Palisades Medical Center Becomes Full Member of the Hackensack University Health Network

March 1, 2016

Hackensack University Health Network is pleased to announce that Palisades Medical Center (North Bergen, NJ) has become a full member of the HackensackUHN, representing the Network’s fourth hospital in northern New Jersey. State and federal regulatory agencies have granted their approval, and Palisades Medical Center will now be known as HackensackUMC Palisades. It joins HackensackUMC (Hackensack), HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley (Westwood), and HackensackUMC Mountainside (Montclair).

“We are very excited for the future of HackensackUMC Palisades,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUHN. “Our teams look forward to working together to continue a legacy of quality care that Palisades has established. As a HackensackUHN hospital, Palisades will be clinically integrated within the network; which is home to some of the best physicians and medical providers in the world. By sharing our resources, talent and facilities, we will strengthen the level of care provided to the communities while offering patients a better experience.”

Since 1978, Palisades has been providing quality care at its current River Road location—establishing itself as a trusted member of the community. Palisades’ patients are now part of one of the largest health systems in New Jersey; comprised of 1,717 hospital and nursing home beds, with more than 10,800 team members and 3,300 physicians.

“This represents a wonderful milestone for Palisades Medical Center and our communities as we become part of the premier healthcare system in New Jersey. As HackensackUMC Palisades, we will continue our commitment to quality, enhance access to exceptional clinical programs and secure our financial stability for years to come,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, president and chief executive officer of HackensackUMC Palisades.

He added, “Our medical staff, employees, volunteers and community partners can take great pride in their hard work and dedication.  Their efforts have enabled us to realize this accomplishment and we look forward to a new era of healthcare for the communities in Hudson and southern Bergen counties.”

This new development is the culmination of our very successful partnership. Since 2012, both HackensackUHN and Palisades have worked collaboratively to enhance services that include pediatric cardiology, neonatology and most recently – oncology.

In 2015, HackensackUMC Palisades opened a new, 57,000-square-foot outpatient facility overlooking the Hudson River that offers additional services of HackensackUMC’s John Theurer Cancer Center at Palisades. Patients receive the same world-class cancer care available at the John Theurer Cancer Center in a new location.

About Hackensack University Health Network
Hackensack University Health Network is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Group, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. In 2015, HackensackUHN welcomed Palisades Medical Center as a full member of the Network, marked by the execution of a definitive agreement. HackensackUHN also welcomed Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as an affiliate hospital. In May 2015, HackensackUHN signed a definitive agreement to merge with Meridian Health; creating one, integrated healthcare delivery system, known as Hackensack Meridian Health. In June 2015, HackensackUHN and Seton Hall University announced a definitive agreement to form a new, four-year school of medicine – the only private medical school in New Jersey. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: Aetna, AllSpire Health Partners, CityMD, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey; MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, OMNIA Health Alliance; Rutgers Medical School, St. George’s University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Summit Medical Group, The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState, and United Surgical Partners International. With more than 10,800 employees, 3,300 credentialed medical staff members and 1,717 hospital and nursing home beds at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.