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HackensackUMC Hosts Visitors from Canada on a ‘Learning Journey’

May 1, 2012 10:32 AM


Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted 12 members of distinctive healthcare organizations located in Quebec, Canada.  This visit, called a “Learning Journey,” was spear-headed by Cathleen Wilhelmy and Helene Malo, Consultation Service Specialists, Reseau Planetree Quebec.  The organizations wanted to learn about numerous patient-centered initiatives that have been implemented by HackensackUMC and to view architectural designs reflective of a healing environment at the medical center.  

The representatives met Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, HackensackUMC; Louis E. Teichholz, M.D., co-chairman of Heart & Vascular Hospital, chief of Cardiology, medical director of Cardiac Services and medical director of Beyond Day Spa atHackensackUMC; and Kathleen Raines, R.N., administrator, Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at HackensackUMC.

Planetree, located in Derby, Connecticut, is an organization created to promote patient-centered care by personalizing and demystifying the healthcare experience for patients and their families.  For more information please visit,



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