Hackensack University Medical Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hackensack University Medical Center
"Where Medicine Meets Innovation"
Location30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Coordinates40°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
Care systemMedicare (US), Medicaid, Charity care
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityRutgers University - New Jersey Medical School
Emergency departmentLevel II trauma center
SpecialityCardiac care and cardiac surgery,[1] geriatric services (State-Designated Children's Hospital and ANA Magnet Facility)
HelipadFAA LID: NJ22
ListsHospitals in New Jersey
Other linksNACHRI
Planetree Alliance

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) is a 770-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.[2] HUMC is New Jersey's largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services and is the fourth largest hospital in the nation based on admissions.[3] 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.[4]

Hackensack University Medical Center has been designated as a magnet hospital since 1995 after it became the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet recognized hospital for nursing excellence by the ANA.[5] 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' 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.[6] The Cancer Center's Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program is one of the top eight in the United States.[6]



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, which was constructed in 1998, and opened on September 21, 1998, is one of the largest adult ambulatory care facilities in the northeastern United States and one of the largest in the country.[7] The address of the Hackensack University Medical Plaza is 20 Prospect Avenue, which is located at Hackensack, New Jersey at Hackensack University Medical Center. Though Hackensack UMC 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. Factually, there's a special connector on the third floor that connects from the parking garage to the elevator hall in the Medical Plaza. As of January 2007, there are 15 buildings on the HackensackUMC campus, besides the Hackensack University Medical Plaza, the main buildings include:

  • The Alfred N. Sanzari Medical Arts Building and Learning Center
  • The Audrey Hepburn Children's House, a state-designated Regional Diagnostic Center for Child Abuse and Neglect; serves Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties.
  • David Joseph Jurist Research Center for Tomorrows Children which houses the David and Alice Jurist Institute for Research and the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology (named for Deirdre Imus)
  • Don Imus/WFAN Pediatric Center for Tomorrows Children (named for Don Imus)
  • The MOLLY Diabetes Center for Adults
  • The Sarkis Gabrellian Women's and Children's Pavilion, which houses The Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital, The Donna A. Sanzari Women's Hospital, and The Mark Messier Skyway for Tomorrow's Children
  • The Sarkis and Siran Child Care and Learning 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 perimeter 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,[8] to possibly acquire the hospital from Well Care Group, Inc.[9] On October 1, 2008, Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley opened as "a satellite emergency department to treat non-life-threatening emergencies."[10] It was ultimately converted to a full-service hospital together with for-profit partner LHP Hospital Group (now Ardent Health Services) in 2013.

Hackensack University Medical Center at Mountainside[edit]

Mountainside Hospital (also known as HackensackUMC Mountainside), located in Montclair, New Jersey, became part of the Hackensack network when it was acquired by Hackensack and LHP (now Ardent) jointly in 2012 from Merit Health Systems.

The Centers at Hasbrouck Heights[edit]

The Centers at Hasbrouck Heights includes The Dave Winfield Nutrition Center, which was established in 1986. The Dave Winfield Nutrition Center was founded by and named after Dave Winfield. The Community Health Center located in Hasbrouck Heights and a branch of the HUMC's Geriatrics Clinic. The Dave Winfield Nutrition Center has an additional location at Hackensack University Medical Center, in the Hackensack University Medical Plaza, which is located at 20 Prospect Avenue Suite 912A.

The Centers at Franklin Lakes[edit]

The Centers at Franklin Lakes is located in Franklin Lakes and includes a branch of HUMC's The Cancer Center and a branch of The Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care, which is located at the Hackensack University Medical Plaza at 20 Prospect Avenue Suite 513.

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

The John Theurer Cancer Center has fourteen specialized divisions and Radiation Oncology experts.[11] The center is headed by the Chairman Andre Goy and the Chief Innovations Officer Andrew Pecora.[12]

  • 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:[13]

  • 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 and The Home Health Agency. HUMC also maintains an office for The Home Health Agency in East Rutherford.

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 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 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.[14]

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, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake.[15]


  1. ^ "Best Hospitals 2006: Hackensack University Medical Center, N.J." USnews.com. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08.
  2. ^ "Locations - Hackensack University Medical Center". Hackensack UMC. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  3. ^ "Hackensack University Medical Center and Pascack Valley Hospital Enter Into MOU for Merger". Archived from the original on April 7, 2008. Retrieved 2007-01-20.
  4. ^ "Hackensack University Medical Center". Hoovers. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
  5. ^ "U.S. News Best Hospitals Hackensack University Medical Center". Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  6. ^ a b "Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. America's Top Doctors". Retrieved 2007-01-20.
  7. ^ Hackensack University Medical Center profile, US Hospitals. Accessed June 14, 2007.
  8. ^ "The Connected Communicator: Robert Garrett, President and CEO of Hackensack University Medical Center". Becker's Hospital Review. p. all. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  10. ^ Washburn, Lindy (October 1, 2008). "Pascack Valley ER Reopens". The Record. North Jersey Media Group. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  11. ^ http://www.jtcancercenter.com
  12. ^ Washburn, Lindy (2015-03-11). "Hackensack University Medical Center opens new cancer treatment center". The Record. Retrieved 2017-05-24 – via NorthJersey.com.
  13. ^ http://humccancer.org/
  14. ^ Hackensack University Medical Center Mobile Intensive Care Unit
  15. ^ Fazeli Fard, Maggie (2008-01-09). "MICU Comes Home". Community Life. Archived from the original on September 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27.

External links[edit]