Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Recognition Gala Raises $2 Million
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 07, 2012, 07:25 AM EST
“Congratulations to the entire HackensackUMC Foundation team for producing such a successful and enjoyable evening,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network.
“Proceeds from this event directly contribute to the success of our medical center, and have afforded us the opportunity to elevate our status as one of the top hospitals in the nation.”
The Foundation Gala benefited two of HackensackUMC’s major projects: the Emergency and Trauma Center expansion and the continued enhancement of the new Heart & Vascular Hospital.
The Emergency and Trauma Center’s innovative expansion is responsive to the demands of a Level II Trauma Center using a patient-centered model to ensure all aspects of emergency care. The external footprint will include a new building while the internal structure of care also evolves. Semiprivate curtained cubicles will be transformed into private treatment suites. These suites will feature pods offering specific care dedicated to the medical and social needs of cardiac, cancer, geriatric, pediatric trauma and adult trauma patients. The existing Emergency and Trauma Center will almost double in size while the scope of care focuses on the unique needs of each patient.
The Heart & Vascular Hospital builds on an ongoing commitment to create a “hospital within a hospital” offering patients a dynamic brand of cardiovascular care. This collaboration on cutting-edge technique and integration of top notch treatment raises the bar on cardiovascular services and patient care facilities. The Heart & Vascular Hospital incorporates inpatient and outpatient services, testing, screening, and community awareness programs to provide the full spectrum of cardiovascular care. With an emphasis on cardiovascular disease management and research advancement, we bring the best specialists together under one roof to deliver the region’s broadest array of exceptional service.
“We are proud that the HackensackUMC Foundation raised $2 million at the gala this year,” said Kerry Kruckel Gibbs, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the HackensackUMC Foundation. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure continuous funding for the world-class services, programs and buildings at HackensackUMC, and we are happy that the Gala was such a successful event.”
Guests were treated to private access to some of the exhibits at the world-renown Museum of Modern Art. Entertainers for the evening included: La Femme Classique, electric violinist; The New Century Dancers; Elan Artist’s Rock String Quartet; and Shenandoah and the Night.
Established in 1980 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the HackensackUMC Foundation raises funds and receives as many as 17,000 charitable gifts annually that support the diverse programs and services at the medical center. The Foundation accepts contributions in the form of: direct cash gifts and pledges, matching corporate gifts, planned gifts and naming opportunities. For more information on upcoming events or ways to donate, please call 551-996-3720 or visit HackensackUMCFoundation.org.
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a non-profit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, New Jersey, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state, and home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the county. This 775-bed facility has gone beyond traditional thinking by creating an entire campus of care, including: the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital. As a result of using science and creativity to push medicine further, HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top four New York metro area hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report, and has received nine national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 25 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals list. The medical center has also been named one of the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® and one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®. It is listed among the Leapfrog Top Hospitals List, received 18 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission, and is listed as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence. The medical center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more about one of the nation’s 50 best hospitals, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org .