Hackensack University Medical Center

About Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center, a 781-bed nonprofit teaching and research hospital, was Bergen County’s first hospital founded in 1888. It was also the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet®-recognized hospital for nursing excellence, receiving its sixth consecutive designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The academic flagship of the Hackensack Meridian Health network, Hackensack University Medical Center is Nationally-Ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 in four specialties, more than any other hospital in New Jersey. The hospital is home to the state's only nationally-ranked Urology and Neurology & Neurosurgery programs, as well as the best Cardiology & Heart Surgery program. It also offers patients nationally-ranked Orthopedic care and one of the state’s premier Cancer Centers (John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center). Hackensack University Medical Center also ranked as High-Performing in conditions such as Acute Kidney Failure, Heart Attack (AMI), Heart Failure, Pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Diabetes and Stroke. As well as High Performing in procedures like Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG), Colon Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer Surgery, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. This award-winning care is provided on a campus that is home to facilities such as the Heart & Vascular Hospital; and the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which houses the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, ranked #1 in the state and top 20 in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospital Report. Additionally, the children’s nephrology program ranks in the top 50 in the United States. Hackensack University Medical Center is also home to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and is listed on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. Our comprehensive clinical research portfolio includes studies focused on precision medicine, translational medicine, immunotherapy, cell therapy, and vaccine development. The hospital has embarked on the largest healthcare expansion project ever approved by the state: Construction of the Helena Theurer Pavilion, a 530,000-sq.-ft., nine-story building, which began in 2019. A $714.2 million endeavor, the pavilion is one the largest healthcare capital projects in New Jersey and will house 24 state-of-the-art operating rooms with intraoperative MRI capability, 50 ICU beds, and 175 medical/surgical beds including a 50 room Musculoskeletal Institute.

  • Hackensack University Medical Center, has more nationally ranked specialties than any hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report. We are also the state's only nationally ranked Urology and Neurology & Neurosurgery programs, as well nationally ranked and the best Cardiology & Heart Surgery program and offer our patients nationally ranked Orthopedic care.
  • John Theurer Cancer Center is part of the NCI-designated Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University and recognized as the #1 hospital for cancer care in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll. 
  • Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, the #1 Children’s Hospital in New Jersey and nationally ranked in Nephrology.
  • 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.
  • Ranked among the best hospitals in New Jersey and the World, four years in a row in the Newsweek’s 2022 World’s Best Hospitals list
  • First and only hospital in New Jersey — and one of only a few in the country — to offernoninvasive MRI-guided focused ultrasound, called Exablate® Neuro platform, to treathand tremors, or involuntary and rhythmic shaking that affects people with certainneurological conditions.

Mark Sparta“More than 130 years after we became Bergen County's first hospital, we are proud to have grown into becoming the best hospital in New Jersey. It’s an honor and privilege to care for our community. Ultimately, our goal is to enable every member of our community to get better and live healthier -– from preventive care and specialty care to state-of-the-art surgery, treatment and rehabilitation.” - Mark D. Sparta, FACHE

President, Executive Vice President, Population Health Clinical Operations
Hackensack Meridian Health
Mark D. Sparta, FACHE

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