwoman of the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors and Foundation Board of Trustees, along with a group of dear friends dressed to celebrate the Fourth of July, visited patients at HackensackUMC to honor this special occasion.

 
Jun 30, 2016 03:42 PM

HackensackUMC Foundation holds 2016 golf outing

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation held its 19th annual golf outing at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus on Monday, June 27.

 
Jun 30, 2016 02:48 PM

Patient Safety with Dr. Manny Alvarez

Dr. Manny Alvarez, chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology at HackensackUMC talks about the top patient safety tips on Fox News Patient Safety special.

 
Jun 30, 2016 12:33 PM

Gauss Surgical: Transforming the Power of DIGITAL HEALTH in the OR

Gauss Surgical is a new kind of hybrid medical device/health information technology (IT) company that sells software applications for off-the-shelf iPads as a subscription to its customers. It also provides needed solutions for hospital operating rooms. Andrew F. Rubenstein, M.D., section chief of obstetrics at HackensackUMC, is featured in the article and talks about how HackensackUMC is the first hospital in the United States to integrate Triton in its electronic health record to determine q​

 
Jun 29, 2016 12:33 PM

HackensackUMC adviser named to green business 'people to watch' list

Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability adviser at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at HackensackUMC, was named to the GreenBiz Group's 30 Under 30 people to watch in the sustainable business.

 
Jun 29, 2016 10:46 AM

The PICU at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC Receives Custom Art Cart from the Gribetz Family in Memory of Evan Levy

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC received an ArtWorks art cart donated by the Gribetz Family of Englewood, NJ in memory of their friend Evan Levy.

 
Jun 29, 2016 10:13 AM

AllSpire Health Partners Forms Group Purchasing Organization to Manage Expenses

AllSpire Health Partners today announced the formation of a group purchasing organization (GPO) by six of its health systems.

 
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Jun 28, 2016 01:48 PM

The PICU at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Receives Custom Art Cart from the Gribetz Family in Memory of Evan Levy

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC received an ArtWorks art cart donated by the Gribetz Family of Englewood, NJ in memory of their friend Evan Levy.

 
Jun 24, 2016 10:44 AM

Mahwah Couple Celebrates Giving, Receiving Kidneys AT HUMC

Carlos Ferman of Mahwah embraced Kenneth V. Furlong of West New York for the first time Friday in Hackensack since giving him a kidney.

 
Jun 24, 2016 10:43 AM

Two North Jersey families match up for rare kidney swap

A son jumped at the chance to donate a kidney to his father, but they weren’t compatible. A husband wanted to do the same for his wife, but they, too, didn’t match.

 
Jun 24, 2016 10:40 AM

Injured Hackensack High School Student Gets Hospital Graduation Surprise

While his Hackensack High School classmates were graduating, 18-year-old Jose Guallpa-Peralta was laid up in a hospital bed recovering from surgery on a leg he broke playing soccer in gym class.Friday morning, a knock came at his Hackensack University Medical Center door.

 
Jun 23, 2016 03:32 PM

HackensackUMC awards local emergency medical services

At its 25th Annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Excellence Awards Program, HackensackUMC recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to lifesaving emergencies.

 
Jun 23, 2016 02:50 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center awards local emergency medical services

At its 25th Annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Excellence Awards Program, Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to lifesaving emergencies.

 
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Jun 23, 2016 02:34 PM

Former HackensackUMC Trauma Patient Reinvents Himself, Answers New Calling to Help Others

Four and a half years ago, Ron Gold was enjoying one of his favorite outdoor activities, when his life flashed before his eyes.

 
Jun 21, 2016 03:34 PM

Med centers unite from North Jersey to the Shore

The parent company of Hackensack University Medical Center and its related hospitals in Westwood, North Bergen and Montclair merged Tuesday with a seven-hospital system on the Jersey Shore to form the state’s second-largest health system, the latest example of the accelerating consolidation of the health care business in New Jersey.

 
Jun 21, 2016 02:49 PM

WMBC-TV: Hackensack Meridian Health Merger Complete

Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health announced that they have received final approval to form Hackensack Meridian Health.

 
Jun 21, 2016 02:46 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Mega Healthcare Merger Complete

Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health announced that they have received final approval to form Hackensack Meridian Health.

 
Jun 21, 2016 01:42 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health Is Changing the State of Health Care

Forming Most Comprehensive, Truly Integrated Health Care Network in New Jersey

 
Jun 21, 2016 12:30 PM

NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes award winners named

Robert C. Garrett, President and CEO, Hackensack University Health Network,was named Healthcare Professional of the Year.

 
Jun 17, 2016 10:21 AM

Technology Time Saver

HackensackUMC uses technology to streamline the medication administration process. The hospital implemented a new automated medication distribution system that puts a stop to interruptions.

 
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Jun 16, 2016 11:54 AM

Kyle Tafuri Named One of GreenBiz’s 30 Under 30 People to Watch in Sustainable Business

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability advisor at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, HackensackUMC, has been named one of the 30 under 30 people to watch in sustainable business by GreenBiz Group, a leading media and events company in corporate sustainability.

 
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Jun 15, 2016 04:47 PM

HackensackUMC Earns the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award Three Years in a Row

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been honored for the third consecutive year with the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award.

 
Jun 13, 2016 03:33 PM

New Hospital Technologies Deliver Quality and Efficient Care

Discover how the state’s healthcare institutions are implementing state-of-the-art tools to treat patients.​

 
Jun 13, 2016 10:25 AM

New Hospital Technologies Deliver Quality & Efficient Care

Discover how the state’s healthcare institutions are implementing state-of-the-art tools to treat patients.​

 
Jun 13, 2016 10:16 AM

Showcasing Life Sciences Sector

NJ Delegation heading to San Francisco for BIO International.

 
Jun 10, 2016 03:30 PM

Catholic Charities of Archdiocese Names New Board Members

The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, has announced the appointment of eleven new members of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark.

 
Jun 10, 2016 10:26 AM

201 Magazine Health: Aging Well

Geriatricians discuss how to safely prescribe medicine for seniors. Dr. Lisa Tank, chief of Geriatrics at HackensackUMC and the latest recipient of the Clinician of the Year Award from the American Geriatrics Society, advises that “adverse drug reactions are one of the most common reasons elderly patients end up in the hospital, and 90 percent of these events can be prevented.”

 
Jun 10, 2016 10:24 AM

'Extraordinarily special' girl from Ridgewood published book

Ridgewood resident Chloe R Fernandez was a bundle of excitement when she discovered a limo parked outside her home, ready to whisk her away to her first-ever book signing at Barnes and Noble on Route 17 South in Paramus last Saturday.

 
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Jun 08, 2016 02:34 PM

HackensackUMC Honors and Recognizes Trauma Survivors and Care Teams

November 5, 2012 is a day that Pritam Grewal and his family will never forget.

 
Jun 08, 2016 10:16 AM

ASCO: Novel Agent Promising in Pretreated Myeloma

Joshua Richter, M.D., of the John Theurer Cancer Center, reports phase II trial of Isatuximab monotherapy showed efficacy in heavily pretreated multiple myeloma patients who had undergone a median of five previous lines of therapy. The treatment shows 18-month median survival rate.

 
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Jun 07, 2016 02:31 PM

HackensackUMC Hosts Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce with NJ Sharing Network to Discuss Organ Donation

Hackensack University Medical Center hosted the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce members at HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants in Maywood for an informative meeting titled, “Gift of Living Donation.”

 
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Jun 07, 2016 02:17 PM

HackensackUMC Hosts 25th Annual Emergency Medical Services Excellence Awards Program

On Monday, May 16, HackensackUMC recognized and honored the dedication of the men and women who respond to life saving emergencies.

 
Jun 07, 2016 10:19 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Heart & Vascular Hospital Visits Hovnanian School

Recently, members of the Heart & Vascular Hospital team at HackensackUMC visited the Hovnanian School in New Milford, NJ to instruct students on emergency situations including: dialing 911, recognizing signs of a heart attack and learning what to do in an emergency situation. Students took the Early Heart Attack Care Oath and were awarded certificates after performing mock 911 drills.

 
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Jun 06, 2016 02:24 PM

HackensackUMC Heart & Vascular Hospital Visits Hovnanian School

Recently, members of the Heart & Vascular Hospital team at Hackensack University Medical Center visited the Hovnanian School in New Milford, NJ to instruct students on emergency situations, dialing 911, recognizing signs of a heart attack and learning what to do in an emergency situation. Students took the Early Heart Attack Care Oath and were awarded certificates after performing mock 911 drills. Pictured here are the students in Grade 5 through 8 in front of the Hovnanian School in New Milfor​

 
Jun 06, 2016 01:05 PM

New Study Led by John Theurer Cancer Center Researcher Demonstrates Potential Therapeutic Benefit of TPI-287 with Bevacizumab in Treatment of Aggressive Brain Cancer

Combination Therapy Improves Complete and Partial Response Rates in Patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme. Regimen Dosing May be Key to Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier.

 
Jun 06, 2016 12:51 PM

International Clinical Trial Suggests Value of Venetoclax Combination Therapy in Patients with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

John Theurer Cancer Center Researchers Play Key Role in Trial Utilizing Combination Therapy with Novel BCL-2 Inhibitor in Patients with Large Cell Lymphoma. Trial Demonstrates Favorable Tolerability, Clinical Feasibility for Combination Approach, Identified Dosing for Phase 2 Trial.

 
Jun 06, 2016 12:50 PM

New JTCC Studies Demonstrate Clinical and Economic Value of Genomic Profiling in Improving Care and Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Breast Cancer

Patient Database Reveals Under-Utilization of Targeted Therapies in Certain Lung Cancer Mutations, Identifies Higher-Risk Stage 1 Breast Cancer Patients Who May Benefit from Adjuvant Chemotherapy. JTCC Researchers Concluded Most Patients Under-Genotyped for Seven Treatable NSCLC Mutations. Studies Show that Gene Expression Profiling in Breast Cancer Patients Can Save $11,494 Per Patient.

 
Jun 06, 2016 10:17 AM

How Fast Interoperability is Speeding Innovation in Healthcare

HackensackUMC was one of the first to implement Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources late last year, with its own patient-facing app interfacing with the Epic electronic health records.

 
Jun 03, 2016 10:27 AM

NJIT Press Release (6/3) Hackensack University Medical Center John Theurer Cancer Center and NJII Host

A Honduran woman with the Zika (ZEE-kuh) virus who gave birth in New Jersey to a baby who appears to be affected by the disease wants privacy.

 
Jun 03, 2016 10:24 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center John Theurer Cancer Center and NJII Host

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, and HackensackUMC’s John Theurer Cancer Center hosted an Entrepreneur Showcase recently. This inaugural event was held at HackensackUMC’s John Theurer Cancer Center in which Dr. Andrew Pecora, HackensackUMC’s chief innovations officer and vice president of Cancer Services, Anthony​

 
Jun 02, 2016 04:46 PM

ANDREW L. PECORA, MD, OF JOHN THEURER CANCER CENTER, RECEIVES 2nd Annual PM360 UBER ELITE AWARD

PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, today announced that Andrew L. Pecora, MD, Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President, Cancer Services, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ is the recipient of the PM360 Uber ELITE Award.

 
Jun 02, 2016 04:28 PM

Christie ‘content’ with Zika plan after baby with birth defects born in NJ

Following the delivery of a baby with Zika-related birth defects in Bergen County on Tuesday, several New Jersey towns are taking steps to prevent the spread of the virus, and Gov. Chris Christie said he is satisfied with statewide efforts so far.

 
Jun 02, 2016 11:18 AM

The Washington Post (6/2) Doctors detail story of devastated mom of first Zika-affected baby born in N.Y. area

On Wednesday, doctors treating a woman in the New York area announced the heartbreaking news that her child — a girl and the first to be born to a Zika-infected mother on the U.S. mainland — has severe birth defects. Not only does the baby have microcephaly, they said, but she is also suffering from intestinal issues and “structural abnormalities of the eye.”

 
Jun 02, 2016 10:28 AM

New Jersey Baby Affected with Zika, Doctors Say

Doctors at Hackensack Hospital in New Jersey confirmed Wednesday that a baby born this week to a mother with the Zika is affected by the virus. WSJ's Lee Hawkins discusses the details.

 
Jun 01, 2016 04:55 PM

Hospital: Baby with Severe Birth Defect Due to Zika Virus Born In New Jersey

The first baby in New Jersey with a Zika virus-linked birth defect has been born. Officials with the Hackensack University Medical Center say the baby girl was born Tuesday with microcephaly, a condition where the child's brain and head are partially developed resulting in a smaller sized head. The mother is 31-years-old and contracted Zika virus while visiting Honduras, hospital officials say.

 
Jun 01, 2016 04:51 PM

Baby Born to Zika-infected Mom in NJ Has Microcephaly

Health officials in New Jersey said a baby girl born on Tuesday, to a mother who was infected with the Zika virus, has severe microcephaly. A New Jersey doctor from Hackensack University Medical Center said a 31-year-old woman visiting the U.S. from Honduras was infected with the virus after she was bitten by the Aedes mosquito early on in her pregnancy.

 
Jun 01, 2016 04:50 PM

First Zika-related microcephaly birth in US mainland

A baby with microcephaly was born in New Jersey on Tuesday. This is the first case in US mainland and only the third case on U.S. territory. In January a baby was born in Hawaii from a woman that had been living in Brazil. In May, Puerto Rico officials confirmed a similar case, which however was linked to local transmission of the virus.

 
Jun 01, 2016 04:43 PM

Baby Affected by Zika Born in New Jersey

A woman who gave birth in New Jersey reportedly contracted Zika in Honduras, and her baby appears to be “affected” by the mosquito-borne virus. Doctors at Hackensack University Medical Center say an ultrasound on the 31-year-old mother showed evidence of the birth defect microcephaly.

 
Jun 01, 2016 03:29 PM

Sustainable materials prove to be prudent investment

Health care facilities put their purchasing power behind earth-friendly materials that offer financial payback and more

 
Jun 01, 2016 02:48 PM

HackensackUMC hosts 2016 Veterans Network Memorial Day program

Veterans Network hosted a Memorial Day program at Hackensack University Medical Center on Friday, honoring wounded warriors and veterans who served in the United States military.

 
Jun 01, 2016 11:23 AM

Third baby born in U.S. shows defect tied to Zika virus

A baby with Zika-linked microcephaly remained hospitalized in a northern New Jersey on Wednesday with the first such birth defect case in the Northeast and the third in the nation, officials at Hackensack University Medical Center confirmed.

 
Jun 01, 2016 11:22 AM

Baby born in U.S. to mother infected with Zika has birth defects

A baby born to a mother with the Zika virus at a New Jersey hospital appears to be affected by the disease, according to a doctor who helped lead the delivery team. A woman from Honduras delivered the baby girl through a cesarean section Tuesday at Hackensack University Medical Center, said Dr. Abdulla Al-Kahn, the hospital's director of maternal-fetal medicine and surgery.

 
Jun 01, 2016 11:20 AM

Baby born in U.S. to mom with Zika has birth defect, doctor says

A baby born to a mother with the Zika virus at a New Jersey hospital appears to be affected by the disease, according to a doctor who helped lead the delivery team. A woman from Honduras delivered the baby girl through a cesarean section Tuesday at Hackensack University Medical Center, said Dr. Abdulla Al-Kahn, the hospital's director of maternal-fetal medicine and surgery.

 
Jun 01, 2016 11:19 AM

Baby with Zika-linked defect born in New Jersey

Health officials say a baby has been born in New Jersey with severe microcephaly that was caused by the Zika virus. The baby's mother is visiting from Honduras.

 
Jun 01, 2016 10:18 AM

Sustainable materials prove to be prudent investment

Health care organizations can gain a number of returns by investing in sustainable interiors. HackensackUMC was featured for its campus-wide lobby upgrades designed to meet the Healthy Interiors goal of the HHI’s Safer Chemicals Challenge. This challenge identifies a number of chemicals to be avoided in interior products because of health concerns.

 
May 31, 2016 10:29 AM

Girl With Zika Virus Is Born at a New Jersey Hospital

A baby girl delivered on Tuesday at a New Jersey hospital was born with the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease that can cause unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns, a doctor said. The mother, 31, was believed to have contracted the virus in Honduras, her home country, said the doctor, Manny Alvarez, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center.

 
May 30, 2016 02:51 PM

HackensackUMC hosts 2016 EMS Excellence Awards Dinner

The Jeffrey M. Creamer Trauma Center at HackensackUMC hosted its 25th annual EMS Excellence Awards Dinner, “EMS Strong: Called to Care,” at Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack on Tuesday, recognizing the vital role played by Bergen County’s pre-hospital emergency personnel, first responders, EMS, police and fire departments.

 
May 28, 2016 02:49 PM

HackensackUMC celebrates National Trauma Survivors Day

HackensackUMC physicians gathered in recognition of “National Trauma Survivors Day” on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, to raise awareness of injury prevention and the importance of rapid response and critical trauma care preparedness and to celebrate and support survivors of traumatic injuries and the caregivers aiding in their recovery process

 
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May 27, 2016 04:52 PM

HackensackUMC Commemorates Memorial Day with Rededication of Flags Monument

In remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, Hackensack University Medical Center recently rededicated its Flags Monument in honor of Memorial Day. The solemn ceremony was conducted in military fashion by uniformed members of the HackensackUMC family.

 
May 27, 2016 02:53 PM

Limited treatment safe, successful for pediatric patients with lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma

A majority of highly selected pediatric patients with lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma may be successfully treated with surgery alone, according to study results from the Children’s Oncology Group.​

 
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May 24, 2016 04:38 PM

Dr. Robert Berkowitz and Dr. Carlos Ruiz Honored at the American Heart Association’s 19th Annual Affair of the Heart Ball

Robert L. Berkowitz, M.D., director of the Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the Heart & Vascular Hospital, HackensackUMC, has been named Physician of the Year and Carlos Ruiz, M.D., director, Structural and Congenital Heart Center at the Heart & Vascular Hospital, HackensackUMC has been named Co-Researcher of the Year by the American Heart Association at its Annual Affair of the Heart Ball.

 
May 24, 2016 10:21 AM

HackensackUMC Hosts 25th Annual EMS Excellence Awards Program

As the State designated Trauma Center for Bergen County, HackensackUMC’s work is made made possible through the vital role played by the county’s first responders, EMS, police and fire departments.

 
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May 23, 2016 04:41 PM

HackensackUMC Donates Tourniquets to Local Police Departments in Bergen County

The Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Departments at HackensackUMC recently presented the Hackensack Police Department with 120 tourniquets– one for each police officer - during a recent Mayor and Council Meeting.

 
May 23, 2016 12:39 PM

News 12 New Jersey: Simulated Car Crash

Through a State Farm® Celebrate My Drive grant, the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care & Injury Prevention Section at HackensackUMC held a SAFETY SIMulator presentation for Immaculate Conception High School students.

 
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May 20, 2016 03:33 PM

HackensackUMC Hosts Fourth Annual Susan and Bernard Leifer Headache Symposium

The HackensackUMC Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine and the Brain & Spine Institute presented the Fourth Annual Susan and Bernard Leifer Headache Symposium on Thursday, May 19.

 
May 20, 2016 03:26 PM

Practice Greenhealth announces Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award winners

Practice Greenhealth has recognized more than 500 hospitals and health systems for their outstanding environmental achievements, including 25 organizations that received Practice Greenhealth's 2016 Environmental Excellence Award.

 
May 18, 2016 02:54 PM

Minimal treatment usually OK for low-risk lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many children with low-risk lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (LPHL) may be spared chemotherapy and radiotherapy after surgical resection alone, according to a new report from the Children's Oncology Group.

 
May 17, 2016 12:43 PM

Fios1 - Children's Cancer Institute Graduation Ceremony with Mark Herzlich of the NY Giants

Fios1 covered the Children's Cancer Institute Graduation ceremony with Mark Herzlich, Linebacker of the NY Giants.

 
May 17, 2016 10:23 AM

HackensackUMC Maintains “Straight A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has maintained its “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group for the ninth consecutive time. The medical center has achieved an A rating since the biannual scoring system began back in 2012 - just one of 98 hospitals in the country to do so. Seven hundred ninety-eight hospitals earned an A score nationwide.

 
May 17, 2016 10:18 AM

A Hospital-Bound Father Watched His Son Graduate from NJIT

Gregory Forstrom is especially close to his father, emotionally and intellectually.

 
May 17, 2016 10:16 AM

Hospital staff surprises father and son with graduation party

HACKENSACK, New Jersey (WABC) -- There was a special graduation celebration Tuesday for a family in New Jersey.

 
May 17, 2016 10:01 AM

Dad couldn't go to his son's graduation, so graduation came to dad

Howard Forstrom was going to miss his son's graduation.

 

NBC4 Health Expo - Dr. Sharad Sahu Gameplan for health

On Weekend Today in NY on NBC4 NY, Gus Rosendale sits down with Dr. Sharad Sahu, HackensackUMC to discuss ways to create a health game plan for your family. Join NBC New York and Telemundo 47 at the Health and Fitness Expo on May 14 and 15 at MetLife Stadium.

 
May 16, 2016 03:41 PM

WCBS 2 - Dr. Max Gomez - Diabetes Research Dr. Yong Zhao and Dr. Andrew Pecora

Dr. Max Gomez of WCBS 2 reports about the latest in Diabetes research with stem cells.

 
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May 16, 2016 03:29 PM

Dr. Donald McCain Chosen for Nobility in Science Award

Dr. Donald McCain, co-director, Pancreas Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and vice-chairman of John Theurer Cancer Center, received the Nobility in Science Award from the NJ Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation.

 
May 16, 2016 10:28 AM

Have you shared your end-of-life medical care wishes?

It all starts with a conversation.

 
May 15, 2016 03:34 PM

WNBC: Yoga Demonstration Zen in the Zone at MetLife Stadium

The Yoga team from HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Powered by the Giants interviewed live with Raphael Miranda from NBC4 NY at the Health and Fitness Expo.

 
May 15, 2016 10:20 AM

Photos: Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium

The Health & Fitness Expo was held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford this weekend.

 
May 14, 2016 03:38 PM

WNBC: Dr. Yukiko Kimura and Arthritis Walk and Health Expo

Dr. Yukiko Kimura, chief of Pediatric Rheumatology talks with Janice Huff on the eve of the Walk to Cure Arthritis and Health and Fitness EXPO at Metlife Stadium.

 
May 14, 2016 03:32 PM

WNBC 4 NY - Health and Fitness EXPO and Robert C. Garrett

Robert C. Garrett, president and CEO, Hackensack University Health Network is interviewed live at the NBC 4 NY Health and Fitness EXPO at Metlife Stadium

 
May 14, 2016 10:15 AM

Quest Diagnostics presents fourth annual Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium

The fourth annual NBC 4 New York & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics was hosted at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Saturday, featuring health and fitness professionals and volunteers at the home of the New York Giants.

 
May 13, 2016 04:34 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Maintains “Straight A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has maintained its “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group for the ninth consecutive time.

 
May 13, 2016 12:42 PM

Dr. Manny: Why we should move the 2016 Rio Olympics

As research unfolds, we learn more and more about the damaging effects that the Zika virus has on the developing brain, and the danger it poses to couples trying to conceive.

 
May 13, 2016 10:27 AM

Children’s Cancer Institute at HUMC Celebrates High School Graduation Ceremony at With NY Giants Linebacker And Cancer Survivor, Mark Herzlich

On Thursday, the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center celebrated the High School graduation of 14 young men and women who all are patients or have been patients at the Children’s Cancer Institute at HackensackUMC.

 
May 13, 2016 10:03 AM

WNBC 4 NY - Dr. Yukiko Kimura - Arthritis Walk and Expo

Dr. Yukiko Kimura, chief of Pediatric Rheumatology talks with Janice Huff on the eve of the Walk to Cure Arthritis and Health and Fitness EXPO at Metlife Stadium. Dr. Kimura discusses the inaugural walk to raise money to cure arthritis.

 
May 12, 2016 04:10 PM

WNBC: Get Healthy With HackensackUMC

Living a healthy lifestyle should be at the top of everyone's list. HackensackUMC Fitness and Wellness Powered by the Giants specializes in Total Body Wellness.

 
May 12, 2016 03:55 PM

HackensackUMC Receives Donation of Paramedic Vehicles

On May 11, the Emergency Medical Services Department at HackensackUMC received two paramedic vehicles to support advanced life support services provided to the community.

 
May 11, 2016 03:53 PM

FACT SHEET: Administration Announces New Actions and Progress Made to Make American Buildings More Efficient and Save Businesses and Households on their Energy Bills

President Obama is committed to taking commonsense actions to reduce carbon pollution and save taxpayers money on their energy bills.

 
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May 11, 2016 03:40 PM

HackensackUMC Receives Donation of Paramedic Vehicles

The Emergency Medical Services Department at HackensackUMC received two paramedic vehicles to support advanced life support services provided to the community.

 
May 08, 2016 04:04 PM

Two North Jersey babies make a perfect entrance on Mother’s Day

That’s all Krystina Reilly hoped for — that her son would wait just one more day to be born, enough time for her to attend a wedding at MetLife Stadium with her husband, a die-hard New York Giants fan.

 
May 08, 2016 03:42 PM

NBC4 Health Expo - Dr. Sharad Sahu Gameplan for health

On Weekend Today in NY on NBC4 NY, Gus Rosendale sits down with Dr. Sharad Sahu, HackensackUMC to discuss ways to create a health game plan for your family.

 
May 07, 2016 03:45 PM

HackensackUMC Foundation holds “Tackle Kids Cancer” event with Giants great Joe Morris

Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation teamed up with legendary New York Giants running back Joe Morris and Prestige Toyota on Saturday to benefit “Tackle Kids Cancer,” an initiative dedicated to raising awareness of the ongoing fight against pediatric cancer and fundraising to support essential clinical care and research at the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

 
May 06, 2016 04:06 PM

New Jersey lawmakers to propose ride-hailing standards

Two New Jersey state senators said Friday they will introduce legislation to establish standards for the fast-growing ride-hailing industry.

 
May 04, 2016 01:49 PM

Vatican cell conference opens with focus on kids, rare disease

For a child to be born sick is a “scandalous” problem for humanity.

 
May 04, 2016 01:44 PM

Senators Sweeney, Sarlo Visit HackensackUMC ‘Air Bus” Mobile Respiratory Education Clinic

New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Paul Sarlo visited Hackensack University Medical Center on Tuesday to review the hospital’s innovative program to aid asthmatics in low-income communities.

 
May 04, 2016 01:39 PM

HackensackUMC Presents Hackensack Police Department with 120 Tourniquets

The Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Departments at HackensackUMC presented the Hackensack Police Department with 120 Tourniquets– one for each police officer - during Tuesday’s Mayor and Council Meeting.

 
May 04, 2016 01:38 PM

HackensackUMC chooses vice president of clinical integration

Dr. Sharad Sahu has been named the vice president of clinical integration at Hackensack University Medical Center and will focus on ensuring standards of care across the hospital.

 
May 04, 2016 01:37 PM

ELI MANNING RECEIVES GRANT FOR HACKENSACK UMC

“If it’s helping children, then I’m on board.”

 
May 04, 2016 01:24 PM

Eli Manning: What do you say to a 7-year old with cancer?

Eli Manning spoke at the SOHN Conference on Tuesday and spoke about his charitable work with young cancer patients.

 
May 03, 2016 04:45 PM

Eli Manning Honored by the Sohn Conference Foundation for Support of the Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign Through a $500,000 Grant to Support the Cure and Beyond Program at HackensackUMC

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is being honored by the Sohn Conference Foundation in support of the Cure and Beyond program at HackensackUMC.

 
May 03, 2016 01:48 PM

HackensackUMC Physician Speaks At Vatican

A Hackensack cancer doctor and researcher participated in a conference with the Vatican on Friday, April 29. Hackensack University Medical Center Physician and Researcher Andrew Pecora, M.D. spoke at the Vatican’s 2016 Cellular Horizons Conference.

 
May 03, 2016 11:47 AM

NJ Sens. Applaud Hackensack Hospital Asthma Program

New Jersey state lawmakers were in Hackensack to discuss a program that aids asthmatics in low-income communities.

 
May 02, 2016 01:51 PM

American Heart Association recognizes Morristown doctor

The American Heart Association will honor Dr. Robert M. Kipperman from the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center with the 2016 Researcher of the Year Award at the 19th Annual Affair of the Heart Ball at 6 p.m.on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at The Grove, 691 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove.​

 
May 02, 2016 01:47 PM

'Adaptoys' revolutionizes playtime for families living with paralysis

On October 16, 2010, 20-year-old Eric LeGrand lined up with his Rutgers University football teammates and knew they needed him to make a big play. It was the fourth quarter and the Scarlet Knights had just tied the game 17-17 when LeGrand chased down Army return man Malcom Brown and put his head down to tackle him.

 
Apr 30, 2016 12:32 PM

Booker, Menendez Convene Zika Virus Preparedness Summit

On April 29, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez led a statewide summit with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials, Acting State Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett, and local medical professionals to discuss New Jersey’s preparedness for preventing the spread of the Zika virus.

 
Apr 29, 2016 04:43 PM

HackensackUMC Hosts Zika Virus Preparedness Summit

On Friday, April 29, 2016, Hackensack University Medical Center hosted the Zika Virus Preparedness Summit, convened by U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), with a goal of addressing and preventing the spread of the Zika virus.

 
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Apr 29, 2016 02:17 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Physicians and Researchers to Speak at the Vatican’s 2016 Cellular Horizons Conference

Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., chief innovations officer, professor and vice president of Cancer Services, HackensackUMC; past president of Regional Cancer Care Associates; and COTA founder and executive chairman; and Yong Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., associate scientist, HackensackUMC; are selected participants in Cellular Horizons: the Vatican’s Third International Conference on the Progress of Regenerative Medicine and Its Cultural Impact in Rome, Italy.

 
Apr 29, 2016 01:50 PM

Dr. Yong Zhao and Misha Votruba Discuss Philanthropy in Cellular Therapy

Dr.Yong Zhao and Misha Vorturba were one of the first investors in this type of research

 
Apr 29, 2016 01:22 PM

These hospitals are the safest in New Jersey

Five hospitals in New Jersey have earned straight A's since a national health care quality group began evaluating the safety records of more than 2,500 hospitals in 2012.

 
Apr 29, 2016 12:52 PM

Booker, Menendez Convene Zika Virus Preparedness Summit At HUMC

Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez led a statewide summit with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials, Acting State Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett, and local medical professionals to discuss New Jersey’s preparedness for preventing the spread of the Zika virus.​

 
Apr 29, 2016 12:50 PM

N.J. leaders say now is time to prepare for Zika

New Jersey should take steps now to guard against the Zika virus by educating pregnant women about how to protect themselves and by preventing mosquitoes that carry the disease from spreading, the state’s two U.S. senators said.

 
Apr 29, 2016 11:56 AM

WABC: New Jersey convenes Zika virus preparedness summit

U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez on Friday led a statewide summit with CDC and other health officials as well as local medical professionals to discuss New Jersey's preparedness for preventing the spread of the Zika virus. New Jersey currently has nine confirmed cases of Zika out of more than 380 nationwide, all related to travel originating overseas.

 
Apr 29, 2016 11:54 AM

WNBC-TV: Zika Virus Concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met with United States Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez at Hackensack University Medical Center to discuss New Jersey's preparedness for preventing the spread of the Zika Virus.

 
Apr 29, 2016 11:51 AM

News 12 New Jersey: Health Summit on Zika

Health officials in the Garden State are warning residents about the potential dangers of the Zika virus.​

 
Apr 29, 2016 11:49 AM

Fios 1 News: Zika Virus Preparedness Summit

United States Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez spearheaded a summit focusing on the preparedness efforts in New Jersey should there be a Zika Virus outbreak.

 
Apr 28, 2016 01:46 PM

Nurses affirm commitment to patients through home health care

It's all eyes on home health ser-vices as the need for its specialized care grows. At the heart of the matter are nurses who practice in diverse capacities, from field nurses to executives with healthcare organizations.

 
Apr 27, 2016 02:20 PM

HackensackUMC Achieves Highest Accreditation for its Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has achieved the highest level of accreditation for its Emergency Medicine Residency program. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) granted a 10-year accreditation with no citations.

 
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Apr 22, 2016 04:27 PM

Personal experiences drive chairman of N.J. medical center board

Lawrence “Larry” Inserra Jr. has been around hospitals a long time, much of it for the same reasons nobody really wants to be around them.

 
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Apr 22, 2016 04:25 PM

HackensackUMC Named as Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to announce that it is one of 496 nationwide healthcare facilities – and the only one in Bergen County - to be recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation; the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.

 
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Apr 18, 2016 11:35 AM

HackensackUMC Announces Sharad Sahu, M.D. as Vice President, Clinical Integration

HackensackUMC is pleased to announce Dr. Sharad Sahu has been named the vice president of Clinical Integration. Under this position, Dr. Sahu will be leading the integration of clinical programs and ensuring standards of care across HackensackUMC.

 
Apr 15, 2016 04:28 PM

HackenackUMC, Hackensack University Health Network Hold Annual Meeting

Hackensack University Health Network and Hackensack University Medical Center hosted the Annual Meeting of the Boards on Wednesday, April 6, at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.

 
Apr 15, 2016 01:41 PM

Hackensack University Health Network Participates in National Healthcare Decisions Day

HackensackUHN part of a regional effort to raise awareness about importance of advance care planning

 
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Apr 15, 2016 01:39 PM

Pediatric Center for Heart Disease at HackensackUMC ReceivesGregory M. Hirsch Heart Foundation Generous Donation from the

The Pediatric Center for Heart Disease, a division of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC, recently received a Philips EPIQ 7 Ultrasound system donated by the Gregory M. Hirsch Heart Foundation (GMHHF).

 
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Apr 14, 2016 01:42 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Announces Mark D. Sparta as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) is pleased to announce Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, has accepted an expanded role and will serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer for HackensackUMC in addition to his current responsibilities as executive vice president and chief population health officer, Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN).

 

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Apr 13, 2016 03:46 PM

"Creating A Healthy Pantry" with Laura Coti Garrett at Chef Central in Paramus

Laura Coti Garrett, MS, FDN, author of Busy Morning, will present "Creating A Healthy Pantry" on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Chef Central in Paramus.

 
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Apr 13, 2016 03:20 PM

HackensackUMC Successfully Implants First Patient with MRI Compatible Medtronic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

HackensackUMC implanted its first patient with an MRI-safe Medtronic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

 
Apr 13, 2016 02:42 PM

HackensackUMC-Affiliated Physicians Recognized as Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that of its affiliated physicians have been included in Castle Connolly’s top doctors list for 2016.

 
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Apr 13, 2016 11:54 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Announces Dr. Lisa Tank Named Vice President of Medical Affairs

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) is pleased to announce Lisa Tank, M.D. has been named vice president of Medical Affairs.

 
Apr 13, 2016 11:12 AM

HackensackUMC-Affiliated Physicians Recognized as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2016

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that many of its affiliated physicians have been included in Castle Connolly’s top doctors list for 2016.

 
Apr 13, 2016 10:15 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Named One of the Great Places to Work in Healthcare for Six Consecutive Years

Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to announce it has been ranked among the Great Places to Work in Healthcare for the sixth year in a row, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

 
Apr 12, 2016 03:42 PM

WCBS 2 News: New Procedure Could Provide Relief For Men Suffering From An Enlarged Prostate

Men don’t often talk about it, but most will eventually experience an enlarged prostate, which can be a major quality of life issue.

 
Apr 11, 2016 04:27 PM

Exercise is key to keeping a limber brain, study says

The tradition of "sound mind, sound body" might be more accurately phrased "sound body, sound mind," based on a recent study by the University of Miami and Columbia University.

 
Apr 07, 2016 05:38 PM

HackensackUMC partners with Uber to provide rides for patients and others

Hackensack University Health Network has announced a partnership between its flagship hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Uber.

 
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Apr 07, 2016 03:18 PM

Hackensack University Health Network and Hackensack University Medical Center Hosts Annual Meeting

Hackensack University Health Network and Hackensack University Medical Center hosted the Annual Meeting of the Boards on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ.

 
Apr 07, 2016 09:55 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center calls Uber to transport patients

The hospital partnered with the taxi service to smooth discharge and help patients and visitors who struggle with transportation.

 
Apr 07, 2016 09:48 AM

Uber partners with Hackensack University Medical Center to provide patient rides

It’s the ride-sharing company’s first partnership to provide outpatient medical transportation in the world.

 
Apr 06, 2016 02:58 PM

Reuters: Uber, HackensackUMC Team Up for Nation's First Rideshare-Hospital Partnership

Uber, HackensackUMC Team Up for Nation's First Rideshare-Hospital Partnership

 
Apr 06, 2016 02:57 PM

New York Business Journal: Uber, HackensackUMC Team Up for Nation's First Rideshare-Hospital Partnership

At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Boards for Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) and Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), HackensackUMC and Uber New Jersey announced the formation of a first-of-its-kind partnership to provide access to convenient, reliable transportation for staff, patients, and visitors.

 
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Apr 06, 2016 01:54 PM

Pediatric Center for Heart Disease at HackensackUMC Receives Generous Donation from the Gregory M. Hirsch Heart Foundation

The Pediatric Center for Heart Disease, a division of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC, recently received a Philips EPIQ 7 Ultrasound system donated by the Gregory M. Hirsch Heart Foundation (GMHHF).

 
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Apr 06, 2016 01:49 PM

HackensackUMC Presents 2016 Cardiac Rehabilitation Persons of the Year Awards

The Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Heart & Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC, recently held the 14th annual awards ceremony to name the “Cardiac Rehab Persons of the Year.”​

 
Apr 06, 2016 11:17 AM

N.J. hospitals bolster global ties as trend toward medical travel increases

It was a surprise for Holy Name Medical Center when its project in Haiti suddenly started attracting medical travel patients from Miami and Turks and Caicos last year.

 
Apr 06, 2016 11:14 AM

Going to Hackensack University Medical Center? There's an app for that

Patients, visitors and staff at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center will now be able to Uber to the hospital.

 
Apr 06, 2016 10:38 AM

Uber, HackensackUMC Team Up for Nation’s First Rideshare-Hospital Partnership

HackensackUMC to pay for Uber trips home from the hospital for those in need and provide designated pick-up and drop-off zones. Special Uber app features will provide a convenient pickup experience. ​

 
Apr 05, 2016 11:15 AM

Dr. Lisa Tank, Leader at First Hospital in the U.S. to Earn a Disease Specific Certification in Delirium Named AGS 2016 Clinician of the Year

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has named Lisa Tank, MD, FACP, of Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) and the Rutgers New Jersey Medical Center, the 2016 AGS Clinician of the Year.​

 
Apr 04, 2016 02:54 PM

Polio Network of New Jersey conference

The Polio Network of New Jersey (PNNJ) will hold its 26th annual conference on April 17, at the Marriott Hotel in Bridgewater.

 
Apr 02, 2016 02:51 PM

Prestige Toyota presents donation to HackensackUMC

Prestige Toyota in Ramsey presented a check to Hackensack University Medical Center on Monday.

 
Mar 31, 2016 09:53 AM

Autism rate up 12% in New Jersey; experts cite better detection

One in 41 children is diagnosed with autism in New Jersey, a 12 percent increase over two years for a state that already had the highest rate in the nation, federal health officials announced Thursday.​

 
Mar 30, 2016 09:51 AM

Dr. Ihor Sawczuk takes helm as HackensackUMC President

On April 4, Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., will become president of HackensackUMC.

 
Mar 26, 2016 09:55 AM

To reduce addiction, North Jersey hospitals less reliant on narcotics

In response to an epidemic of opiate addiction, hospitals in North Jersey are taking on the crisis at its root and substituting powerful pain medications with a variety of alternatives — even Tylenol — to prevent patients from ever getting hooked.

 
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Mar 25, 2016 05:23 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Designated an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

For a second time, Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

 
Mar 25, 2016 11:15 AM

Heartsick, heart safe

Tenafly schools offer free screening for student athletes

 
Mar 25, 2016 10:09 AM

HackensackUMC Selected to Participate in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Shafiq Rab, M.D., vice president and chief information officer, was selected to participate in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit on Thursday, February 25.

 
Mar 24, 2016 09:57 AM

SHU and HackensackUHN Name Dr. Bonita Stanton as Founding Dean of New School of Medicine

Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Health Network (HackensackUHN) have named Dr. Bonita Stanton, a nationally recognized expert on pediatric medicine, as the founding dean of their new school of medicine which is slated to open in fall 2018.

 
Mar 22, 2016 04:58 PM

Hackensack University Health Network Hospitals are Top Hospitals

Hackensack University Health Network is pleased to announce that all of its affiliated hospitals (HackensackUMC, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, HackensackUMC Mountainside, HackensackUMC Palisades, and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center) have been listed among Inside Jersey magazine’s Top Hospitals 2016. Inside Jersey conducts an annual survey with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. to identify New Jersey's top hospitals.

 
Mar 22, 2016 04:10 PM

Mahwah Patch: Hackensack takes fight for safer chemical regulations to Congress

The medical center was named one of the 150 great places to work in healthcare recently.

 
Mar 22, 2016 04:09 PM

STOP-JIA Starts To Evaluate The Most Effective Treatment

The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), Inc. announced today that the first two patients had enrolled in the Start Time Optimization in Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (STOP-JIA) project.

 
Mar 21, 2016 04:19 PM

NJBIZ reveals Power 50 Health Care 2. Robert C. Garrett

Last year's No. 1 doesn't fall far. And for good reason. Bob Garrett, the head of the Hackensack University Health Network, still may have the longest to-do list in the industry. “He is almost single-handedly building a new state-of-the-art medical school, putting together one of the largest mergers and creating new retail partnerships — all before lunch,” one insider said. “And he did that while still managing to run the biggest and best hospital in the state.” His prio

 
Mar 21, 2016 04:18 PM

NJBIZ reveals Power 50 Health Care: Robert Glenning 18

Bob Garrett has gotten a lot of recognition for all of the moves Hackensack University Health System has made in the past two years. But an insider quickly pointed out how much his CFO has helped make it come off so smoothly. “Are you kidding me?” one insider joked. “It’s not just all the aspects of the huge merger with Meridian, which can’t be underestimated. But think about what goes into a former medical school, especially this one (with Seton Hall). You have to work with a university, an int​

 
Mar 21, 2016 04:14 PM

NJBIZ reveals Power 50 Health Care: 33. Andrew Pecora

As the head of Hackensack’s John Theurer Cancer Center, Andrew Pecora is changing the way many are battling the issue with his COTA program, or Cancer Outcomes Tracking Analysis, which relies on data analysis to create value-based care. “Everything he has done and is doing with COTA is really going to change the face of oncology and other types of care for the better,” one person said. “The biggest difference to come down the pike in a long time.”

 
Mar 20, 2016 04:22 PM

For Hackensack mayor, coincidences galore

In a striking coincidence, both daughters-in-law of Mayor John LaBrosse gave birth Friday at Hackensack University Medical Center - where LaBrosse has worked for more than a decade.

 
Mar 18, 2016 04:14 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center | 150 great places to work in healthcare 2016

HackensackUMC is a private, nonprofit, regional academic medical center serving northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.

 
Mar 18, 2016 03:02 PM

Circus comes to children’s hospital in Hackensack

Representatives from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus present a $10,000 check to the HackensackUMC Foundation and the Children's Hospital administration from the Ringling Bros. Children's Fund to support the Tackle Kids Cancer initiative for pediatric cancer research on March 9.Mongolian contortionists perform for patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital.

 
Mar 17, 2016 04:56 PM

Inside Jersey's Top Hospitals 2016

When an illness forces you to consider hospital care, you want to know where you'll receive the best treatment. In our continuing effort to help readers make informed decisions about their health needs, Inside Jersey once again joins with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., one of the nation's most respected health care research and information companies, to identify New Jersey's top hospitals.

 
Mar 17, 2016 04:10 PM

Hackensack takes fight for safer chemical regulations to Congress

The medical center is working with the American Sustainable Business Council to rid all health care devices and products of unsafe chemicals

 
Mar 16, 2016 04:55 PM

How a New Medical School Aims to Address New Jersey's Physician Shortage

Next year, a new medical school will open in New Jersey, the state's third and its first private medical school.

 
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Mar 12, 2016 04:15 PM

2016 HackensackUMC Colorectal Symposium: A Review of Benign and Malignant Colorectal Disease

On Saturday, March 12, HackensackUMC hosted the 2016 Colorectal Symposium: A Review of Benign and Malignant Colorectal Disease at the John Theurer Cancer Center.

 
Mar 11, 2016 03:14 PM

WABC TV: Bone Marrow Drive Set for 11-year-old New Jersey Girl with Rare Leukemia

A New Jersey community is coming together, on a mission to help a young girl fighting cancer.

 
Mar 10, 2016 11:25 AM

HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness hosts touch football game with NY Giants

HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants, along with NY Giants Alumni, hosted a touch football game at the NY Giants’ Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford.

 
Mar 10, 2016 11:24 AM

Have Primary care physicians gone the way of the dinosaur?

It should have been a prideful occasion. Dr. Adam Jarrett, who was in the very first class of residents at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical School in 1992 to train in a new program focusing on primary care, was recently invited back to his alma mater. He was there to discuss job opportunities with a group of fresh-faced primary care students getting ready to go out into the world themselves. There was just one problem.

 
Mar 10, 2016 11:18 AM

Lesson in strength and determination at Bogota school event

Students in grades one through eight at St. Joseph Academy eagerly welcomed Rashad Jennings, a running back for the New York Giants, to their auditorium Feb. 19, to witness him deliver a presentation regarding Tackle Kids Cancer, a program that supports the Children's Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC).

 
Mar 09, 2016 11:39 AM

HackensackUMC To Hold Second Annual Basketball Fever Tournament

On Thursday March 10th, HackensackUMC will host the second annual Basketball Fever Tournament.

 
Mar 09, 2016 11:26 AM

Meridian, Hackensack hospital merger nears OK

Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network's merger has gotten the go-ahead from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a hospital executive said, leaving one more regulatory roadblock to go.​

 
Mar 08, 2016 11:49 AM

Thomas Salazer from Hackensack University Medical Center: Plenty of Challenges in Nephrology but Lots of Enthusiasm to Tackle Them

Thomas L. Salazer, MD, from Hackensack University Medical Center, now known as HackensackUMC discussed some of the challenges his colleagues in the field of nephrology face on a daily basis. Salazer said with so many patients on dialysis and having other comorbidities as a result nephrologists are forced to face a variety of conditions on a daily basis which can complicate the treatment process

 
Mar 08, 2016 11:47 AM

Thomas Salazer from Hackensack University Medical Center: Improving Success of Kidney Transplant and Catching Kidney Disease Early

Despite a considerable gap between the number of patients who require a transplant and the number of organs available those patients fortunate enough to receive the lifesaving organs are seeing greater success from the procedure.

 
Mar 08, 2016 11:44 AM

Top 5 Basics to Know About the Precision Medicine Initiative

Feelings of national unity may be hard to find during a contentious election year, but the collaborative spirit is alive and well in at least one corner of the White House as stakeholders from across the care continuum take on the Obama Administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

 
Mar 08, 2016 11:43 AM

Mothers who lost children to stillbirth question why N.J. law to track deaths has stalled

One by one, in often emotional and blunt testimony, mothers who lost children to stillbirth questioned why nothing appears to have been done to put into practice a law that requires state health officials to track such deaths and mandates that hospitals treat families with sensitivity.

 
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Mar 07, 2016 04:36 PM

Hackensack University Medical Center Announces Dr. Michael D. Stifelman as Chairman of the Department of Urology

Hackensack University Medical Center welcomes Michael D. Stifelman, M.D., as chairman of the Department of Urology and chief of Urologic Oncology.