Emergency & Trauma Center
Located just 8 miles west of Manhattan, HackensackUMC is a nonprofit teaching and research hospital that is the largest provider of healthcare services in the state of New Jersey with 775 inpatient beds. It is a Level-2 Emergency trauma center that sees over 111,000 patients per year and admits 1,283 trauma patients per year from the ED. An additional 34,000 patients visit the Pediatric Emergency Department annually. It is also a Stroke Center and a STEMI catherization center with full cardiothoracic surgical capabilities.
US News and World Report ranked HackensackUMC #1 overall in the state of New Jersey and #4 out of 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area in its most recent July 2012 rankings. HackensackUMC has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades for six years in a row placing it in the top 1% nationally. Our department was recently named one of only 2 New York City metro-area EDs to receive the HealthGrades EM Excellence award recognizing the quality of our ED care. You will also see our EM physicians on the sidelines of the NY Giants football games since our institution is the official hospital for the NY Giants.
In May 2012 we broke ground to renovate the Emergency Department that will include 75 private rooms for our patients. The new ED will also feature specialty-specific wings including Geriatrics, Oncology, Cardiology and Trauma care. Our patient population represents a wide range of cultural diversity with patients of all ages, presenting complaints and acuities. The combination of a thriving, nationally- recognized academic institution with a large, diverse volume of patients offers Emergency Medicine residents an excellent training opportunity.
HackensackUMC Emergency Services encompasses two sites, Main and North. The North Emergency Department “Community Medicine” rotation will provide the residents progressive responsibility in patient management and experience in the transfer of patients requiring subspecialty care. It will provide them with a community Emergency Medicine experience with limited specialty services that is similar to the many community settings that rely upon transfers to obtain subspecialty care.
The Face of Teamwork
On May 13, 2015, Scott Solomon was driving on the Garden State Parkway when his vehicle flipped several times and landed on its side. Scott suffered severe facial injuries. The crew from AirMed One respond to transport Scott to HackensackUMC. His injuries were so severe that paramedics could not lie Scott down in the helicopter without jeopardizing his ability to breathe. Scott was instead transported by ambulance. When he arrived, the trauma team, led by Sanjeev Kaul, M.D., chief, and John LoCurto, M.D., assistant chief, provided life-saving care to Scott. Hakan Usal, M.D. was then able to reconstruct Scott's face.