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Joseph M Sanzari Childrens Hospital

Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive medical and surgical Pediatric care in more than 30 sub-specialties, all integrated within a state-of–the-art child-and family-focused facility. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital is designated by the State of New Jersey as a children’s hospital. It is also one of a select group designated a full institutional member of the Children’s Hospital Association. This designation honors the contributions of a dedicated team of health care professionals, team members and volunteers who have made the children’s hospital a world-class healing environment for children and their families for many years. More significantly, this designation builds on that commitment of care for children that Hackensack University Medical Center has always provided. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital received a Top 50 national ranking in Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals. The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital includes the Children’s Cancer Institute and Pediatric Emergency Department and offers the following services, programs and subspecialties: The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House – a state-designated Regional Diagnostic Center for Child Abuse and Neglect serving Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties; Audiology: Blood and Marrow Transplantation (the only one in New Jersey); Cardiology; Community and CPR training; Child Life Services; Center for Pain and Palliative Care; Day Accommodation Suite; Dermatology; Gastroenterology and Nutrition; Genetics: Healthy Futures – Pediatric Weight Management; Hospitalists; Infectious Diseases; Inpatient Care Unites, Institute for Child Development; JUDY Center for Down Syndrome; Molly Center for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); Nephrology; Neurology; Otolaryngology; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Pediatric Surgery; Pulmonology; Rheumatology; Social Work; and the Steven and Richard Bader Immunological Institute.

Office Contact Information

Medical Staff Services Office Hours and Contacts

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1 Conklin, Room 1502

Phone: 551-996-2020
General Email:
Fax: 201-342-9324

Mailing Address
Medical Staff Office
30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Medical Staff Contacts

Barbara Vaitovas

Pavel Svitak
Medical Staff Database Administrator

Haejune Antequera
Medical Staff Credentialing Specialist

Nancy Barker
Medical Staff Credentialing Specialist

Jerel Malapit
Medical Staff Credentialing Specialist

Donna Solari
Medical Staff Compliance Specialist

Marlene Colburn
Medical Staff Specialist

Hospital Leadership


Mark D. Sparta, FACHE
Regional President North
Hackensack Meridian Health

Stephen Percy, Jr., MD, MBA, FAAP
Interim Chair
Department of Pediatrics

Linda Stanton MBA, RN, NE-BC
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Surgical, Emergency/Critical Care,

Colleen Kearney MSN, APN, NE-BC
Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Medical, Neuroscience, NICU

Medical Staff Leadership

Hans Schmidt, M.D.

Kevin Hewitt, M.D.
Vice President

Rajiv Jayant Patel, M.D.

Rakesh Chhabra, M.D.

George Ferrone, M.D.
Immediate Past Co-President

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