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Hospital type  Teaching
Emergency department  Level II trauma center
Number of beds  900
Standard  The Joint Commission
Standards  JCAHO
Phone  +1 551-996-2000
Date founded  1881
Hackensack University Medical Center
Location  30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Care system  Medicare (US), Medicaid, Charity care
Affiliated university  Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School
Address  30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hours
CEO  Robert C. Garrett (4 Nov 2009–)

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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. 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.

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. 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. The Cancer Center's Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program is one of the top eight in the United States.

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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, is one of the largest adult ambulatory care facilities in the northeastern United States and one of the largest in the country. 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. 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 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

    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. On October 1, 2008, Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley opened as, "a satellite emergency department to treat non-life-threatening emergencies."

    The Centers at Hasbrouck Heights

    The Centers at Hasbrouck Heights includes The Dave Winfield Nutrition Center, which was established in 1986, The Community Health Center located in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey and a branch of the HUMC's Geriatrics Clinic.

    The Centers at Franklin Lakes

    The Centers at Franklin Lakes is located 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

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

  • 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

    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:

  • 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

    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)

    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.

    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.


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