Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center   
Hackensack University Medical Center

Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center

Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center program is designed to support the mission of Hackensack University Medical Center by introducing neighbors, friends and colleagues to the medical center and its facilities, services, physicians, resources and research initiatives. The program is NOT a fundraising organization, and there is never a fee to attend our events. Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center creates a space that fosters connection, participation and dialogue among those who value the medical center and are committed to its future. The program establishes a new community based on the shared recognition of the medical center’s critical importance to our region and its families.

Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center provides an environment of discovery to learn about medical center advances and all that Hackensack University Medical Center has to offer.

Attendees are discouraged from pursuing personal business interests or soliciting attendees while at Friends events.

Friends of Hackensack University Medical Center Events

Types of events we host include:

  • Educational events that highlight the work of our distinguished clinicians and scientists, such as the “Breakthroughs in Medicine” lectures and “Straight Talk” luncheons
  • Social and informational events and gatherings, such as parties at private homes or local venues
  • Tours and talks that showcase the medical center, such as tours of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center and HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get more information about the events Friends is planning?

Once you request more information, all invitations to Friends events will be sent to the email address you provide.

What events will I be invited to?

Separate events are held in each of the three areas in which the Friends has groups: Franklin Lakes/Wyckoff, Saddle River Valley, and northeast Bergen County. Members are invited to events with their local group as well as to the gatherings to which all groups participate, e.g., the Breakthroughs in Medicine series. Of course, depending upon demand and other limitations, not every Friend will be invited to every event.

What are the benefits of joining?

The benefits of joining are numerous, including:

  • Direct access to Hackensack University Medical Center, its physicians, and resources;
  • Participation in programs, demonstrations, lectures, and events; and
  • Inclusion in the Hackensack University Medical Center family

How can I get more information?

For any additional questions, please contact Maureen McLaughlin at

For More Information

To join our program or find out more, please fill out the following form.

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