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2008-11-06 15:00:00

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH) today announced that it had achieved a significant milestone in the 22-year history of the educational and advocacy organization as the last of the state's major teaching medical facilities have agreed to join. Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and Saint Peter's University Hospital are now members of the NJCTH. "This is an important day for the Council," said William McDonald, Chief...

2008-10-13 15:00:30

By MATTHEW VAN DUSEN, STAFF WRITER HACKENSACK -- The city's EMTs suffered another setback this week when the state Personnel Department ruled that the city's layoff plan was legal, further dimming the workers' hopes of winning back their jobs. The Fire Department emergency medical technicians asked the state to invalidate their layoffs after a Superior Court judge in Bergen County found that the city improperly awarded the daytime ambulance service to Hackensack University Medical Center....

2008-10-02 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER After 319 days, the emergency room at the former Pascack Valley Hospital opened again on Wednesday -- its first patient a 13-year- old girl who dropped a can of pumpkin-pie filling on her big toe. Now a satellite emergency department of Hackensack University Medical Center, the Westwood facility is open around the clock to treat patients with non-life-threatening emergencies. Those who require surgery or stay longer than 12 hours are to be transferred to...

2008-10-02 09:00:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Program at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is the first in the United States to receive Disease Specific Care Certification for stem cell transplantation from The Joint Commission, the nation's leading accrediting agency for hospitals and healthcare organizations. The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program also recently became the first and only program in New...

2008-09-27 15:00:00

By MARY JO LAYTON and LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITERS Bergen County doesn't need another hospital and adding one will seriously harm existing hospitals in the area, according to a report commissioned by The Valley Hospital and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The two hospitals stand to lose patients, doctors and income if Pascack Valley Hospital is reopened. They are fighting Hackensack University Medical Center's plan to have a 128-bed hospital at the Westwood site. "It will do us...

2008-09-25 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER The emergency room at the former Pascack Valley Hospital is to reopen next Wednesday at 9 a.m. Final licensing approval was granted Tuesday afternoon by the state Department of Health, said Marilyn Riley, a spokeswoman. The department's inspectors visited the newly renovated department last week. "It's going to open, definitely and without a question, on Oct. 1," said John Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Medical...

2008-09-19 15:00:53

By MARY JO LAYTON, STAFF WRITER Two Bergen County hospitals - but none in Passaic -- rank among the top 10 percent of hospitals statewide in key areas of treatment, according to a report released Wednesday. Hackensack University Medical Center and the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood scored best in one or more areas of care on the New Jersey 2008 Hospital Performance Report. The best showing by a hospital in Passaic was at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, which scored among...

2008-09-05 15:00:00

By MATTHEW VAN DUSEN, STAFF WRITER A Vanguard Healthcare Management official responded this week to criticism that the company's EMTs, who will take over Hackensack's daytime ambulance service on Sept. 15, lack experience and are poorly paid. Company President Ryan Greenberg said employees make an average of $15 an hour and have a minimum of three years experience, often with other professional or volunteer departments. Several employees currently ride with the city's nighttime...

2008-08-18 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER A private equity firm wants to invest $80 million to reopen Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood as a 128-bed community hospital in partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center. Legacy Hospital Partners Inc. of Plano, Texas, would provide the capital to reopen a full-service hospital by the end of next year, its chief executive said. As a for-profit hospital known as Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley it would pay...

2008-08-18 12:00:55

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) announced that an application has been filed with the state Department of Health and Human Services for a Certificate of Need allowing for the transfer of ownership of all of the former Pascack Valley Hospital licenses to a joint venture to be formed by HUMC and Legacy Hospital Partners, Inc. (LHP). Pending the transfer, the new entity, Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley (HUMC North at PV), will be permitted to operate and...