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					                                                                                                   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
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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.
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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
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                                  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.
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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.




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         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.
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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.




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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!”
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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.




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 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.
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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.




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  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.




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  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.

				
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