Hackensack University Medical Center

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Hackensack University Medical Center
Geography
Location 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Coordinates 40°53′03″N 74°03′27″W / 40.88417°N 74.05750°W / 40.88417; -74.05750Coordinates: 40°53′03″N 74°03′27″W / 40.88417°N 74.05750°W / 40.88417; -74.05750
Organization
Care system Medicare (US), Medicaid, Charity care
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School
Services
Standards JCAHO
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Helipad FAA LID: NJ22
Beds 900
Speciality Cardiac care and cardiac surgery,[1] geriatric services (State-Designated Children's Hospital and ANA Magnet Facility)
History
Founded 1881
Links
Website http://www.HackensackUMC.org
Lists Hospitals in New Jersey
Other links NACHRI
AAMC
ANA
Planetree Alliance

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) is a 900-bed non-profit, research and teaching hospital located seven miles (11 km) west of New York City, in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, providing tertiary and healthcare needs for northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. HUMC is New Jersey's largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services and is the fourth largest hospital in the nation based on admissions.[2] HUMC is affiliated with the New Jersey Medical School of Rutgers University.

The medical center was founded in 1888 with 12 beds as Bergen County's first hospital. Hackensack University Medical Center is Bergen County's largest employer with a work force of around 9,000 employees and an annual budget of $1 billion. The hospital's staff of 1,400 physicians and dentists covers the full range of medical and dental specialties and subspecialties.[3]

Hackensack University Medical Center has been designated as a magnet hospital since 1995 after it became the first hospital in the country to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence by the ANA. HUMC is a state-designated New Jersey Children's Hospital and a full-voting member in the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). HUMC is also a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges' prestigious New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH). The Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is New Jersey's largest and most comprehensive and is among the nation's top 10 in patient volume.[4] The Cancer Center's Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program is one of the top eight in the United States.[4]

The hospital is a member of the Planetree Alliance, a nonprofit association of health-care institutions set up to promote practices to make patients less intimidated and more comfortable with the health care they receive.[citation needed]

On August 1, 2007, Hackensack University Medical Center became a smoke-free campus. Both patients and employees are not allowed to smoke anywhere on the campus grounds.[citation needed]

On February 23, 2011, Becker's Hospital Review listed Hackensack University Medical Center under the 50 Best Hospitals in America.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Campus[edit]

Hackensack University Medical Center lies on a multi-building campus which includes the nine-story 276,000-square-foot (25,600 m2) Hackensack University Medical Plaza building, one of the largest adult ambulatory care facilities in the northeastern United States and one of the largest in the country.[6] Though HackensackUMC has one for almost every one of its buildings, the Hackensack University Medical Plaza building has HUMC's largest above and below grade parking, with a capacity of approximately 1,700 cars, and even offers valet parking and door-to-door service. As of January 2007, there are 15 buildings on the HackensackUMC campus, besides the Hackensack University Medical Plaza, the main buildings include:

The main entrance of Hackensack University Medical Center

Other campus buildings include the Jeffrey M. Creamer Trauma Center (Emergency Department); the Dr. John Apovian Prompt Care Center; the Hekemian Conference Center; The Hillcrest Building; the George Link Jr. Pavilion which houses the Banta Lobby, Emil Buehler Helipad, and the Samuel Toscano Sr. Surgical Suite; Johnson Hall; The Patient Pavilion; and St. John’s Building.

In addition to its main facilities, HackensackUMC maintains offices around the parameter of its campus as well as in downtown Hackensack. Located at 25 East Salem Street in the Urban Plaza Building is the Center for Trauma Recovery, the QUEST Adult Outpatient Program, Health Awareness Regional Program (HARP), the Geriatric Assessment Program, the Hospice Program, and HUMC’s Home Health Agency; a block away at 25 Salem Street is HUMC’s The Access and Assessment Center, and a block away from there at 301 Union Street is the Wellington Health Care Center.

Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley[edit]

In November 2006, Hackensack University Medical Center entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Pascack Valley Hospital (PVH), located in Westwood, New Jersey, to possibly acquire the hospital from Well Care Group, Inc.[7] On October 1, 2008, Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley opened as, "a satellite emergency department to treat non-life-threatening emergencies."[8]

The Centers at Hasbrouck Heights[edit]

The Centers at Hasbrouck Heights includes The Dave Winfield Nutrition Center and The Community Health Center located in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey at 214 Terrace Avenue and 212 Terrace Avenue, respectively. A branch of the HUMC's Geriatrics Clinic is also located at 212 Terrace Avenue.

The Centers at Franklin Lakes[edit]

The Centers at Franklin Lakes is located at 795 Franklin Avenue in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and includes a branch of HUMC’s The Cancer Center and a branch of The Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care.

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center[edit]

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is among the nation’s top 50 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for cancer – the only cancer center in New Jersey with this designation.[citation needed]

The John Theurer Cancer Center has fourteen specialized divisions and Radiation Oncology experts.[9]

  • Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program
  • Lymphoma Division
  • Multiple Myeloma Division
  • Leukemia Division
  • Neuro-Oncology Division: Brain and Spine Institute
  • Skin and Sarcoma Division: Cutaneous Malignancy Program
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology Division
  • Geriatric Oncology Division
  • Head and Neck Oncology Division
  • Thoracic Oncology Division
  • Radiation Oncology Department
  • Urologic Oncology Division
  • Breast Oncology Division
  • Gynecologic Oncology Division
  • Research Division

New Building[edit]

In 2011, the John Theurer Cancer Center opened a $130-million, 155,000-square-foot building that houses the 14 specialty divisions along with research and oncology services.

The lobby has a flight of 200 soaring Murano glass birds and a wall of over 30 plant species with a 24-foot waterfall.

The cancer center includes:[10]

  • Tranquility/meditation room, fitness studio, and yoga classes that are free for patients
  • Patient resource library with a medical librarian and internet connection
  • Terrace garden with a vegetable garden to teach patients to grow their own food
  • Demonstration kitchen for cooking and nutrition lessons

Branch offices[edit]

Hackensack University Medical Center has a Health Awareness Regional Program and an Employee Assistance Program Development both located at 2 Sears Drive in Paramus. Two programs located are located Westwood; the Geriatric Assessment Program located at 54 Jefferson Avenue, and The Home Health Agency located at 190 Westwood Avenue. HUMC also maintains an office for The Home Health Agency at 375 Murray Hill Parkway, in East Rutherford near the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU)[edit]

HUMC mobile ICU coverage

As of 2007, Hackensack University Medical Center provides ALS coverage to 35 municipalities and operates five paramedic fly-cars. Four are in service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One full-time unit is stationed at 199 Russell Pl. a few blocks away from the main campus; another full-time unit is located in East Rutherford on Paterson Avenue; two additional units are stationed at Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley; and its fifth, which is a part-time unit, is stationed at 72 Kimmig Avenue in Lodi at the Volunteer Ambulance Corps during its hours of operation. A sixth unit is stationed in Garfield is a hybrid ALS unit and Specialty Care Transport Unit. That unit is in a specially equipped ambulance and is transport capable.

Hackensack University Medical Center provides paramedic service to the following municipalities in Bergen County, New Jersey:

Bogota, Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Garfield, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Little Ferry, Lodi, Maywood, Moonachie, Paramus, River Edge, Ridgefield Park, Rochelle Park, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Teterboro, Wallington, and Wood-Ridge.[11]

On November 21, 2007, the HUMC MICU primary service area was expanded to include the municipalities formerly covered by Pascack Valley Hospital, including:

Closter, Emerson, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Montvale, northern New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Oradell, northern Paramus, Park Ridge, River Vale, Rockleigh, Township of Washington, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Hospitals 2006: Hackensack University Medical Center, N.J.". USnews.com. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Hackensack University Medical Center and Pascack Valley Hospital Enter Into MOU for Merger". Retrieved 2007-01-20. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Hackensack University Medical Center". Hoovers. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's Top Doctors". Retrieved 2007-01-20. 
  5. ^ Becker's Hospital Review
  6. ^ Hackensack University Medical Center profile, US Hospitals. Accessed June 14, 2007.
  7. ^ HUMC.com HUMC Press Releases: HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AND PASCACK VALLEY HOSPITAL ENTER INTO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR POSSIBLE ACQUISITION
  8. ^ Washburn, Lindy (October 1, 2008). "Pascack Valley ER Reopens". The Record (North Jersey Media Group). Retrieved 2008-10-05. [dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.jtcancercenter.com
  10. ^ http://humccancer.org/
  11. ^ Hackensack University Medical Center Mobile Intensive Care Unit
  12. ^ Fazeli Fard, Maggie (1/9/2008). "MICU Comes Home". Community Life. Retrieved 2008-10-27.  [dead link]

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