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New president named for Hackensack University Medical Center

A national search for a new president for Hackensack University Medical Center ended where it started — with a leading physician who has also served as a key executive at the hospital, officials announced Thursday.

Ihor S. Sawczuk will become the new president on April 4, succeeding Robert C. Garrett, who will concentrate in his role as president and CEO of the rapidly growing Hackensack University Health Network as well as another venture, officials said.

“For 15 years, HackensackUMC has been fortunate to have Dr. Sawczuk as not only a physician – but as one of our most well-respected executive leaders,” Garrett said.

“His various roles — as executive vice president, chief medical officer, vice president of Academic Affairs and chairman of the Department of Urology — are a direct reflection of his influence and demonstrated leadership within our medical center and beyond,’’ Garrett said.

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