Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Head to the Hackensack-River Edge border mall this weekend and meet NY Giants Stephen Baker and Jeff Feagles
Wednesday, February 20
In support of American Heart Month, the Shops at Riverside will be celebrating on Saturday by "Painting the Mall Red" in conjuction with Hackensack University Medical Center for the annual Heart Health Event. The event, which will take place form 10am to 4pm outside of Barnes Noble will provide participants valuable information about maintaining good heart health, speak with world-class cardiologists, visit several interactive exhibit booths, enjoy fitness and nutrition demonstrations and have their blood pressure and BMI measurements taken as part of free health screenings. “We’re thrilled to be able to participate in the Simon Paint the Mall Red celebration,” said Lisa Polino, director of marketing and business development for The …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
For 24 years, Bergen County's local PBA's have been delivering Christmas toys to kids in need.
Lines are never good. But these lines are particularly bad. You will not find them in toy stores or in malls. These lines are the pathways carved by unimaginable agony, yet tell a story of unceasing hope and incredible faith. These are the lines that map the faces of parents afflicted with the anguish of watching over, and caring for, their seriously ill children. Many of whom are dying. Now in its 24th year, the Santa Response Team, organized by Closter police sergeant Don Nicoletti and consisting of PBA members from all over North Jersey, has brought Santa to Hackensack University Medical Center's Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital and Tomorrows Children to deliver Christmas to the children and families who occupy every pediatric …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Aretha Franklin performs as thousands gather for Celebrating Life and Liberty event.
Lauren Heaney’s daughter Emilia was only 6 months old when she as told she had lymphoma. Heaney never felt sorry for herself. She had a single goal in mind from the minute she was diagnosed: Survive. “It was never, ‘I hope I’m going to beat this.’ It was always ‘I’ve got to fight harder’,” said Heaney, a first-grade teacher in Wayne. Heaney was the emcee of the fourth annual Celebrating Life and Liberty gathering. More than 3,000 attended the event Sunday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center sponsored the event. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and a pancreatic cancer survivor, performed on stage with an orchestra and back-up singers. She sang Gospel songs and…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
U.S. News ranked Hackensack University Medical Center as the No. 4 hospital in the New York Metro area and the top hospital in New Jersey
Hackensack University Medical Center has been named the top hospital in New Jersey and the fourth best hospital in the New York Metro area in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The 775-bed facility in Bergen County is considered the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state, and home to the only Level II Trauma Center in the county. The campus also includes the Heart & Vascular Hospital, the John Theurer Cancer Center, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital. “What an honor it is to receive this recognition from a prestigious healthcare ratings agency such as U.S. News & World Report,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Hackensack University Medical Center physicians will serve as medical directors of CVS/pharmacy walk-in medical clinics.
In a partnership with CVS, Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) physicians will serve as medical directors for six CVS Minute Clinics. Minute Clinics offer patients walk-in services for common illnesses and wellness and prevention services, such as cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screening and monitoring. Under this agreement, HUMC physicians will also refer patients to one another when additional care is needed that the Minute Clinic cannot provide to the patient. In addition to this collaboration, the patient can give permission for the Minute Clinic to electronically share their medical history with HUMC locations in northeast New Jersey. Andrew Sussman, President of Minute Clinic, said in a written statement "We …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Freedom Bank of Oradell will be one of the major sponsors for the first annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run in Saddle River on April 28.
Runners who want to continue competing in a USATF certified course after the River Edge Run can come out and support another good cause when the first annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run kicks off on April 28, 8:30am in Saddle River. Hughes, who died from cervical cancer in July 2011 at 46 was a familiar site running through the streets in both Saddle River and Upper Saddle River. She competed in the NYC Marathon three times including in 2006 when she competed to raise money benefitting cancer patients. The USATF certified 5K run, through picturesque Saddle River, is primarily flat and fast. Chip timing will be provided by CompuScore. Post-run activities and refreshments for children and families will be provided on the grounds of …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Phil Simms visited The Shops at Riverside this weekend to join HUMC in celebrating Heart Health Month
This weekend, Giants fans descended upon The Shops at Riverside as former Giants quarterback and Hackensack University Medical Center teamed up in the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower people to reduce their risk. Cardiovascular health screenings will be conducted and include body fat composition and blood pressure checks. While Simms shared his top 10 heart health tips.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Bergen County PBA's toy drive celebrates its biggest year ever
PBA members from across Bergen County delivered more than 2000 toys to area hospitals and shelters on Tuesday, toys that had been collected for weeks at myriad police departments. The Santa Response Team "is like a chain link fence," Closter police officer and founding SRT member Don Nicoletti said as he surveyed the endless piles of toys being delivered by dozens of volunteers. "We're only as strong as each link." Nicoletti told Patch that this was "by far the best year ever" with the most toys being collected and distributed. "Every year this event grows," Nicoletti said proudly. "This year is much bigger because a lot more agencies have jumped onto the SRT sleigh." He also commented that even in an economy like this, people continue to…