Early one morning last June, Emer Featherstone felt uncharacteristically lethargic and short of breath. An active 81-year-old gardener extraordinaire who operates her own accounting business, Emer thought she was just tired and rested on her couch. Soon after, a friend of Emer’s stopped by, took one look at her and called 911.

President’s Message

It is my privilege to serve both as a leader and as a member of this caring community. With a shared mission to provide the highest quality, human-centered care, our team members go above and beyond every day on behalf of our patients, their families and each other.

Project Search

Hackensack University Medical Center was part of a select group of hospitals involved in Project SEARCH, a one-year, business-led internship program for students with disabilities in their final year of high school.  A collaborative partnership between business, education, workforce and government agencies, vocational rehabilitation, community rehabilitation providers, long-term support agencies and families, Project SEARCH provides students who want to work with a chance to explore careers and develop job skills.

Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T.

Hackensack University Medical Center and the United States Army Reserve joined forces for Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. (Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training), a first-of-its-kind partnership which focused on high-quality, individualized specialty medical training for service members to improve their knowledge and skill sets, and increase soldier readiness.


Hackensack University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center now offer an innovative treatment of carotid artery disease that dramatically reduces the risk of stroke in patients with blocked carotid arteries, the major blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain. The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), employs a new FDA-approved neuroprotection system that temporarily reverses blood flow in the artery during the procedure to prevent dangerous plaque from traveling to the brain and causing a stroke. 

Celebrating Life and Liberty

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center marked its largest and most successful Celebrating Life and Liberty event at MetLife Stadium. More than 4,000 patients, caregivers and team members joined in the 9th annual event, which has grown since its inception from a few hundred participants.

Leadership Team

Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACs


Dianne Aroh, MS, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC

Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical and Patient Care Officer

Mark D. Sparta, FACHE

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President, Population Health Clinical Operations

Elizabeth Koller

Chief of Staff

Jeffrey R. Boscamp, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Chief Academic Officer

Carol L. Barsky, M.D., MBA

Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer

James De Rosa

President of Finance, Acute Care Services

William Faverzani

Vice President, Senior Operations Officer, Children’s Enterprise

Donald Ferrell

Vice President of Facilities, Capital Construction & Campus Development

Terri Freguletti, RN

Vice President, Perioperative Services

Jason Kreitner, FACHE

Vice President, Senior Operations Officer

Laura Kudlacik

Vice President, John Theurer Cancer Center

Daniel McManus

Director, Corporate Compliance

Morey Menacker, D.O.

Vice President, Specialty Care and Care Transitions, Physician Services Division

Kunle Modupe, MS

Vice President, Hospitality Services

Loretta Orlando, Esq. RN

Associate General Counsel

Sharad Sahu, M.D.

Vice President, Regional Clinical Integration

Lisa Tank, M.D., FACP

Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Clare Ward

Vice President, Development Principal Giving

Medical/Dental Staff Leadership

Thomas Salazer, M.D.
Sarah Timmapuri, M.D.


George Ferrone, M.D.

Vice President

Deborah Goss, M.D.


Sanjeev Kaul, M.D.


Sarita Rastogi, M.D.

Immediate Past President