The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Elevates a New Leader
The HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Ulises Diaz, the former secretary/treasurer of the Foundation, to the role of chairman.
The HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed a key leader to the role of chairman. Ulises Diaz, the former secretary/treasurer of the HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees, has succeeded Joseph M. Sanzari as chairman of the Foundation. The HackensackUMC Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the medical center, connecting generous people with opportunities to make a meaningful difference.
“These are exciting times given the expansion and evolution of HackensackUMC,” said Diaz. “It is my pleasure and privilege to assume this leadership position. I look forward to collaborating with board members, administrators, healthcare professionals and staff at the medical center to best support our patients and programs.”
Beyond his responsibilities at the Foundation, Diaz is vice president, Government Affairs for Verizon New Jersey. He is responsible for interfacing with New JerseyState Government, including the Governor's office and state legislature. Diaz is charged with monitoring the impact of legislation to ensure it aligns with the company's interests and goals.
Prior to his current position with Verizon New Jersey, Diaz served as vice president of External Affairs for United Water, where he was responsible for external affairs activities and initiatives. Before becoming vice president at United Water, Diaz served as director of Business Development and Government Relations for the company. In this capacity, Diaz led a business development team and coordinated proposals and contract negotiations.
Diaz joined the HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees in September of 2007. He is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. He sits on the board of the New Jersey State Police Memorial Foundation and he is also a member of the board of the Hispanic Institute for Research and Development.
Photo: The HackensackUMC Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Ulises Diaz, the former secretary/treasurer of the Foundation, to the role of chairman.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,140 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed physicians.HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top three New York metro area hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2013-14. It also received 10 national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center using the highest “green building” standards, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas – more than any other hospital in the state, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for seven years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 22 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.