Hackensack University Medical Center | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Hackensack University Medical Center was founded in 1888 with 12 beds as Bergen County's first hospital. Today, the 775-bed nonprofit, tertiary care, teaching and research hospital serves northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. With more than 7,600 employees, it is Bergen County's largest employers.

HackensackUMC describes itself as "a team committed to providing an exceptional patient experience through quality patient-centered care, education, research and community outreach." HackensackUMC is the first hospital nationwide recognized by HHS for reaching Phase IV Gold level achievement in the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign. This recognition is a direct result of activities promoting enrollment in the New Jersey state organ donor registry.

The medical center is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 10 adult specialties and one pediatric specialty — neurology and neurosurgery. It is ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 4 in the New York metro area. HackensackUMC was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet-recognized hospital for nursing excellence, and it was the second hospital in the country to receive its fifth consecutive designation in January 2014. It has consistently been among Healthgrades America's Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas.

HackensackUMC is the hometown hospital of the NFL's New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team.


In their own words:

"HackensackUMC prides itself on its history spanning more than 125 years. It began as a 12-bed hospital built by and for the members of its community in response to the Great Blizzard of 1888. Since then, it has grown into a 775-bed world-class academic, research and medical center, and is the flagship hospital of the Hackensack University Health Network – one of the largest health systems in New Jersey. Despite its growth, HackensackUMC has never lost sight of its mission to provide superior healthcare to its patients. This is evident in the numerous awards and recognitions received, as well as the encouraging environment it has created for its healthcare team. The team continues to go beyond for patients and their families."

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