Wednesday, January 23, 2013
HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley CEO Chad Melton said he expects the hospital to take its first patient June 1.
Officials at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley expect to take their first patient June 1, according to CEO Chad Melton. Melton told Patch Tuesday that renovations to the former Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood are about 90 percent complete and they hope to have a certificate of occupancy for the whole building within the next month and have a license by April. The renovations will make the hospital an all around more comfortable place for patients than the Pascack Valley Hospital was, Melton said. The old pea green walls have been repainted white or other bright colors. Furniture in work areas is designed to dampen sound so it will not bother patients. The new layout will also be easier for guests to navigate, Melton said. "I have no …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
For 24 years, Bergen County's local PBA's have been delivering Christmas toys to kids in need.
Lines are never good. But these lines are particularly bad. You will not find them in toy stores or in malls. These lines are the pathways carved by unimaginable agony, yet tell a story of unceasing hope and incredible faith. These are the lines that map the faces of parents afflicted with the anguish of watching over, and caring for, their seriously ill children. Many of whom are dying. Now in its 24th year, the Santa Response Team, organized by Closter police sergeant Don Nicoletti and consisting of PBA members from all over North Jersey, has brought Santa to Hackensack University Medical Center's Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital and Tomorrows Children to deliver Christmas to the children and families who occupy every pediatric …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Aretha Franklin performs as thousands gather for Celebrating Life and Liberty event.
Lauren Heaney’s daughter Emilia was only 6 months old when she as told she had lymphoma. Heaney never felt sorry for herself. She had a single goal in mind from the minute she was diagnosed: Survive. “It was never, ‘I hope I’m going to beat this.’ It was always ‘I’ve got to fight harder’,” said Heaney, a first-grade teacher in Wayne. Heaney was the emcee of the fourth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty gathering. More than 3,000 attended the event Sunday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center sponsored the event. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and a pancreatic cancer survivor, performed on stage with an orchestra and back-up singers. She sang Gospel songs and…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
U.S. News ranked Hackensack University Medical Center as the No. 4 hospital in the New York Metro area and the top hospital in New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center has been named the top hospital in New Jersey and the fourth best hospital in the New York Metro area in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The 775-bed facility in Bergen County is considered the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state, and home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the county. The campus also includes the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital. “What an honor it is to receive this recognition from a prestigious healthcare ratings agency such as U.S. News & World Report,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Hackensack University Medical Center physicians will serve as medical directors of CVS/pharmacy walk-in medical clinics.
In a partnership with CVS, Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) physicians will serve as medical directors for six CVS Minute Clinics. Minute Clinics offer patients walk-in services for common illnesses and wellness and prevention services, such as cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screening and monitoring. Under this agreement, HUMC physicians will also refer patients to one another when additional care is needed that the Minute Clinic cannot provide to the patient. In addition to this collaboration, the patient can give permission for the Minute Clinic to electronically share their medical history with HUMC locations in northeast New Jersey. Andrew Sussman, President of Minute Clinic, said in a written statement "We …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Phil Simms visited The Shops at Riverside this weekend to join HUMC in celebrating Heart Health Month
This weekend, Giants fans descended upon The Shops at Riverside as former Giants quarterback and Hackensack University Medical Center teamed up in the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower people to reduce their risk. Cardiovascular health screenings will be conducted and include body fat composition and blood pressure checks. While Simms shared his top 10 heart health tips.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Bergen County PBA's toy drive celebrates its biggest year ever
PBA members from across Bergen County delivered more than 2000 toys to area hospitals and shelters on Tuesday, toys that had been collected for weeks at myriad police departments. The Santa Response Team "is like a chain link fence," Closter police officer and founding SRT member Don Nicoletti said as he surveyed the endless piles of toys being delivered by dozens of volunteers. "We're only as strong as each link." Nicoletti told Patch that this was "by far the best year ever" with the most toys being collected and distributed. "Every year this event grows," Nicoletti said proudly. "This year is much bigger because a lot more agencies have jumped onto the SRT sleigh." He also commented that even in an economy like this, people continue to…
Monday, December 12, 2011
Chiefs annual hospital ‘toys for tots’ puts smiles on the faces of many sick children and their parents
“He’s magical,” three-year old Rebecca whispered to her mother when Santa Claus handed her a Barbie Princess doll as she sat cradled in her mother’s arms in Holy Name Medical Center. “Rebecca loves princesses,” her mother said overcome with emotion that unexpected kindness brings. “I am a princess,” Rebecca confidently countered. This was just one of the stops that Santa made last week with his very special helpers--Bergen County Chiefs of Police and Sheriff Michael Saudino, former chief of the Emerson police department and past president of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association. Santa and his helpers delivered toys purchased by the Chiefs Association to the pediatric wards of Englewood, Holy Name Medical Center, Hackensack …