Hackensack University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack University Health Network, is truly an extraordinary place bringing together exceptional patient care and medical innovation. This powerful combination enables us to take medicine further than ever before, to push beyond traditional thinking and provide patients with amazing possibilities.
Founded in 1888 with just 12 beds, HackensackUMC was Bergen County's first hospital. As we continue to grow and flourish, this nonprofit, teaching and research hospital has grown to become the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in New Jersey. Not only have we added 763 more beds to our facilities, we’re now Bergen County’s hub of healthcare for the Northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas.
About Hackensack University Health Network
Hackensack University Health Network is the non-profit, New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University HealthPartners Medical Group, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group (Dallas, TX) in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. With more than 9,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed medical staff members at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is the largest healthcare system in northern New Jersey. The Network has current clinical collaborations and affiliations with Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Palisades Medical Center, and Saint Clare’s Health System. It also formed a strategic alliance with the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and a clinical affiliation with MinuteClinic, the retail healthcare division of CVS Caremark.
World-Class Cardiac Care
HackensackUMC is home to the Heart & Vascular Hospital, one of America’s most comprehensive cardiac and vascular care centers. This “hospital within a hospital” provides a full-range of state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive services, including electrophysiology studies, a state-designated cardiac catheterization center, and one of the largest cardiac surgery programs in the state.
The care at the Heart & Vascular Hospital has garnered national recognition by being named one of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™, one of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals list for Cardiology and Heart Surgery, listed as a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital, and listed on Becker's Hospital Review "70 Hospitals with Great Cardiology Programs" list.
Led by breakthrough research, the Heart & Vascular Hospital integrates preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services with a special focus on cardiovascular disease management. Inpatients and outpatients are treated for all types of cardiac and vascular diseases by an array of specialists—all from one central location. This collaborative, multidisciplinary model allows for more efficient and effective care.
One of the Nation’s Largest Cancer Centers
At 155,000 square-feet, the John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cancer centers, and ranks in the top 10 for patient volume. Opened in December of 2010, the cancer center has quickly established a reputation of excellence and has been ranked among the 50 best hospitals in the United States and is the highest-ranked Cancer Center in New Jersey in the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report’sBest Hospitals for Cancerlist. Becker's Hospital Review listed the John Theurer Cancer Center on its “70 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs" list.
The cancer center houses outpatient cancer services and incorporates diagnostic facilities, chemotherapy preparation and infusion areas, pharmacy and laboratory resources, as well as a full spectrum of radiation oncology services. We have 14 specialized teams on-site who are fully engaged in the medical and emotional care of patients and their loved ones. Each of the 14 divisions features teams of physicians, nurses, technologists, and support staff with clinical and research expertise in a specific type of cancer, allowing for advanced, focused care.
The John Theurer Cancer Center was built following eco-friendly guidelines outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and developed by the U. S. Green Building Council, making it an institution devoted to life-sustaining practices from the inside out.
Nationally-Renowned Children's Hospital
As a state-designated children's hospital, The Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical pediatric care in more than 30 specialties, all integrated within a state-of-the-art child-focused facility. The 300,000-square-foot facility offers 24-hour access to leading physicians, nurses, staff and a pediatric emergency department. This facility is one of the country’s first environmentally responsible and sustainable healthcare facilities and is ranked as one of the Top 10 Green Hospitals by The Green Guide.
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has also been named among the top 25 Best Children’s Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report’s2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. It is the first hospital in New Jersey ever tobe ranked in anyBest Children’s Hospitals specialty, and its ranking climbed to 25 from 50 in 2011-12.
Environmentally-Friendly Hospital Designed Just for Women
As the recipient of the HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award™ for seven consecutive years, the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital is dedicated to providing superior care to its patients. The hospital is part of the 300,000-square-foot Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion. The pavilion was carefully planned and developed to provide exceptional patient satisfaction and services within an environmentally healthy facility. Its design, energy systems, cleaning supplies, linens, medical equipment, and even the food prepared for patient/staff/visitor consumption are environmentally friendly in keeping with the values of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology®, an award-winning non-profit organization at HackensackUMC.
In 2011, we welcomed more than 6,200 babies – more than any other hospital in New Jersey – a true testament to our long history of trusted care in the community.
Quality & Accreditations
HackensackUMC is continuing to prove that “impossible” is just an opinion. We’ve created an environment that encourages medical innovation to flourish by recruiting top doctors and giving them freedom to push research and treatments beyond traditional thinking. We’re proud to highlight a few of the awards HackensackUMC has earned:
Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ 2013 (seven consecutive years) - HackensackUMC is the only hospital in NJ, NY and New England to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals seven years in row, and one of only two hospitals in New York-Northern New Jersey to achieve this distinction
2013 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ - 11 Consecutive Years – the only hospital in NJ, NY and New England to win this award 11 years in a row
HealthGrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals™ top 100 hospitals in 10 different areas – more than any other hospital in the nation: Cardiac Care; Coronary Intervention; Pulmonary Care; Orthopedic Surgery; Joint Replacement; Stroke Care; Prostatectomy; Gastrointestinal Care; General Surgery; and Critical Care.
U.S. News & World Report: ranked as the number one hospital in New Jersey and the fourth Best Hospital in the New York metro area in 2012
U.S. News & World Report 2012: eight national rankings in: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; and Urology
U.S. News & World Report 2012: four high-performing rankings in the New York metro area in: Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gynecology; Nephrology; and Pulmonology
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital - top 25 Best Children’s Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings - two years in a row - the first hospital in New Jersey to be ranked in any Best Children’s Hospitals specialty
The Leapfrog Group – the only hospital in New Jersey to be listed among The Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospitals List for three consecutive years
The Leapfrog Group – Grade “A” Patient Safety Rating
2012 NJBIZ NJ’s Top Research Centers
HealthGrades® Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ for the second consecutive year 2011-2012
HealthGrades® 2012 Women’s Health Excellence Award™
CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Accreditation
Becker's Hospital Review "70 Hospitals With Great Oncology Programs" list
100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare according to Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review
Becker’s Hospital Review one of the nation’s 100 great hospitals of 2012
Becker’s Hospital Review - 50 top grossing hospitals in the United States #14
American Alliance of Healthcare Providers “AAHCP”, 100 top hospitals Hospital of Choice Awards for the spring quarter
Becker's Hospital Review "101 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs"
Becker’s Hospital Review listed HackensackUMC’s Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital as one of its “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs”
John Theurer Cancer Center recipient of the 2012 New Good Neighbor Award from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and New Jersey Business Magazine.
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Achievement Award
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Designation on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll