Located just 8 miles west of Manhattan, HackensackUMC is a nonprofit teaching and research hospital that is the largest provider of healthcare services in the state of New Jersey with 775 inpatient beds.  It is a Level-2 Emergency trauma center that sees over 111,000 patients per year and admits nearly 1,300 trauma patients per year from the ED.  34,000 patients visit the Pediatric Emergency Department annually. It is also a Stroke Center and a STEMI catherization center with full cardiothoracic surgical capabilities.  US News and World Report ranked HackensackUMC #1 overall in the state of New Jersey and #4 out of 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area in its most recent July 2012 rankings. HackensackUMC has been named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades for six years in a row placing it in the top 1% nationally.  Our department was recently named one of only 2 New York City metro-area EDs to receive the HealthGrades EM Excellence award recognizing the quality of our ED care.  You will also see our EM physicians on the sidelines of the NY Giants football games since our institution is the official hospital for the NY Giants. 
In May 2012 we broke ground to renovate the Emergency Department that will include 75 private rooms for our patients.  The new ED will also feature specialty-specific wings including Geriatrics, Oncology, Cardiology and Trauma care. Our patient population represents a wide range of cultural diversity with patients of all ages, presenting complaints and acuities.  The combination of a thriving, nationally recognized academic institution with a large, diverse volume of patients offers Emergency Medicine residents an excellent training opportunity.
HackensackUMC Emergency Services encompasses two sites, Main and North. The North Emergency Department “Community Medicine” rotation will provide the residents progressive responsibility in patient management and experience in the transfer of patients requiring subspecialty care.  It will provide them with a community Emergency Medicine experience with limited specialty services that is similar to the many community settings that rely upon transfers to obtain subspecialty care.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is run under the direction of Joseph Feldman, M.D., chairman and Doug Finefrock, D.O. and Edward Yamin, M.D., vice chairmen. As a Regional Trauma Center, attending surgeons specializing in trauma are present around the clock. In addition to the physicians, the team comprises staff in the fields of nursing, respiratory care, technicians, consumer affairs; clerical and other support staff, as well as an extensive network of specialists, including plastic surgeons.

Beyond the main emergency room treatment area for adults, there are separate areas and staff for:

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Prompt Care: For those who need care quickly, but do not need to be amid the activity of the main emergency room. Patients are seen here by Certified Advanced Practitioners.

Hackensack University Medical Center also has a Mobile Intensive Care Unit with locations throughout Bergen County, and coordinates the County Mobile Intensive Care Communications Network.




In February 2012 the state approved HackensackUMC to reopen the hospital in Westwood. HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley will be a 128-bed, full-service, acute-care community hospital, providing the same nationally recognized quality care for which Hackensack University Medical Center is known. The hospital will feature all private patient rooms, a state-of-the-art obstetrical unit, an intensive/critical care unit, five operating rooms, one special procedure room, and a cardiac catheterization laboratory. This inpatient hospital will act as an anchor to many in-demand, outpatient services such as radiology, women’s health and same-day surgery.

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