HackensackUMC Announces Sharad Sahu, M.D. as Vice President, Clinical Integration

April 18, 2016


Sharad Sahu, M.D., vice president, Clinical Integration, Hackensack University Health Network.

HackensackUMC is pleased to announce Dr. Sharad Sahu has been named the vice president of Clinical Integration.  Under this position, Dr. Sahu will be leading the integration of clinical programs and ensuring standards of care across HackensackUMC.

“Congratulations to Dr. Sahu on his new position at HackensackUMC.  I am very pleased that Dr. Sahu will be bringing together our physician leaders and healthcare team to share best practices and lead clinical integration,” said Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., president, HackensackUMC.

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Sahu has been a part of the HackensackUMC community since 2004.  He was director of Physician Affairs, the chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, chair of the Clinical Integration Committee, and the physician lead for the CityMD/HackensackUMC partnership.   As director of Physician Affairs, he has been directly involved in clinical integration at the Hackensack University Health Network affiliates.  He has worked with chairs of all departments at HackensackUMC regarding safety, quality, length of stay and volume.

“Dr. Sahu’s leadership in our urgent care ventures and the clinical integration efforts with HackensackUMC Palisades make him a perfect candidate to undertake this position,” said Sawczuk.

Dr. Sahu has been the physician lead for the Integration Steering Committee with HackensackUMC Palisades, the newest addition to HackensackUHN.  This committee is tasked with streamlining clinical initiatives.

He also directly oversees urgent care ventures for HackensackUMC.  He was involved in integration with nine CVS Minute Clinic affiliations with HackensackUMC and two CityMD New Jersey locations in Paramus and Clifton.

Dr. Sahu received his Bachelors of Science at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA in Biology and Economics.  He attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine.

Sharad Sahu, M.D., vice president, Clinical Integration, Hackensack University Health Network.

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 one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more 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 www.HackensackUMC.org.