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Hackensack University Medical Center Structural Heart ‘Dream Team’ Advancing Minimally Invasive Valve Care

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Hackensack NJ, when patients need structural heart care for a valve condition, they need a team they can trust to deliver the effective minimally invasive care. With the addition of three structural heart experts and a track record of innovation, quality and experience, the structural heart team at Hackensack University Medical Center can deliver outcomes that exceed national standards while providing an outstanding patient experience.

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Hackensack University Medical Center Highest Number of Emergency Room Visits in the State

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Hackensack NJ, according to data compiled by Becker’s, Hackensack University Medical Center with 133,190 visits recorded the highest volume of emergency department visits in 2022 among individual facilities in the State of New Jersey and ranked 10th in the country . St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (Paterson, N.J.) had 112,690 visits came in second in the state and the 23rd highest volume emergency room in the country and Morristown Medical Center was the third busiest in the state with 103,674 visits and 35 busiest in the country.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Says Derogatory Middle East Conflict Posts on Instagram was “Unauthorized”

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Hackensack NJ, Spending excessive time with your phone in hand, eyes constantly fixed on the screen, might be an indication of overindulgence in your social media feeds. While many believe that maintaining connections with friends through social media can have positive effects, the reality is that prolonged use of these platforms may elevate the risk of depression and anxiety.

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Pedestrian Struck by SUV in the parking lot of the Paramus ShopRite Rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center

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Paramus NJ, a pedestrian was gravely injured when she was struck by a black colored SUV in the parking lot of ShopRite, 224 East Route 4 in Paramus shortly after 1 PM on Labor Day, Monday, 09/04. The victim was rushed by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HUMC) main campus. A paramedic team from HUMC was onboard the ambulance, and a Paramus Police Emergency Services Unit vehicle also assisted in the transport. Detectives from Paramus Police immediately began an investigation into the occurrence.

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Maywood Intersection Accident Leaves one Victim Trapped in Vehicle , then Rushed to HUMC

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Maywood NJ, on Monday at approximately 11:50am City of Hackensack Deputy 2 and Rescue 1 responded with mutual aid to Maywood at the intersection of Maywood Ave and Howcroft Road on reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival they found two car motor vehicle accident with one vehicle operator entrapped and injured. Maywood Fire Company Engine stretched and charged a hose-line as Rescue 1 used Holmatro cutter and spreader to remove drivers side door. HUMC BLS stabilized the patient and Rescue 1 assisted with removing the driver from the vehicle and packaging the patient for transport to HUMC.

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City of Hackensack Fire Department Deals with Multiply Accidents Eastbound and Westbound on the Hackensack River Bridge at the Same Time

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Hackensack NJ, at 4:00pm Thursday May 11th the City of Hackensack Fire Department Engine 1, Engine 2, Rescue 1 and Deputy 3 were dispatched to Route 80 Eastbound on the Hackensack River bridge for a reported motorcyclist down.

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Two Car Collison at the Intersection of Essex Street and State Street in Hackensack Sends Occupants to Hackensack University Medical Center

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Hackensack NJ, at approximately 2:25pm City of Hackensack Fire Department Engine 4, Rescue 1 and Deputy 1 responded to the intersection of Essex Street and State Street on reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. On arrival they found a two car motor vehicle accident with two people still in one vehicle. Rescue 1 began setting up extrication equipment and Engine 4 stretched a precautionary hand line. Both occupants inside the vehicle were able to self evacuate. The occupants were transported to HUMC with non life threatening injuries. Rescue 1 and Engine 4 remained on scene and applied absorbent to minor fluid spill. On duty city tow removed both vehicles. This intersection has been the scene of a series of mishaps over the years with residents saying there needs to be a left turn light Essex Street and State Street.

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Rollover Crash in Rochelle Park Sends Victim to Hackensack University Medical Center

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Rochelle Park NJ, Rochelle Park Fire Department and Maywood Fire Department required the use of hydraulic extrication tools to free an individual who was entrapped inside of a Mazda SUV that had flipped on its side after hitting a tree in the 300 block of West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park on Tuesday morning, 07/19. BLS and ALS personnel from Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) aided the victim on scene before ambulance transport to HUMC’s main campus. Rochelle Park Police provided traffic control at the scene and investigated the single vehicle crash. The heavily damaged vehicle was righted by a hydraulic lift tow truck prior to its removal from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Fire Quickly Subdued on Rooftop of Hackensack University Medical Center

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Hackensack NJ, City of Hackensack Fire Companies responded to HUMC at 62 2nd Street for fire on the roof. The Fire involved a generator smoke stack with combustible materials at the roof line burning around the stack. Fire was brought under control in 30 minutes with no reported injuries. Companies from Englewood and Teaneck assisted on the scene. Fire is being investigated by Hackensack fire prevention.

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Infectious disease expert, “Using ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, to treat or prevent COVID-19 is up there with swallowing bleach”

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Hackensack NJ, Using ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, to treat or prevent COVID-19 is up there with swallowing bleach and blow drying your face, it does not work and can cause serious harm.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Names Linda A. McHugh as Chief Experience and People Officer

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to welcome Linda A. McHugh, M.T., MBA as chief experience and people officer, responsible for the strategic management and delivery of all experience, hospitality and people programs, policies, processes, and practices for the network.

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SUV Careens Off Route 17 onto a Pedestrian Bridge at Linwood Ave in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, Firefighters from Paramus FD Engine Company #1 extinguished a Thursday evening, 01/07, motor vehicle accident related car fire on Route 17 northbound near Linwood Avenue, Paramus. An SUV traveling on Route 17 northbound careened off the highway and caught fire after mounting a pedestrian bridge’s concrete staircase before coming to a halt. The vehicle’s adult male driver was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Center’s main campus with non life threatening injuries. A tow truck removed the charred vehicle from it’s predicament. Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services personnel responded to assist their Paramus Fire Department, Paramus Police, Paramus Rescue Squad, and Paramus EMS counterparts. Traffic on Route 17 northbound at the crash scene was limited to a single lane as emergency and vehicle recovery responders worked.

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Hackensack Meridian Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to New Jersey’s Fire, Police and EMS personnel

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest and most integrated health network in New Jersey, today announced that it is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to New Jersey’s dedicated first responders including fire, police and EMS personnel.

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Hackensack University Medical Center employees are among the first in the state to receive Pfizer’s new coronavirus vaccine

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack University Medical Center employees are among the first in the state to receive Pfizer’s new coronavirus vaccine .

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Flu or COVID-19? How Can You Tell the Difference in Kids

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Hackensack NJ, Flu season is ramping up, and your child begins to develop a runny nose or fever. A year ago that might not have caused too much concern – but now that first symptom may trigger fear that he or she has COVID-19.

“Children are at risk for a wide variety of respiratory illnesses, especially during the winter due to dry air and the fact that we are more often indoors,” says David Walker, M.D., chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. “It is important for parents to have basic information about the flu and COVID-19 and to know when it’s necessary to get help.”

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