Palisades Medical Center | Hackensack Meridian Health | North Bergen, NJ   
Palisades Medical Center
Palisades Medical Center

Hospitals and Emergency Departments

7600 River Rd.
North BergenNJ 07047

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Wait Times Explained: New patients arrive frequently, and some patients require more immediate attention indifferent of when they arrive. Your wait time may differ from what is listed at the time of a patient’s arrival. Wait times represent an average time from arrival to being seen by a clinician.

Wait times are refreshed every 30 minutes. Wait times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival. They may remain subject to change at all times without notice. When "NA" is displayed, wait time is unavailable.

Please be advised that screening with a metal detector wand is required for entrance into our Emergency Department.

Palisades Medical Center

Advanced Surgical Care Close to Home

Top Notch Surgical Team

Our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained general surgeons are the best in the field, with extensive experience in performing a wide range of surgeries. We are confident in our ability to provide personalized treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our use of minimally invasive procedures ensures the best possible outcomes, and we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care to our patients.

  • Colorectal
  • Orthopedic
  • Bariatric
  • Urology
  • Hernia
  • Gastrointestinal

To learn more, please call 201-854-5000.

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Key Phone Numbers

Main number: 201-854-5000
Breast Center: 201-295-4800
Adult Rehabilitation Services: 201-854-5013
Pediatric Rehabilitation Services: 201-520-4773
Maternity Center: 201-854-5189

The Only A in Hudson County

May 2024 - Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center is the ONLY hospital in Hudson County to earn an A for patient safety. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns grades to hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. This is the only hospital rating program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients.

National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Palisades Medical Center as a high-performing hospital in the following areas: Stroke, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia and Heart Failure.

Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s Best Hospitals for Maternity Care – with a High Performing designation – for 2023-2024.

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association has awarded Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center with the Get With The Guidelines®️ - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll  for improving patient care.


Patients should bring the following information when registering for an appointment or hospital stay:

  • Advance Directive
  • Copay or deductible
  • Driver’s license
  • Insurance Card
  • Medicare/Medicaid card
  • Name and Social Security Number of the insured
  • Referral forms from your physician (if required by your insurance carrier)
  • Referral/Order Guidelines
  • Worker’s compensation information (if applicable)
You can sign into MyChart, our online patient portal. You can use the portal to view your records, request medication refills, access test results, manage your appointments and more.

Visitor Parking = $7
Valet Parking = $7

Ample parking is available in the lots surrounding Hackensack University Medical Center Palisades.

If you are visiting one of the outpatient departments, you may be eligible for to park for free. Please follow these steps:

  • Bring your Parking Voucher to a representative from that department to be approved.
  • Before you leave, bring the approved Voucher to the Cashier’s Window for complimentary validation.
  • Insert the validated Voucher into the ticket machine at the parking lot’s exit gate.

We update our hospital visitation every Wednesday, based upon the risk of COVID-19 spread, the number of COVID-19 patients, hospital staffing and equipment levels.

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Breast Health Services

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Services and Breast Surgery are available in one convenient location. The Comprehensive Breast Center offers:
  • 3D digital mammography, screening, and diagnostic
  • Breast ultrasound, screening, and diagnostic
  • Second opinion program to review outside films

Breast cancer surgery is also performed at Palisades Medical Center including oncoplastic “hidden scar” surgery, which achieves the best cosmetic result possible, and breast reconstruction, including approaches that rebuild a breast from a patient’s own natural tissue.

Schedule online your screening mammogram today!

Maternity Services

2024 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best Hospitals for Maternity Care methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality, such as C-section rates in lower-risk pregnancies, newborn complication rates, exclusive breast milk feeding rates, and early elective delivery rates, among others.

Recognized as one of the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care in 2022 by Money and the Leapfrog Group. Eligible hospitals were required to receive an “A” or “B” letter grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assessment for spring 2022 and meet specific maternity care standards in areas such as early elective deliveries, cesarean birth, episiotomy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, bilirubin screening and high-risk.

Palisades Medical Center’s recently renovated maternity center combines high-quality care with state-of-the-art technology and calming, comforting amenities nestled on the Hudson River Waterfront. New parent educational resources – like new mother parenting, proper breastfeeding techniques and tummy time – prepare new parents to welcome their newborns into the world safely and comfortably.

In addition to routine maternity care, the center specializes in the care of women with complex pregnancies that are considered “high risk” due to their own health concerns or those of the developing baby.

Orthopedics Care

Our fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons have advanced training and experience in a wide range of specialties, including shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, sports medicine, trauma, and more. The care team maintains a strong focus on patient education as part of their approach. They value establishing long-standing relationships with their patients and discussing and developing the least invasive treatment strategy. and providing high-quality patient care. If surgery is necessary, our surgeons offer minimally invasive techniques to help restore function, improve quality of life and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our Services:

  • Pain in the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip joints 
  • Arthritis of the hip, knee, & shoulder
  • Sports-related injuries and conditions
  • Shoulder injuries including shoulder dislocation/instability and tears of the rotator cuff, labrum, and biceps tendon
  • Knee injuries including tears of the ligaments, menisci, and quadriceps tendon
  • Fractures of the upper and lower extremities

Outpatient Adult and Pediatric Physical Rehabilitation Facility

Our goal is to help you get to your highest level of functioning, as safely and quickly as possible. Our dedicated medical professionals work collaboratively with our orthopedic surgeons and will assess your condition, and develop a personalized treatment program.


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