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HackensackUMC Honored as a National Environmental Leader for Social Stewardship


Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has received the HealthTrust 2014 Member Recognition Award for Social Stewardship. The medical center was honored for demonstrating a commitment to conservation and preservation of the healthcare environment.


HackensackUMC was recognized for exhibiting environmentally conscious practices campus-wide and for conducting environmentally responsible purchasing. Committed to its sustainability, conservation and recycling initiatives, the medical center is increasingly recognized as a leader in this regard.

“I want to thank our colleagues for their collaborative efforts and offer my appreciation to the team at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and the entire HackensackUMC Green Team,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “This significant achievement is in recognition of their efforts on behalf of our patients, staff and extended community.”

The HealthTrust Social Stewardship Award was formally presented during the 2014 HealthTrust University Conference and Vendor Fair held in Nashville, TN, on July 29.

HackensackUMC is a member hospital of HealthTrust, a group purchasing affiliation, headquartered in Brentwood, TN. HealthTrust works to strengthen provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions. 

HackensackUMC, in collaboration with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, is committed to identifying, controlling, and ultimately preventing the toxic exposures in the environment that threaten the health and well-being of children, their families and the wider community.

About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2014-15. It is one of the top 30 hospitals in the nation by receiving 11 national specialty rankings, including a national ranking for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for eight years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament and the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLV111 Host Committee. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.   

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