2004 Annual Report . 73 26 Michele Brandenburg, RN, wins a brand new 2004 Toyota Highlander, donated by PRESTIGE TOYOTA of Ramsey during a raffle sponsored by The Foundation to benefit The Cancer Center. JUNE 3 From left: Maribeth Pierce, RN, MSN, CCRN, trauma program coordinator; stu- 26 The Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Child Care and Learning Center celebrates ASTHMA dent; Deborah Frederick, Park Ridge High School student; Connie Wasnink, Park Ridge AWARENESS DAY with a performance from The Peppermint Playhouse Puppeteers. Bergen High School Driver’s Education teacher; Scott Dolin, 17, Park Ridge High School stu- dent; Meliam Gonzales, RN, BSN, trauma County Executive Dennis McNerney and The Department of Health Services sponsor prevention coordinator and clinical instruc- tor at the medical center; and John J. the show. LoCurto, M.D., chief of The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of The Department of Surgery and presi- dent of The Medical and Dental Staff, gather during a recent awards ceremony. JUNE 4 From left: Antoinette Fiore, RN, MA, exec- utive vice president of The Department of Patient Care and chief nursing officer; Stephanie Goldberg, RN, MSN, CAN, vice June president of Nursing; Linda H. Aiken, Ph.D., FAAN, FRCN, RN, Claire M. Fagin Leader- ship Professor in Nursing, professor of Sociology and director of The Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research; and 3 The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of The Department Laura E. Cima, RN, MBA, CAN, FACHE, vice president of The Department of Patient Care pose together at the medical center’s of Surgery hosts Part II of the “GET IT TOGETHER” challenge for area high schools designed three-day nursing conference. to increase seat belt usage. JUNE 5 Gathering together before a symposium on Human Papillomavirus hosted by The Cancer Center at the medical center are, top to bottom, from left: Ihor S. Sawczuk, 4 The medical center completes the sale of a “AAA” RATED $150 MILLION BOND ISSUE, M.D., chairman, The Department of . Urology; Ruby P Huttner, M.D., clinical asso- which will provide low-cost capital to the medical center to construct its Sarkis Gabrellian ciate professor, UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Richard A. Watson, M.D., chief of Ambulatory Urology; Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, to renovate portions of existing facilities, and to purchase Stanley H. Weiss, M.D., associate profes- sor of Preventive Medicine and Community medical technology and other capital equipment. The bonds are issued through The New Health, UMDNJ–NJ Medical School; Ann Wry, M.D., physician at The Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Health Services, Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority. Education, Research, and Resource Center; Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., chairman and director of The Cancer Center; Paulette D. Stanford, M.D., associate director, Division 2-4 Hackensack University Medical Center, three-time recipient of The Magnet Award of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, UMDNJ–NJ Medical School; and Gary B. Munk, Ph.D., director of Virology. for Excellence in Nursing, hosts a three-day conference, “CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE: JUNE 6 THE JOURNEY OF HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER.” The Magnet nurses are greeted Members of The All American Corvette Club present a check to the medical center. From left are: Ron Bartole, governor of The with “Best wishes for a productive and successful conference,” in a letter sent by United All American Corvette Club; Milton Fuld, treasurer of The All American Corvette Club; States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D., chairman of The Department of Pediatrics and physician-in- chief of The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital; Richard Sierra, president of The All American Corvette Club; and David Weiner, member of The All American Corvette Club. JUNE 3 JUNE 4 JUNE 5 JUNE 6 74 . Hackensack University Medical Center JUNE 8 JUNE 9 JUNE 9 JUNE 8 From left: Mike Scannella, 18; Nick Currey, 18; Melizza-Ann Pestano, 20; Alex O’Sullivan, 18; Michael Harris, M.D., med- ical director of The Tomorrows Children’s Institute; Mallory Garvin, 17; Chris Linteris, 18; Sal Musleh, 18; and Tracy Yusko, 18, celebrate their accomplishments as high 5 Current Human Papillomavirus (HPV) diagnostic treatment and prevention modalities school graduates and cancer survivors. are presented at the “HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS – CONFRONTING THE EPIDEMIC; SHOULD JUNE 9 From left: Stephen J. Thompson, M.D., chief, Pediatric Neurology and Neuro- SQUAMOUS CELL CANCER BE CONSIDERED A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE?” symposium Oncology at HUMC; Marcelo E. Lancman, M.D., chief epileptologist, The Joseph M. hosted by The Cancer Center at the medical center. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HUMC; and Arno H. Fried, M.D., FACS, chairman, Department of Neuroscience and director, Pediatric Neuroscience Institute at HUMC at a dinner lecture, where Dr. Lancman was 6 Pediatric patients and their families at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at the evening’s featured speaker. the medical center are treated to an afternoon of fun courtesy of The All American Corvette JUNE 9 Mary Ann Donohue, Ph.D., RN, APN, C., administrative director of Nursing, Club, The Great American Chevrolet, The Natural Glass Corvette Association of Morristown, Psychiatric Services, and Nursing Research; Constance Schnoll, RN; Lauren LoCurto, and Warnock Chevrolet. “CORVETTES FOR KIDS” is held in the medical center’s Second Street Emergency Room clerk; Karen Beggs, RN, B.A.; Joanna Yohannes, RN, BSN, BC, CAP; Amina Oughourli, RN, BSN; Susan Mollica, Parking Garage. Pediatric patients, children of medical center employees, and children who RN; Sylvia Davis, RN; Rachel Rothenberg, RN, BSN; and Toni Fiore, RN, M.A., CNAA, are enrolled in The Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Child Care and Learning Center have executive vice president of Patient Care and chief nursing officer at the Third Annual an opportunity to sit in as many as 50 corvettes provided by club members, including Schnoll Nursing Awards Ceremony. convertibles and “t-tops,” as well as pose for photographs. The Chevrolet Division of General Motors donates giveaway Hot Wheels model cars, baseball caps, and posters of the new 2005 Corvettes for the children. Great American Chevrolet also donated T-shirts for the kids. 7 Manuel Alvarez, M.D., chairman of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is honored by NEW JERSEY SEEDS at its Annual Golf Classic at Greenbrook Country Club in North Caldwell. 8 The Tomorrows Children’s Institute for Cancer and Blood Disorders (TCI) at the medical center hosts a ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of its 2004 HIGH SCHOOL graduates. This has become an annual tradition at TCI, which honors graduates who remain on active treatment, as well as its long-term survivors. 2004 Annual Report . 75 9 The Neuroscience Institute and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center host a dinner lecture. The evening’s featured speaker is MARCELO E. LANCMAN, M.D. chief epileptologist at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. 9 The medical center hosts The Third Annual Schnoll NURSING AWARDS CEREMONY . Ten nurses from the medical center receive scholarships to help further their education. 10 Hackensack University Medical Center proudly participated in THE HACKENSACK BLUE AND GOLD SCHOLARSHIP FUND’S endeavor to produce a historic book “Hackensack – A Pictorial History.” Since its founding in 1888, the medical center has been a vital part of the City of Hackensack, and committed $25,000 to funding the book, which is full of vintage photographs and postcards of notable landmarks, people, and events. A book premier was held at The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, which included a check presen- tation ceremony by the medical center and Mayor John “Jack” Zisa. 11 The MOLLY Center for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders offers JUNE 10 From left: Anne Marie Campbell, chief, children and families affected by diabetes, and their families, classes in SELF-MANAGE- Public Affairs officer at HUMC, Rosemarie J. Sorce, Housing commissioner of Hackensack, and Hackensack Mayor John MENT OF DIABETES . The classes help teach children about aspects of diabetes and its “Jack” Zisa at The Hackensack Blue and Gold Fund’s book unveiling. management from A-Z. JUNE 11 Children participate in creative play activi- ties during preschool support group meeting, under the direction of Stephanie 13 The medical center joins more than 1,600 walkers in The Juvenile Diabetes Research Omens, MA-RDT, CCLS, senior child life specialist at The MOLLY Center for Children Foundation International “WALK TO CURE DIABETES,” held at Bergen Regional Medical Center. with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders, within The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HUMC. JUNE 13 14 Arno H. Fried, M.D., FACS, chairman of The Department of Neurosurgery and Medical center healthcare team members, patients, and their families sport team shirts director of The Pediatric Neuroscience Institute announces SELECTIVE DORSAL RHIZOTOMY prior to the commencement of the 5K walk. JUNE 15 is added to the pediatric neurosurgery services available to treat children diagnosed with From left: Grace Pichardo, project coordi- nator in The Department of Consumer cerebral palsy. Affairs; The Honorable Raymond L. Bramucci, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training, United States Department of Labor; Robert C. Garrett, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Nancy Corcoran, vice president of Service Quality; Thomas R. McVeigh, president of Project Plus; Emmy Bledsoe, executive director, Project Plus of Bergen County celebrate Project Plus and its 16th Annual Awards reception at the medical center. JUNE 10 JUNE 11 JUNE 13 JUNE 15 78 . Hackensack University Medical Center JUNE 16 JUNE 17 JUNE 17 JUNE 19 JUNE 16 The Foundation inducts its 2004 Legacy Society members. Standing, from left: Samuel Toscano Jr., chairman of The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and mem- ber of The Board of Governors; Robert M. Koller, vice president of Corporate and Facilities Development and inductee into 14 The medical center participates in a research study about INVESTIGATIONAL DIETARY . The Legacy Society; John P Ferguson, pres- ident and chief executive officer; William SUPPLEMENTS . , Zabransky 3rd inductee into The Legacy Society Chairman’s Circle; Joseph Simunovich, chairman of The Board of Governors and vice chairman of The Foundation’s Board of Trustees; Alexander 15 PROJECT PLUS of Bergen County celebrates its 16th Annual Awards Reception in The W. Loukas, inductee into The Legacy Society; Matthew A. Golson, member of Hekemian Conference Center at the medical center. The Board of Governors and The Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and inductee into The Legacy Society; Dennis Porterfield, co-chairman of The Legacy For Tomorrow Campaign Committee, and 16 The Foundation hosts the sixth annual DONOR RECOGNITION RECEPTION in The Margery member of The Board of Governors and Foundation’s Board of Trustees; Robert L. S. and Charles J. Rothschild Jr. Recognition Gallery. The celebration honors those whose Torre, vice president and chief operating officer of The Foundation. Seated, from left: Elizabeth Koller, RN, administrative direc- financial support and leadership play a vital role in the advancement of the medical center. tor, Radiation Oncology and inductee into The Legacy Society; Georgina Zabransky, inductee into The Legacy Society Chairman’s Circle; Roberta Loukas, mem- 16 The Foundation inducts its 2004 LEGACY SOCIETY MEMBERS . This special society, ber of The Auxiliary and inductee into The Legacy Society; and Johnnie Golson, inductee into The Legacy Society. established by The Foundation Board of Trustees in 1992, honors those individuals who JUNE 17 have provided for the medical center in their estate plans by establishing charitable gift From left: Hackensack Deputy Fire Chief Joel Thorton; Hackensack Mayor John “Jack” Zisa; Dr. Joseph Montesano, Hackensack superintendent of Schools; . John P Ferguson, president and chief exec- utive officer; and Ken Christensen, MICP, clinical coordinator of The Mobile Intensive Care Unit join forces as the medical cen- ter donates defibrillators to six Hackensack MAY 17 area schools. JUNE 17 From left: Emily Marcelli, Robert C. Garrett, executive vice president and chief operat- Foundation’s golf outing ing officer, and Mark Sparta, MPA/PT, administrative director, physical medicine and rehabilitation celebrate Mr. Garrett’s SCORES BIG AGAIN Distinguished Service Award from The Association of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey. The medical center holds its Seventh Annual Invitational JUNE 19 GOLF AND TENNIS OUTING. This year the outing is held at two From left: Aidan Dennehy, born prema- turely at Hackensack University Medical sites. The Arcola Country Club in Paramus and The Center; Rakesh Chabra, M.D., neonatolo- gist, Neonatology/Neonatal Intensive Edgewood Country Club in River Vale. It nets 510,000 for Care Unit at the medical center; Sharles and Daniel Dennehy, Aidan’s parents, of the medical center’s Cancer Center. Carteret, New Jersey at The Second Annual Premature Awareness Event. TOP: John P. Ferguson, president and BOTTOM: (From left) Marc A. Clachko, chief executive officer, congratulates M.D., assistant chairman of The Depart- Joseph T. Dockery, president of Prestige ment of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Management Services, Inc., and honoree his wife Gayle, with Kristal and Joseph T. of The Sixth Annual Invitational Golf Outing Dockery, president of Prestige Manage- with a handshake, as Marc A. Clachko, ment Services, Inc., and honoree of The M.D., assistant chairman of The Depart- HUMC Foundation’s Sixth Annual Invi- ment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and tational Golf Outing. his wife Gayle, look on. 2004 Annual Report . 79 annuities, charitable trusts, bequest commitments or by making an outright gift to The Foundation’s endowment fund. 17 The medical center donates DEFIBRILLATORS to Hackensack High School, Hackensack Middle School, Fairmount School, Fanny Meyer Hillers School, Jackson Avenue School, and Nellie K. Parker School. 17 Robert C. Garrett, executive vice president and chief operating officer receives the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD from The Association of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey for making contributions to the field of healthcare administration. 18 The Joseph M. Sanzari family makes another major gift in support of the medical center. In honor of the gift, The Women’s Hospital, part of The Sarkis Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, at the medical center will be called THE DONNA A. SANZARI WOMEN’S HOSPITAL, named for Mrs. Sanzari as a result of her dedication to women’s health. 19 Representatives from The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit attend THE SECOND ANNUAL PREMATURE AWARENESS EVENT with the March of Dimes and several area healthcare agencies. 25 The kindergarten class of THE SARKIS & SIRAN GABRELLIAN CHILD CARE AND LEARNING CENTER experiences its first graduation ceremony. JUNE 25 The Kindergarten class of The Sarkis and 30 The medical center hosts its fourth annual POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY program for Siran Gabrellian Child Care and Learning Center perform skits and sing songs for a 105 young men and women in grades eight through 12. very proud audience of parents, doctors, and instructors to mark the occasion of their graduation. JUNE 30 30 Four hospitals and two health agencies in Bergen County unite to encourage Pictured: Healthcare team members of the medical center welcome The Hackensack OPTIMAL MEDICAL PRACTICES that could save lives. See story page 60. Police Department Youth Police Academy to The Hekemian Conference Center at HUMC. JULY 1 Olabisi Aberdeen, RN, of 3 North displays her National Patient Safety Goal Poster that depicts The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Patient Safety Goals. JUNE 25 JUNE 30 JULY 1 80 . Hackensack University Medical Center JULY 2 JULY 2 JULY 12 JULY 22 JULY 2 Pictured rooting for opposite teams are: Brenda Leahy, Public Relations associate/ web specialist, and her husband, Dan. Brenda apparently picked the winning team, as the Mets won 11 to 2. JULY 2 Lauren Giani Hrablook, administrative direc- tor of Executive Services, accepts an award July on behalf of the medical center from Hasbrouck Heights Councilman and Lions Club member Andrew Link. JULY 12 1 Olabisi Aberdeen, RN, of 3 North, is recognized at management meeting for Together at the 2004 MOLLY Invitational are from left: (standing) Erin Brady; a NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY GOAL POSTER she created. The poster, displayed on 3 North, Michael Minicucci; Trae Minicucci; Nicholas Minicucci, Jr., founder of The MOLLY Foundation for Diabetes Research; Cassie depicts The Joint Commission on The Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s Patient Minicucci; Matthew Minicucci; John S. Phillips, vice chairman of The MOLLY Safety Goals. Committee; and Jack Phillips. Seated are: Jennifer Minicucci; Shae Minicucci; Susan Minicucci; Cassandra Minicucci; Molly Minicucci, and Susan Minicucci. 2 Hackensack University Medical Center’s lucky ticket winners enjoy a very exciting JULY 22 Physicians and staff from the medical cen- METS VS. YANKEES game. ter prepare for their trip to Malvern, PA, to learn about The Sorian Electronic Medical Record (EMR)/Clinical Information System. 2 The Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club presents an award to the medical center in recognition and appreciation of its contribution to THE COMMUNITY FIREWORKS PROGRAM. 9 The Elmwood Park Health Department in conjunction with The Health Awareness Regional Program, at the medical center, host FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS for the residents of Elmwood Park. 12 For the third consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report® names the medical center one of “AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS.” This year the medical center ranks as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in two specialties. The medical center ranked 49th nationally in geriatric services, and in the top four in the New York metropolitan area. The medical center also ranked 37th nationally in heart and heart surgery, and in the top three in the New York metropolitan area. The medical center is the only New Jersey acute-care hospital to receive rankings in the specialty listings. See story page 68. 2004 Annual Report . 81 12 More than 200 golfers participate in THE 2004 MOLLY INVITATIONAL . Sponsored by The MOLLY Foundation for Diabetes Research, The MOLLY Center for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders, and The MOLLY Diabetes Center for Adults at the medical center. This year’s event, held at The Hackensack Golf Club, in Emerson, raises $40,000 for juvenile and adult diabetes research. 22 Twenty-one physicians and 13 medical center staff members prepare for their two- hour road trip to SIEMENS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS. 23 The medical center encourages the use of seatbelts and TRAUMA PREVENTION AWARENESS. JULY 29 From left in HUMC’s Network Operations Center are: Benjamin Bordonaro, director of Applications Development and Support; Fred Magro, director of Technology and 27 Ravi Munver, M.D., co-chief of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery in The Department Telecommunications; Cecilia Brown, direc- tor of Information Technology Services; and of Urology performs New Jersey’s first Non-Contact Laser Ablation of The Prostate, Lex Ferrauiola, vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer. utilizing the state-of-the-art HOLMIUM LASER. AUGUST 2 HUMC’s softball team gathers together for a photo: (back row from left) Mike Dallorso, Mike Giordano, Joe Reissner, Steve Howe, 29 For the sixth year in a row, the medical center has been given the honor of being Tom Berges, Paul Dallorso, Adam Hodges, Tom Liebrock, Dave Menne, Rob Pezzillo, Chris Bush, Marc Peyko, and George named one of the nation’s “100 MOST WIRED HOSPITALS & HEALTH SYSTEMS,” by Hospitals and Fleischman. Front row from left: Michelle Reilly, Serena Larsen, Jennifer Sanzari, Health Networks, a publication of The American Hospital Association. Meredith Balossini, Rose DiBenedetto, Richard Maciag, Alicia Carroll, Shannon Russell, Cindy Strauch, Jeanne Moran, Becky Thomsen, and Beth Bernaldo. Unavailable for photo: Lisa Tucci, Dr. Bob 30 The chairman of The Department of Urology and several other leading urologists Alter, Darrin Dallorso, Joe Mazzilli, Mike Lee, and Maryann Pachon. from the medical center discuss their research on a variety of urologic disorders during AUGUST 2 Maria Pepe, CPA, MBA, controller in The “INNOVATIONS IN UROLOGY 2004,” The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Department of Finance, HUMC, has the honor of throwing the ceremonial first pitch Annual Nagamatsu Memorial Conference. at The Little League World Series held at The Little League Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport, PA. AUGUST 3 From left: Ken Balle, operations manager in The Department of Security; Theresa Alaimo, secretary, Public Relations; and Herb Hamlin, supervisor, The Department of Security, join forces with the city in national “Crime Night Out.” AUGUST 17 National Coalition of 100 Black Women member Allison Norris reads to three-year- old Ja’mere Reeves after she and other coalition members donated more than 300 books to The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at the medical center. JULY 29 AUGUST 2 AUGUST 2 AUGUST 3 AUGUST 17 82 . Hackensack University Medical Center AUGUST 19 AUGUST 24 AUGUST 25 AUGUST 28 AUGUST 19 Linda Klein, director of Special Projects for The HUMC Foundation, Denise Bonura, Hospice Patient Care coordinator, Patricia Puchalik, RN, Hospice coordinator, receive a check for $5,000 from Jane Daly and Joan Osterlof on behalf of The Carl T. Osterlof Foundation. AUGUST 24 August Cheerleaders from Bergenfield High School gather around a few of the bears they donated to pediatric patients at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. 2 Maria Pepe, CPA, MBA, controller in The Department of Finance at HUMC, has AUGUST 25 From left: Matt Fenkart; Rosemary Hunt, returned from Williamsport, PA, with yet another distinction. She has healed a hurt that RN, administrative director of Nursing; Al McNally, communications manager for MICCOM, and Trina Bellinger hold the re- goes back 30 years and had the honor of throwing the ceremonial first pitch at THE LITTLE accreditation award they received as a Public Safety Communications Center. LEAGUE WORLD SERIES held at The Little League Volunteer Stadium. It was a lawsuit filed on AUGUST 28 Holding The Francis Albert Sinatra Tribute behalf of 12-year-old Maria Pepe that led to Little League’s decision to allow girls to play to The Performing Arts Award is recipient Joseph M. Sanzari with his wife, Donna, in the baseball division and create a girls softball program. Maria’s experience ranks fifth at The Garden State Arts Foundation Benefit Reception and Performance star- on ESPN’s list of greatest moments in U.S. women’s sports history. ring Luciano Pavarotti. 2 The medical center's SOFTBALL TEAM wins the league championship finishing the season with a 17-1 and a first place overall finish at 13-1. JUNE 6 Medical center hosts A LUAU HO’ OLAULE ‘A ( C E L E B R AT I O N ) The Palm Court located in The Hackensack University Medical Center Plaza was transformed into an island paradise with its palm trees providing the perfect backdrop. Stuart L. Goldberg, HUMC hosts a Luau Ho’ olaule ‘a (cele- bration) for National Cancer Survivors Day. M.D., chief of The Division of Leukemia, one of the 13 special- From left: Stuart L. Goldberg, M.D., chief of ized divisions of The Cancer Center at the medical center, wel- The Division of Leukemia, one of 13 divisions of The Cancer Center at HUMC; Hokulani comed more than 200 guests, “We are here to celebrate life and Nuuanu Rejano, dancer, of Hawaiian Artists to CELEBRATE CANCER SURVIVORSHIP. We look forward to the sev- Shows; Martha Freay, a four-year breast cancer survivor; Ms. Freay’s nieces, Rebecca enth and the eighth annual celebrations and to the day we no Brizek and Kayla Isla; and Uluwehi Ochoa, longer have events like these because there is no more cancer. dancer, of Hawaiian Artists Shows. Enjoy the day, enjoy the event, and learn to hula!” 2004 Annual Report . 83 2-13 Hackensack University Medical Center sponsors a FOOD DRIVE for The Hackensack Chapter of The Salvation Army. Employees of the medical center generously donate food, paper products, and toiletries. 3 The medical center takes part in the national “CRIME NIGHT OUT” held in Hackensack’s Memorial Park. Representatives from The Mobile Intensive Care Unit, Security Department, and Public Relations Department distribute information and gift items to the many local residents who attend. 4 THE ALLERGY, ASTHMA, AND IMMUNE DISORDERS CENTER conducts a complimentary summer screening for children at The Hackensack Department of Recreation Program. See story page 85. 6 The Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Child Care and Learning Center sponsors the CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM . The program is designed to provide meals to children in childcare centers, recreational programs, etc. AUGUST 30 From left: Suellen Spillane, Mary Spillane, Richard Spillane, Martha Krapels, Tom 10 The American Alliance of Healthcare Providers (AAHCP) selects the medical Quinn, Kate Engelhardt, and Michael Spillane gather together to commemorate center as a “HOSPITAL OF CHOICE.” AAHCP bestows this honor on organizations that meet the life of Deborah Spillane and bestow vestments in her honor to Tom Quinn. their standards of being a physician-friendly institution, as well as one with a high level of AUGUST 31 From left: gathering together at a NACHRI customer satisfaction. Photo Exhibit reception are Rosemarie J. Sorce, a member of the medical center’s Board of Trustees and former president of The HUMC Auxiliary; Maureen Keating, RN, administrative director of Pediatric Ambu- 10 The medical center’s Arno Fried, M.D., FACS, chairman of The Department of latory Services at medical center; Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D., chairman of The Depart- Neurosurgery and director of The Pediatric Neuroscience Institute is featured in an article ment of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital; about “MIRACLE SURGERY” that appears in the August 10, 2004, issue of Woman’s World. Donald R. Stark, administrator of The Department of Pediatrics; and William C. Black, M.D., chairman of The Department of Medical Education. 13 Urologists at The Cancer Center review a nationwide research study to prevent SEPTEMBER 1 Lauren Rosborough, 14, delivers 30 baskets filled with gluten and wheat-free products prostate cancer in the medical journal INTEGRATIVE CANCER THERAPIES. to Wendy Jeshion, M.D., co-chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, for patients diagnosed with celiac disease. 17 The NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN INC. donates more than 340 new SEPTEMBER 8 Members of the band, Aftermath, perform children’s books to The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. on stage at The Stealth Lounge to benefit The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. AUGUST 30 AUGUST 31 SEPTEMBER 1 SEPTEMBER 8 86 . Hackensack University Medical Center SEPTEMBER 9 SEPTEMBER 10 SEPTEMBER 11 SEPTEMBER 12 SEPTEMBER 9 Nikki Fittizzi, 11, celebrated her mother’s 10th year as a cancer survivor by donating her hair to Locks of Love. Pictured are Jimmy Caramanna, owner of Madison Avenue Salon in Franklin Lakes, with Nikki and her parents Dominic and Barbara 19 THE CARL T. OSTERLOF FOUNDATION presents the medical center with a check Fittizzi. SEPTEMBER 10 for $5,000. Corinne Rinaldi tries out the FLSTF FAT BOY Motorcycle she won at The HUMC Fourth Annual “Party Under The Bridge.” From left: Daniel B. Friebe, co-owner of Wülf 23 John P. Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of HUMC and chairman of Brothers Cycle Werks; Brett A. Reyes, co- owner of Wülf Brothers Cycle Werks; Linda J. Klein, director of Special Projects, The the board of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, is named to MODERN HEALTHCARE MAGAZINE’S HUMC Foundation; and Greg Iannone, rep- resenting The Nam Knights of America THIRD ANNUAL 100 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN HEALTHCARE . In his debut on this elite list, Motorcycle Club. SEPTEMBER 11 Mr. Ferguson was ranked 32nd among the top 100. The exclusive ranking is featured in the The Emergency/Trauma Department staff, Mobile ICU, and Hackensack Fire and Police magazine’s August 23, 2004 issue. See story page 69. Department lead a moment of silence at the flagpole in remembrance of the victims and events of September 11, 2001. SEPTEMBER 12 24 Bergenfield High School cheerleaders spread some cheer and donate more than From left: Susan Hollander, president of The CJ Foundation for SIDS; Chuck 100 TEDDY BEARS to pediatric patients at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. Mazurkiewicz, WaWa stores; Melissa and Anna Rosner; Joel Hollander, chairman of CJ Foundation for SIDS; and Jackie Hollander kick-off The CJ Foundation for 25 The Northern New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Communications Center, a depart- SIDS Eighth Annual Walk-A-Thon at one of the 12 area locations. ment of the medical center, received re-accreditation as a PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER, by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. JUNE 17–27 Medical center joins the fight A G A I N S T P R O S TAT E C A N C E R HUMC participates in two widely successful campaigns to screen for and educate men about PROSTATE CANCER. The medical cen- ter, in conjunction with The New York Daily News, provides more than 3,000 men over age 40 with free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood tests at seven locations in four northern New Jersey counties. The Daily News’ campaign began on Father’s Day weekend. HUMC is also a sponsor of WABC-TV’s Fight Against Prostate Cancer Run held on Father’s Day in Central Park. TOP: (From left) Robert C. Garrett, execu- BOTTOM: Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., chairman of tive vice president and chief operating offi- The Department of Urology and chief of The cer; Harry Belafonte; and Ihor Sawczuk, M.D., Urologic Oncology Division at The Cancer chairman of The Department of Urology and Center receives a free PSA Prostate Cancer chief of The Urologic Oncology Division at Blood Test as part of The Prostate Cancer The Cancer Center, spend some time Institute of New Jersey, The Cancer Center, together in Central Park during WABC-TV’s and The Daily News initiative to provide men Fight Against Prostate Cancer Run. in Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Morris coun- ties with free PSA Prostate Cancer Blood Tests. 2004 Annual Report . 87 28 During The Garden State Arts Foundation Benefit Reception and Performance at The PNC Bank Arts Center, JOSEPH M. SANZARI is presented with The Tenth Annual Frances SEPTEMBER 12 Albert Sinatra Tribute to The Performing Arts. Pictured are more than 125 employees rep- resenting various departments from the medical center, including The Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care at the medical cen- ter who supported The Susan G. Komen 30 THE FAMILY OF DEBORAH SPILLANE, a former HUMC employee who passed away, RACE FOR THE CURE in New York City. donates vestment robes and a chalice to medical center Hospice employee Tom Quinn who SEPTEMBER 15 From left: (front row) Frank Laccitiello, phys- ical education teacher of Waldwick High is studying to be a priest. School; M.J. Sokolik, teacher of Hackensack High School; Trisha Ohl, student of Indian Hills High School; Lisa Costello, Driver Education teacher of Bergenfield High 31 The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital has three photographs selected for the School; Maribeth Pierce, RN, MSN, CCRN, Trauma Program coordinator at the medical center; Meliam Gonzales, RN, BSN, Trauma 2004 CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS PHOTO EXHIBIT . The exhibit itself tells a compelling story about Prevention coordinator and clinical instruc- tor at the medical center; and Iris Koonin, the work and the mission of children’s hospitals and illustrates why all children need chil- student assistance counselor of Hackensack High School; (back row) Carol Burghardt, teacher of Fort Lee High School; Michele dren’s hospitals. The National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions Maresca, RN, BSN, Trauma Prevention Outcomes coordinator at the medical cen- (NACHRI) is hosting the national exhibit. ter; Tom Kristen, teacher of Indian Hills High School; Ron Schroeder, police officer; William Havison, police officer; Terry Skjold, Driver Education teacher of Immaculate Heart Academy; Connie Wasnink, Driver Education teacher of Park Ridge High School; and Sara Feinstein, teacher of Ridgefield Park High School, gather during a recent kick-off break- fast for the second annual “Get It Together” challenge at HUMC. September SEPTEMBER 21 From left: Virgil Simons, founder of “The Barbershop Program;” Richard A. Watson, M.D., chief of The Department of Ambu- latory Urology, professor of Surgery 1 Lauren Rosborough, 14, who suffers from Celiac Disease, helps newly diagnosed (in Urology) UMDNJ-NJ Medical School; Ravi Munver, M.D., chief of The Department of Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery and patients by making “WELCOME” BASKETS for them. director of The Endourology Fellowship Program, and assistant professor of Surgery (in Urology) UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, adjunct assistant professor of Urology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University; Debra 8 The Wellington Health Care Center hosts its Annual Benefit and Concert featuring L. Fromer, M.D., assistant attending, Urology, assistant professor of Surgery (in AFTERMATH , a band that is comprised of HUMC’s very own vice president and chief Urology) UMDNJ-NJ Medical School; and Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., chairman of Urology, medical officer, Peter DeMauro, M.D., as lead vocalist and Gary Schwartz, M.D., on the chief, Urologic Oncology, professor of Surgery (in Urology) UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, adjunct professor of Urology guitar and harmonica. Ron Greco, the band’s percussionist, is a technician in The Information College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University gather together to Technology Department. Proceeds benefit The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. promote prostate cancer screenings and disease risk education. SEPTEMBER 22 During the Greater Hackensack Chamber 9 Nicole Fittizzi, of Ringwood, age 11, celebrates her mother’s 10 year anniversary of Commerce’s Annual Distinguished Citizen Award ceremony, a proud family gathers to as a cancer survivor by donating her hair to LOCKS OF LOVE. celebrate one of its own: Robert M. Koller Jr., honoree Robert M. Koller, Laura Raucci, and Elizabeth Koller, RN, administrative director of Radiation Oncology at the medical center. SEPTEMBER 12 SEPTEMBER 15 SEPTEMBER 21 SEPTEMBER 22 88 . Hackensack University Medical Center SEPTEMBER 22 SEPTEMBER 22 SEPTEMBER 24 SEPTEMBER 26 SEPTEMBER 22 From left: Joseph Simunovich, chairman of The HUMC Board of Governors, congrat- ulates honoree Rosemarie J. Sorce, with the help of Robert C. Garrett, executive vice president and chief operating officer during the Greater Hackensack Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Distinguished 10 More than 140,000 households representing 400,000 consumers in the contiguous Citizen Award ceremony. 48 states and The District of Columbia participate in a nationally syndicated National SEPTEMBER 22 From left: Javier Aisenberg, M.D., chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetology; Diana Research Corporation Healthcare Market Guide® study and ranked Hackensack University Chitic, 3; Rochelle Stern; Juliana Chitic and Kevin Chitic, 15 months, get ready to read Medical Center a CONSUMER CHOICE AWARD winner for the ninth year in a row. See story Ms. Stern’s book “Can Mom Have a Piece of my Birthday Cake.” page 76. SEPTEMBER 24 The much anticipated Annual Harvest Sale was a big hit as usual. Pictured from left: Lauren Giani Hrablook, administrative direc- 10 Corinne Rinaldi tries out the FLSTF Fat Boy motorcycle she won at the medical tor of Executive Services; Michelle Riley of The Department of Finance; Bridgette Bey of The Department of Finance; Ray center’s Fourth Annual “PARTY UNDER THE BRIDGE” Charity Motorcycle Run and Picnic. Vorisek, owner of Heights Flower Shop; Carol Loelius, accounts payable analyst in The Department of Finance; Maria McIlwrath of Information Technology; and 11 The staff of The Emergency/Trauma Department, Mobile ICU, and Hackensack Fire Estelle Murden, executive secretary in The Department of Finance show seasonal wares at The Annual Harvest Sale held out- and Police Departments lead a MOMENT OF SILENCE at the flagpole in remembrance of side The Second Street Café. the victims and events of September 11, 2001. SEPTEMBER 26 From left: healthcare team members from HUMC – Rick Winters, M.D., assistant attending physician in The Department of Plastic Surgery; Andrew L. Siegal, M.D., 12 The CJ Foundation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, in conjunction with the attending physician in The Department of Urology; Christopher M. Shaarri, M.D., assis- medical center and WaWa stores, holds its Eighth Annual WALK-A-THON . The walk raises tant attending in The Department of Otolaryngology; Andrew Rubenstein, M.D., assistant attending physician in The more than $200,000 throughout 12 locations. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Julia Piwoz, M.D., a member of The Pedi- atric Infectious Diseases Section in The Department of Pediatrics; Kathy Ambrose, administrative director of The Tomorrows 12 More than 125 employees representing various departments from the medical Children’s Fund; encourage Eric Rubenstein, 7, with his parents, Dr. Rubenstein and Dr. center including The Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care support The Susan G. Komen Piwoz, to enter The Kids Ride at The Bergen Bike Tur. RACE FOR THE CURE. 13 Hackensack University Medical Center participates in the ANNUAL MAX MCGUIRE GOLF OUTING held at Arcola Country Club in Paramus. HUMC is home to The Max McGuire Rooftop Garden, an area that provides solace to patients, their families, and employees. 2004 Annual Report . 89 15 The Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of The Department of Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center recently hosted its Second Annual “GET IT TOGETHER” challenge kick-off breakfast for area high schools designed to increase seat belt usage. 21 The medical center partners with The Prostate Net in its national initiative to promote disease risk education and PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS. 22 The Greater Hackensack Chamber of Commerce’s Annual DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD CEREMONY is held in The Palm Court at the medical center. This year’s honorees are Robert M. Koller, vice president of Corporate and Facilities Development and Rosemarie J. Sorce of The Sorce Companies and a member of the medical center’s Foundation Board of Trustees. 22 Rochelle Stern, a young mother and accomplished author who has diabetes, reads SEPTEMBER 29 The New Jersey Devils donate $2,950 to her book “CAN MOM HAVE A PIECE OF MY BIRTHDAY CAKE.” The book was written to help The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. Accepting the donation from educate her daughter and her friends about diabetes. Ken Ferriter (center), vice president of Marketing for The New Jersey Devils are Helen Cunning, director, Institutional Campaigns, HUMC Foundation, and Robert L. Torre, vice president and chief operating 24 The HEPATITIS TREATMENT CENTER at the medical center encourages everyone to avoid officer of The HUMC Foundation. behaviors known to damage the liver and spread liver disease, and to adopt a lifestyle that SEPTEMBER 29 From left: Elizabeth Gelb; Madeline A. Naegle, Ph.D, RN, FAAN; Mary Ann promotes liver health. Donohue, Ph.D., RN, APN, C., administra- tive director of Nursing, Psychiatric Services, and Nursing Research; Barbara Williams, RN, APN, C; Robin A. Foley, RN; and Sharon 26 Unicyn Financial Corporation and HUMC physicians team up to benefit The Mancini, RN at The Silverberg Nursing Scholarship Award Program. Tomorrows Children’s Fund and The Volunteer Center of Bergen County, Inc. Sponsors OCTOBER 1 From left: Michael Farber, M.D., medical including The Bergen Chapter of The NJ Society of CPAs, The Bergen County Bar director, Executive Health Services at HUMC; New Jersey Net All-Star point guard Jason Kidd; and Wilma Peterson, RN, Foundation, and NJ Financial Institutions raised funds through a BIKE TOUR of Northern Executive Health Services at HUMC during The New Jersey Nets annual pre-season Bergen County. physicals visit. OCTOBER 3 Best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark takes time to sign copies of her latest thriller 28 Hackensack University Medical Center bids a fond farewell to DOMINICK VISTOCCO, “The Second Time Around.” OCTOBER 4 administrative director of Occupational Medicine, after 36 years of dedicated service. BJ and Susan Blanchard get acquainted with their new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren after placing the top bid of $725,000 benefit- ing The Cancer Center. SEPTEMBER 29 SEPTEMBER 29 OCTOBER 1 OCTOBER 3 OCTOBER 4 90 . Hackensack University Medical Center OCTOBER 4 OCTOBER 6 OCTOBER 6 OCTOBER 6 OCTOBER 4 From left: Councilman Scott Reddin and Gary B. Munk, Ph.D., director of Virology enjoy The Friends for Life – “A Taste of Life” benefit, where Dr. Munk is honored. OCTOBER 6 From left: Sara Antonov and her son Alexei 29 Ken Ferriter, vice president of Marketing for the NEW JERSEY DEVILS, presents a check Antonov, 7; Teresa Raspe with her son Phillip Raspe, 6; Meliam Gonzalez, RN, BSN, for $2,950 to The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. The funds were raised Trauma Prevention coordinator and clinical instructor at HUMC; and Ting Lan Cao, 7, with her mother, Hong Lao, participate in during The National Hockey League’s Annual “NHL Fights Cancer” event. the Safe Kids Walk This Way Campaign. OCTOBER 6 From left: Lisa Iachetti, RN, BSN, CEN, nurse 29 A press conference is held at Tavern on The Green in New York City to announce the manager of The Emergency Trauma Depart- . ment; John P Ferguson, president and chief executive officer; John J. LoCurto, Jr., M.D., auction of a MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN to benefit The Cancer Center at the medical center. FACS, chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Injury Prevention Section of The Department of Surgery, and president of The Medical and Dental Staff; Laura Cima, 29 The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and The Department of RN, vice president of Nursing; Maribeth Pierce, RN, MSN, Trauma nurse coordina- tor; Richard Davies, M.D., chairman of Patient Care hold The Third Annual SILVERBERG NURSING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM . Surgery; and Donna Ramsey, RN, adminis- trative head nurse of The Emergency Working in conjunction with the medical center and New York University’s (NYU) Division Trauma Department proudly display the recognition plaque received in honor of the medical center’s re-verification as a of Nursing, The Silverberg family donates scholarship monies for medical center nurses New Jersey State Trauma Center by The Committee On Trauma of The American continuing their education at NYU. This ceremony features guest speaker Madeline A. College of Surgeons. OCTOBER 6 Naegle, Ph.D, RN, FAAN, coordinator of Advanced Practice Psychiatric – Mental Health From left: Andrew Pecora, M.D., chairman and director of The Cancer Center; Robert Nursing Program and coordinator, International Affairs, Division of Nursing. L. Torre, vice president and chief operating officer of The HUMC Foundation; Acting Governor Richard J. Codey; Senator Joseph Coniglio; Maureen Roehnelt, personal assis- tant to Acting Governor Codey; and John 30 ANGELS OF HOPE launches its first annual “Shop and Dine” Weekend in Wyckoff, P. Ferguson, president and chief executive officer gather outside of The Benito and raising more than $60,000 to benefit The Betty Torricelli Institute for Breast Care at the Carmen Lopez Stem Cell Transplant Center where Acting Governor Codey visited to medical center. See story page 77. learn about The Cancer Center. AUGUST 29 “Party Under The Bridge” gets MOTORS RUNNING FOR CHARITY The medical center’s Motorcycle Charity Run and Picnic is one big “PARTY UNDER THE BRIDGE.” Joseph M. Sanzari, second vice Front and center are Joseph and Donna chairman of The Board of Governors, member of The Foundation Sanzari, leading the way to Ross Dock, Fort Board of Trustees, and founding benefactor of The Joseph M. Lee, during HUMC’s Fourth Annual “Party Under The Bridge” Charity Motorcycle Run Sanzari Children’s Hospital, hosts the mega-successful celebra- and Picnic. tion as 800 motorcyclists went “running” to the tune of $100,000 in proceeds to benefit The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.