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PHIL SIMMS JOINS HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES

October 14, 2011 02:22 PM
Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased and excited to welcome Phil Simms, former New York Giants quarterback and current CBS Sports broadcaster, as the newest member of the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“What a tremendous honor to have someone with Phil’s extensive talent and drive now working on behalf of our Foundation,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Medical Center. “He will undoubtedly make an immediate impact on our fundraising efforts, which provide vital support for the medical center’s various programs and services.”

A first round draft pick by the New York Giants, Phil Simms played quarterback for his entire prolific career with them from 1979 – 1993. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and 1985 Pro Bowl MVP; a two-time Super Bowl champion and 1987 Super Bowl XXI MVP; a member of the New York Giants Ring of Honor; and had his #11 jersey retired in 1995.

“We are pleased to have Phil Simms as a new member of our Board, and welcome his enthusiasm toward the forthcoming launch of our Wellness Center,” said Joseph Simunovich, chairman, Hackensack University Foundation Board of Trustees. “His background and commitment to fitness and the community will prove a tremendous asset to our Foundation. We are truly humbled to have him on our team.”

"It gives me great pleasure to have the opportunity to join the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees," said Mr. Simms. "As a long-time resident of Bergen County, I have watched with great respect the many things Hackensack has accomplished in terms of bettering the healthcare services available to its patients. I look forward to being an active participant by helping to bring more great things to fruition."

Since retirement, Mr. Simms has gone on to continued success as a career broadcaster of NFL games, now working for CBS Sports and co-hosting Inside the NFL on Showtime with Warren Sapp and Cris Collinsworth. Phil and his wife Diana reside in Franklin Lakes and have three children.

About Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center is a 775-bed not-for-profit, tertiary care, teaching and research hospital and provides the largest number of admissions in New Jersey. Founded in 1888 with 12 beds and as Bergen County's first hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center has demonstrated more than a century of growth and progress. Hackensack University Medical Center is a nationally recognized healthcare organization offering patients the most comprehensive services, state-of-the-art technologies, and facilities. Honors include being named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades® for five years in a row. Hackensack University Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York, and New England to receive this honor for five consecutive years. Hackensack University Medical Center was also named one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. U.S. News & World Report ranked Hackensack University Medical Center eighth in the New York Metro Area in its first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, giving it the top ranking out of all the New Jersey hospitals listed. Additionally, Hackensack University Medical Center has been ranked in geriatrics, heart and heart surgery, and cancer in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals. The U.S. News Media Group also named the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital to its “2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals” list – ranking as one of the top 50 in the specialty of neurology and neurosurgery – the first hospital in the State of New Jersey ever to be ranked in a Best Children’s Hospitals specialty. Hackensack University Medical Center is a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence, first in New Jersey, second in the nation, receiving its fourth designation in April 2009. Hackensack University Medical Center is the hometown hospital of the New York Giants and the New Jersey Nets.
 

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