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Re: HUMC Expansion
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2008, 10:08:33 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2008, 08:33:56 PM »
New York Times article:

Study Finds Many Patients Dissatisfied With Hospitals

In the New York area, Hackensack University Medical Center, in New Jersey, appeared to do particularly well, with 78 percent of patients saying they would definitely recommend it. Comparable figures were 73 percent for New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 72 percent at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, 60 percent at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and 44 percent at Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, in New Rochelle.

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« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2008, 09:04:15 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2008, 08:56:48 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2008, 12:59:21 AM »
It seems that all postings here do not include that the one million dollars was NOT included in the developers agreement and so there for they do not have to pay. Also over the months the city manager and city council along with the mayor have been unable to answer any questions from the residents. They said centrally located but they are not going to be they are south of the hospital.City says NO CHARGE to residents then says yes your insurance will be billed no insurance good luck. As for training it is NOT the hospital personnel BUT a third party agency that is not licensed by the State of New Jersey. They also have no mutual aid agreement with neighboring towns so if they are busy oh well you wait. They are depending on GPS units to get to your location and no drills with our fire dept. The city manager at meetings has stated that it was his doing to get rid of the EMT's not the hospital. As for the 600 thousand that to is a joke and there is no cap that he claims they can fill out a need of necessity form to over ride that so there you go citizens of Hackensack YOU are duped and should attend the meetings and see how their 5 minute rule goes and no answers and no negotiations on their part at all. As for the experience that these replacements have they have been advertising for 0-3 years experience needed. Residents need to unite NOW!! Oh yes and to all the residents the city manager IS NOT a resident, but says he needs to cut back on things so why does he have a city car and use our money for gas back and forth to Mahwah (34 miles a day) and the city manager is supposed to be a resident after 30 days taking office.. so there you go .... Oh yes citizens it only costs a family roughly $ 4.00 / month for our current EMS to stay and no if this goes through we have been told that our taxes will not decrease because of the take over BUT more property now taken off the tax roles of our city. And don't forget the new building on Anderson Street(off the tax roles) that the city has purchased for over 1 million dollars ( and not with the million from the hospital that they still never received) in a crunch time and it is costing over one hundred thousand to renovate. With the hospital deleting services that have not made money what makes all think that they would not do it us since they have done it once already and we had to scramble to get our own ambulance service going.
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Re: HUMC Expansion
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2011, 09:39:08 AM »
HUMC prepares to expand
Friday, September 2, 2011    Last updated: Friday September 2, 2011, 1:22 AM
BY MARK J. BONAMO
MANAGING EDITOR
Hackensack Chronicle

Hackensack University Medical Center's plans for improvements to its ambulance drop-off and emergency trauma department, as well as for construction of a new building designed to house more operating rooms, have been approved.

The $52 million project received unanimous approval from the Planning Board early last month following an Aug. 4 special meeting.

The board's green light for the project included approval for improvements to the emergency room and for building a 21,005-square-foot "infill" building. In a subsequent resolution, the board stated that they felt that the project fits into the goals of the city's master plan, including the project's vehicular and pedestrian safety improvements. The board's approval of the project came less than a month after the site plan application was presented.

According to hospital spokeswoman Nancy Radwin, the project will be funded from the hospital's capital budget and its fund-raising efforts. The hospital expects to begin construction in the fall, with completion anticipated in early 2013, according to Radwin. The hospital is still seeking approval from the state Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Community Affairs to proceed.

"Providing the highest quality care for our patients and their loved ones is the motivation behind elevating healthcare to a greater standard," Radwin wrote in an email. "This project is another step for Hackensack University Medical Center in striving to fulfill our mission to serve the community as a valued resource by leading the pursuit of healthcare excellence."

The plans include several notable changes to the emergency room. The curtained cubicles now in place will be replaced by fixed-wall, private cubicles that are designed to better handle new equipment and technology, according to building documents provided by the hospital to the city during the approval process. While plans do not include more beds in the emergency room, it will be larger, and will include five specialty sections for cardiology, cancer, trauma, geriatric cases and pediatric trauma.

The emergency room will remain open while the phased construction project is being completed, Radwin stated.

The "infill" building, so called because it is surrounded by existing buildings and a skywalk, would be built in part of a courtyard now surrounded by the Don Imus/WFAN Pediatric Center, the Women and Children's Pavilion and the St. John's building, according to building documents.

The second floor of the new building will include four operating rooms, and will feature two rooms that will be designed not only for traditional use, but also for cardiac catheterization and high-tech procedures done by heart and vascular specialists, according to hospital officials.

According to Radwin, the hospital now has 18 inpatient, 10 outpatient, four pediatric and two cosmetic operating rooms.

The project also plans to redesign the current ambulance entrance with the introduction of a canopy.

The latest planned project adds to the number of hospital additions built in recent years. These projects include the construction of a parking garage on Atlantic Street and the opening of the $130 million, 155,000-square-foot cancer center in October 2010.

Email: bonamo@northjersey.com

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« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2012, 11:13:43 AM »
HUMC holds ground breaking ceremony
Friday, May 25, 2012
BY LIANNA ALBRIZIO
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Hackensack Chronicle

HACKENSACK At the St. John Circle outside the Hackensack University Medical Center, city officials, hospital leaders, staff and community members gathered to mark the long-awaited expansion and renovation plans of the hospital and the Emergency and Trauma Center in a groundbreaking ceremony May 17.


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Hackensack University Medical Center Dr. Joseph Feldman, chairman of the emergency department, President and CEO Robert C. Garrett, board of governors Chairman Joseph Sanzari, foundation board Chairman Joe Simunovich, break ground on May 17 on the new emergency trauma department expansion project.

"It is a pleasure," said Robert Garrett, president and CEO of the hospital. "This is a milestone to Hackensack University Medical Center."

In 30 months, the 775-bed facility on Atlantic Street that made U.S. News and World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals list, will see an expansion of 15,000 square feet of new space and 35,000 square feet of renovation to yield what Dr. Joe Feldman, Chairman of the Emergency Trauma Department, says will increase efficiency and offer state-of-the-art facility to its patients.

The Emergency and Trauma Center will be annexed with specialty care areas for cardiac, cancer, geriatrics and trauma patients as well as three triage stations. Curtained cubicles in the hospital will be transformed into private treatment suites to better accommodate patients and their families. A treatment area for cancer patients dubbed "Susan's Suite," after a patient, will also be constructed in honor of the Zabransky and Hughes families, members of which were patients at the facility.

In his opening speech, Garrett thanked the families for their vision and turning a tragedy into something that will help families for years to come.

"Thank you for your generosity and vision," he said. "Rest assured every patient will be treated with the best care."

The three-phase project, the initial phases of which are slated to be completed by the end of 2013, will have a "0 percent impact on current operations," Feldman said.

The $35 million project was funded with aid from the Hackensack University Foundation, a $500,000 donation from the Auxiliary and a $1 million pledge from Joseph Sanzari, chairman of the board.

"It's a great honor to be affiliated with Hackensack hospital," said Sanzari. "I was born here. The accomplishments we've made in the last two years are unbelievable."

Hackensack UMC treats more than 100,000 patients on a yearly basis and is the only emergency department in the county and the New York Metropolitan area to have lowered the risk of mortality rate by over 42 percent. The nonprofit teaching and research hospital is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. It is committed to its community through fundraising and community events.

Feldman said the project is something he has been waiting to begin since be he first started his career at the hospital 15 years ago.

"We finally put it together," he said. "Let the shovels begin."

A dedication ceremony is planned for 2015.

Email: albrizio@northjersey.com

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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2013, 02:23:33 PM »
Hackensack opens wound care center
By Joe Ross
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September 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM


Pictured from left to right: Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., executive vice president and chief executive officer, HackensackUMC; Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network; Thomas E. Serena, M.D., founder and CEO, SerenaGroup; Rummana Aslam, M.D., medical director of the Center for Advanced Wound Care; and Massimo Napolitano, M.D., co-chair of the Department of Surgery, HackensackUMC - (Photo By HackensackUMC)

Hackensack University Medical Center announced Thursday it officially opened its center for advanced wound care.

According to the announcement, the facility, at Hackensacks main campus, will maintain four treatment rooms and three hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Specifically, the center will provide evidence-based wound care treatment and management.

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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2013, 10:11:46 PM »
From: http://www.historicaerials.com/

HUMC Expansion: 1979 v. 2008

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« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2013, 09:08:30 AM »
That's amazing, and they got away with it without having to install traffic lights at Prospect & Atlantic, and Prospect & Beech.

Look at Nigito's 5-story apartment building on the NE corner of Essex & Prospect.  I tried real hard to get the Zisa administration to take the position that HUMC should not build the adjacent 10-story building without buying out and levelling Nigito's building, and adding that land to the project. I pushed to make it a redevelopment area or a "planned development" area. I came close to winning the argument, but Nigito was too connected politically. Close only counts in horseshoes and bocci. Hackensack could be stuck with that old building forever as it ages poorly. The lot is too small to build a large medical building.  And with no parking, it'll always be a low-quality building as long as it is rented on the open market. Maybe some day HUMC will buy it and make it into employee housing or "student" housing for their "university".

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« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2015, 08:29:33 AM »
I bet that HUMC and Seton Hall will slowly gobble up the Hoffman-LaRoche property, 100 acres or so.  This is becoming a hospital empire of national and global significance, not just one of the very biggest in New Jersey.

I think the days of HUMC building more and more around their Prospect Ave headquarters are coming to an end.  They've got enough to chew on in Nutley and Clifton, they acquired Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge/Montclair and Pascack Valley in Westwood, and I'm sure we'll be reading about more mergers, partnerships, and property acquisitions.  They are going horizontal, not vertical.