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Monday, October 15 2018 @ 10:26 PM EDT
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Monday, October 15 2018 @ 10:26 PM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

2016 HackensackUMC Colorectal Symposium: A Review of Benign and Malignant Colorectal Disease



On Saturday, March 12, HackensackUMC hosted the 2016 Colorectal Symposium: A Review of Benign and Malignant Colorectal Disease at the John Theurer Cancer Center.  The audience of surgeons, oncologists, internists, family practitioners, radiologists, pathologists, APN’s, nurses and other healthcare providers reviewed diagnoses and treatment management plans for benign and malignant colorectal tumors.

Pictured here from left to right: Dr. Anoop Wattamwar, Radiology, HackensackUMC; Dr. Martin S. Karpeh, chairman, Department of Surgery, HackensackUMC; Dr. Manish Shah, Bartlett Family Associate, Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology, director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, co-director, Center for Advanced Digestive Care, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Dr. Philip B. Paty, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Dr. Rosario Ligresti, chief, Division of Gastroenterology, director, The Pancreas Center, HackensackUMC; Evan Epper RN, HackensackUMC; Dr. Mark Helbraun, HackensackUMC - recipient of Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Award.

About Hackensack University Medical Center HackensackUMC, a 775- bed 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 1,717 beds, more than 10,000 team members and 3,300 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings - maintaining its place atop the NJ rankings since the rating system was introduced. It was also named one of the top four New York Metro Area hospitals. HackensackUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York and New England to be named one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ nine consecutive years, and receive the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 24 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 has created an entire campus of award-winning care, including: the John Theurer Cancer Center; the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital and Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: http://www.hackensackumc.org/
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