Hackensack Meridian Health and Wyckoff Family YMCA Announce New Partnership Focused on Population Health

January 9, 2019

Wyckoff Family YMCA Announce New Partnership Focused on Population Health
Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Wyckoff Family YMCA.  From left to right: Joyce Kwiatkowski, assistant director, Wyckoff Family YMCA; Joy Vottero, executive director, Wyckoff Family YMCA; Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president, Hackensack University Medical Center and executive vice president, Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health; and Lee Parker, board president, Wyckoff YMCA.

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Wyckoff Family YMCA. In accordance with the newly formed partnership, Hackensack University Medical Center will have a major presence throughout the Wyckoff Y to provide health and wellness education service to YMCA members and area residents and will be designated as “The Trusted Health and Wellness Partner of the Wyckoff Family YMCA.”

“Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to partner with the Wyckoff Family YMCA to provide its members and the communities it serves with programming to help them live longer, healthier lives,”  said Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “It is our mission to build a culture focused on health and wellness in addition to providing high quality treatment not only for our patients but for the communities we serve.”

Hackensack University Medical Center will utilize space at the Wyckoff Family YMCA in Wyckoff as well as the Wyckoff Family YMCA annex in the Franklin Lakes Community Center for health care education, navigation and concierge services. Hackensack University Medical Center will also provide comprehensive health care education at both locations for the benefit of the communities in northern Bergen County.

“The health care landscape has changed, with a strong focus on population health and adopting behaviors that facilitate long-term wellness,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president, Hackensack University Medical Center and executive vice president, Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to not just treating people when they are sick, but offering wellness programs to the community to keep them healthy. Our partnership with the Wyckoff YMCA demonstrates this commitment.”

Monthly programming will be held on topics including:  Ask the nurse: Adult Health and Wellness, Diabetes Self-Management Workshop, American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR, Healthy Kids and Women’s Wellness Day.

“Our shared vision with Hackensack University Medical Center to develop and enhance community education and initiate innovative health and wellness awareness has come to fruition,” said Joy Vottero, executive director, Wyckoff Family YMCA. “It is with great pride that we look forward to working with such a prestigious and revered medical institution.”

About Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, a 781-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 33,000 team members and more than 6,500 physicians. Hackensack University Medical Center was listed as one of the top two hospitals in New Jersey in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Best Hospital rankings. It was also named one of the top five 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 2018. The medical center is one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country according to Practice Greenhealth, and received 25 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 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.