Fios 1 News: Healthcare Alliance

Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network, discusses the formation of AllSpire Health Partners, an alliance formed by seven of the nation’s most recognized health systems.


"Impossible" is Just An Opinion

Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network sits down with Steve Adubato, host of Caucus: New Jersey to discuss several topics including the Hackensack Physician-Hospital Alliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO), network affiliations and electronic health records.

Caucus: New Jersey’s Steve Adubato interviewed Hackensack University Health Network President and CEO Robert C. Garrett about the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings of the nation’s finest hospitals placed HackensackUMC in the Top 4 of the 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area, and #1 in New Jersey.

HackensackUMC is pushing medicine further than ever before, receiving additional national rankings in eight specialties: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics and Urology; plus a ninth in Children’s Hospitals Neurology & Neurosurgery. HackensackUMC was also listed as high-performing in the New York metro area in: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nephrology, and Pulmonology.


Hackensack University Health Network President and CEO Robert C. Garrett on CBS's Sunday Morning

On June 28, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act, re-affirming Hackensack University Health Network’s strategy to build a network and better coordinate care with the goal of improving quality, patient safety and efficiency.  HackensackUMC has already taken significant steps to reform, improve and expand our current healthcare delivery system to ensure sustainable long-term, affordable care for the communities we serve.

We have proactively positioned ourselves to enhance the streamlining of care. HackensackUMC is one of 27 hospitals in the nation selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization. We have also taken steps to strengthen existing partnerships and continue to build new ones – partnering with exceptional physicians and other healthcare providers, including hospitals, to deliver the highest-quality care while enhancing patient safety and efficiency.  Hackensack University Health Network is expanding its world-class health network through strategic partnerships in the northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas. Coordination of care, superior outcomes, patient safety and efficient use of resources remains a top priority for HackensackUMC.

The CBC Sunday Morning News asked Robert C. Garrett, president and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network, to weigh in on the Supreme Court’s ruling and the future of the healthcare industry.

WCBS Channel 2 News features Department of Cardiology

Louis Teichholz, M.D., chief of Cardiology and interim co-chairman of the Heart & Vascular Hospital at HackensackUMC was interviewed for a health story regarding a study that suggests eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men.


HackensackUMC Pediatrics on CBS News

Dr. Pakkay Ngai, attending physician, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC discusses a recent pediatric sleep study.

HackensackUMC Employee Wellness Coaching Featured on WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News

HackensackUMC employees Susan Soccol (Human Resources) and Mike Mastrano (Plant Operations) were featured in a story on WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News about the success they've achieved while working with Wellness Coach Ali Crawford, RD, CPT.

Department of Neurosurgery Featured on CBS News

Dr. Arno Fried, chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery at HackensackUMC was interviewed for CBS news for a story about new epilepsy treatments.

HackensackUMC unveils Josephine’s Garden at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Josephine Elle Rispoli was a beautiful, courageous seven-year-old, who passed away after a year-long battle with a brain tumor.  While at patient at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Josephine wanted a place where she and other pediatric patients could play in the sunshine, interact with nature and just be children.  Josephine and her mother, Heidi, worked on plans for the Garden.  Their vision included space to play, beautiful flowers to examine, inspirational artwork and places for families to be together.  The Garden, which is located on the fifth floor of the Children’s Hospital, is an interactive space with all the elements of nature and contains climbing boulders, wishing fountain, a hand-hewn warrior pole, chalkboard walls and a custom whimsical awning to provide shelter from the sun and rain as well as space to create art.




HackensackUMC is First Hospital in the Country to Offer State-of-the-Art Procedure: Offers Lifesaving Option to Patients

HackensackUMC is pleased to be the first hospital in northern New Jersey to perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in its new Hybrid Operating Room (Hybrid OR). This groundbreaking, minimally-invasive replacement of heart valves can offer patients a second-chance at life when it was otherwise thought impossible.

CBS News Health Watch - Study Gives Pregnancy Nausea Drug OK

Debra Stephans knows how hard dealing with morning sickness can be, but thanks to the drug Zofran, prescribed by Dr. Al-Khan of Fetal and Maternal Medicine, she was able to enjoy pregnancy, as the drug acted as a 'life saver' for her.

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