Experts in the full range of female reproductive system services
Your medical team consists of your private Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and other specialized OB/GYNs and physicians whose expertise you may require. All of our OB/GYN Physicians are either Board-Eligible or Board-Certified in their specialty and subspecialties and are qualified to treat all types of diseases, illnesses, and medical conditions that affect the female reproductive system. They also provide expert prenatal and post-natal care for expectant women.
Hackensack University Medical Center’s Magnet Award-winning nurses provide highly skilled, relationship-based nursing services throughout all areas of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associated patient care units. These highly educated healthcare professionals care for patients in the inpatient antepartum unit, mother-baby post-partum rooms, newborn nurseries, neonatal intensive care nursery, maternal-fetal medicine perinatal diagnostic unit, and in labor and delivery.
Nursing specialists working in OB/GYN areas include labor and delivery nurses, lactation consultants, perinatal advanced practice nurses, mother-baby nurses, antepartum nurses, and neonatal nurses. All nurses working in the labor and high-risk ante partum delivery unit, mother-baby unit, and neonatal intensive care nursery are certified in Neonatal Resuscitation.
All of our Labor and Delivery and High Risk Ante Partum RNs are also certified in Fetal Monitoring.
BS, RPh., MBA, Administrator, Pharmacy and Clinical Operations, Maternal-Fetal Monitoring
Nilesh Desai joined Hackensack University Medical Center in 1998 and has served as the director of Pharmacy for five years. Overseeing inpatient, outpatient and retail pharmacies, Mr. Desai also serves as a program preceptor for the post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residency, and as a clinical adjunct professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and the Massachusetts School of Pharmacy.
MSN, PNP, BSN, RN, Administrative Director, Patient Care Services; Maternal Child Service Line
Elizabeth Polanco has administrative responsibility for the women’s service line and overall nursing practice within the specialty, and has oversight of the EEG technical department as well as the lifeline program. Ms. Polanco obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from City College of the City University of New York, and holds a Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, from Hunter College of the City of New York.