ARMEDCOM initiative begins SMART partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center
Thor Sawczuk, M.D., president of Hackensack University Medical Center, stated that the medical center is “honored and privileged to support our military by providing high-quality, one-on-one medical training to our Soldiers, ensuring they have the critical skillets they need to maintain readiness,” during the Operation Hackensack SMART Partnership Ceremony held at Hackensack University Medical Center on Jun. 5. On June 5, 2017, Hackensack University Medical Center and the U.S. Army Reserve announced the formation of Operation Hackensack S.M.A.R.T. (Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training), an innovative, first-of-its-kind partnership which focuses on high-quality, individualized specialty medical training for service members to improve their knowledge, skillsets and increase soldier readiness. Soldiers will partner with their civilian counterparts at Hackensack University Medical Center for 14 days of immersion training utilizing cutting-edge technology, at no additional cost to the government. This innovative relationship will contribute to superior readiness and in-depth training within the medical ranks. It will also provide critical knowledge sharing between military and civilian medical professionals about best practices, techniques and procedures to ensure military service members are trained to use the most current technology in today’s rapidly changing health care landscape.