October 12, 2017
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, president of Hackensack University Medical Center, has been honored by the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce at its Gala 2017 — A Night of Hope.
“I am humbled by this meaningful recognition,” said Dr. Sawczuk, who shared the honor with Julia Orlando, director of the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center. “I am proud to join with the Chamber and Ms. Orlando, as we work to provide the very best for our community.”
The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce, which has been serving the community since 1933, is involved in a variety of programs to support the well-being of the business community, the city and the surrounding area. It is a voluntary group of business and professional people dedicated to promoting civic, business and community success.
“I am delighted to congratulate Dr. Sawczuk on this well-deserved recognition,” said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “He fully embodies the essential leadership qualities that motivate and inspire our team members to provide the highest quality, human-centered care.”
At this event annually, the Chamber recognizes two members of the community who have made an impact on the public through business and volunteer work. This year’s theme was A Night of Hope.
“Dr. Sawczuk brings hope to so many through the innovative approach that Hackensack Meridian Health brings to health care every day,” said Lauren Zisa Samulka, executive director of the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Hackensack University Medical Center is an excellent partner for our business community and the greater Hackensack community in so many ways.”
The gala event celebrating the contributions of Dr. Sawczuk and Ms. Orlando was held at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack on September 28.
PHOTO CAPTION: The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Gala recently at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack. The Chamber recognized two members of the community who have made an impact on the public through business and volunteer work. Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, president of Hackensack University Medical Center, and Julia Orlando, director of Bergen County Housing and Human Health Services Center, were honored. Pictured from left to right: Lauren Zisa Samulka, executive director, Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Ihor S. Sawczuk; Julia Orlando; and Diane Some, president of the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, 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 now part of one of the largest networks in the state comprised of 28,000 team members and more than 6,000 physicians. Hackensack University Medical Center was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 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. Hackensack University Medical Center 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. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Hackensack University Medical Center as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America 2017. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, 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. Hackensack University Medical Center is the only New Jersey hospital to be recognized among 25 hospitals and health systems considered Best Places to Work, according to Indeed. Hackensack University Medical Center 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. Hackensack University Medical Center is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and is Official Medical Services Provider to The Northern Trust PGA Golf Tournament. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events especially the Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign providing much needed research at the Children’s Cancer Institute housed at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. To learn more, visit www.HackensackUMC.org.