March 30, 2016
On April 4, Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, will begin his first day as the new president of Hackensack University Medical Center. The move represents a transition from his current role as executive vice president and chief medical officer.
Hackensack University Health Network President and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Garrett, who has been serving as the health network and medical center president and chief executive officer, will continue in his role as president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network, and ultimately of Hackensack Meridian Health once that merger is complete.
“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. He said Dr. Sawczuk’s various roles — 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 the medical center and beyond.