HackensackUMC Resumes Full Operations

As of 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, HackensackUMC in North Bergen, New Jersey, has resumed full operations and is fully staffed, including surgical care units, Birthing Center and all ancillary departments. The Emergency Department will re-open at 7:00pm EST.

Patients that had been transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy have been transferred back to HackensackUMC for continuation of their care. The patient transfer process and facility evacuation was safely and effectively completed as a result or the collaborative planning and efforts of HackensackUMC's Medical Staff and employees, Hudson County Office of Emergency Management, local police, fire and rescue personnel, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, and HackensackUMC. Employees from every department at HackensackUMC worked tirelessly through two days to ensure the safety and well being of patients.

In the photo...

A patient returning to HackensackUMC is welcomed by Kathy Flanagan, Nursing Director of the Emergency Department; Sheen Lee, RN; and Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO.

"We are very appreciative of the consideration, commitment and responsiveness demonstrated by our public officials, first responders, and employees at HackensackUMC," said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of HackensackUMC. "We are grateful for their dedication under difficult circumstances and inspired by their efforts to serve our communities."

HackensackUMC is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and Southern Bergen Counties. HackensackUMC is a member of the Hackensack University Health Network and features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center.