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Hackensack University Medical Center Receives 2019 Star Award for Research Excellence from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Congress

Hackensack University Medical Center was recently honored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Congress in San Diego.  A research team, led by Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chair of the Heart and Vascular Hospital and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi Endowed Chair at Hackensack University Medical Center, was awarded the 2019 Star Award for Research Excellence from the SCCM for participating in a study entitled, “Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW), A Novel Indicator of Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 in High Risk Emergency Department Patients.”  The study shows that the MDW blood test significantly helps in the diagnosis of sepsis and septic shock. Hackensack University Medical Center, which was the one of three health care facilities selected to participate.

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