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Palisades Medical Center

About Us

Palisades Medical Center is one of 18 hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health Network. Located on the Hudson River waterfront in North Bergen, N.J., Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center has and continues to meet the changing healthcare needs of Hudson and Southern Bergen counties, serving a population of more than 450,000. The 197-bed not-for-profit medical center focuses on providing quality expert care in a safe environment. The hospital has recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group’s most recent review, the only hospital in Hudson County with three consecutive A’s.

The hospital has been going through an exciting revitalization, attracting additional expert, fellowship-trained surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive surgery and other specialties. As a result of the hospital’s recent capital, clinical, and personnel investments, the hospital's interior spaces have been reimagined to enhance the patient experience. Renovations include new flooring, remodeling of the main hospital lobby and a brand new multi-specialty suite, and a urology office, in the medical office building, creating spaces that promote comfort, quality, and clinical excellence. Plans are underway for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department.

Located on the main campus, the Medical Office Building provides comprehensive specialty outpatient services featuring an adult and pediatric outpatient physical rehabilitation center with the latest equipment and technology. The sleep-wake center offers comfortable accommodations for sleep analysis. The Comprehensive Breast Center features an enhanced and newly added breast surgery program. The medical office building also has additional outpatient services including General Bariatrics, Orthopedic and Cosmetic Surgery, Cardiology, Urology, Pulmonology, Vascular, and Dermatology. The building also provides cancer care provided by professionals from Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center.

Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center has a Graduate Medical Education Program with residencies in podiatry, dermatology, family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, gastroenterology fellowships, and traditional rotating internships.

HMH Palisades Medical Center partners with local parishes, senior centers, and community centers in Hudson and Southern Bergen counties providing over 135 community events per year, serving 38,000 people with diabetic testing, blood pressure checks, smoking cessation information, posture and balance screenings, sleep assessments, breast health, and lung cancer screening information and education.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognized Palisades Medical Center with the 2023 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

The American Heart Association recognized Palisades Medical Center with the 2023 Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Award Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services awarded Palisades Medical Center a perfect 100 score for treatment of heart attack patients

Palisades Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke and Sepsis Disease Specific Certifications

Palisades Medical Center has received Community Recognition Awards from Save Latin America, El Cambio, Rotary Club of North Hudson, West New York Leones Cubanos de Hudson Lions Club, and Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce

The American Association of Respiratory Care has recognized both Palisades Medical Center and The Harborage with Quality Respiratory Care Recognition awards. The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program earned National Certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Sleep-Wake Center at Palisades Medical Center earned a five-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

For excellence in building a more environmentally sustainable organization, the 2023 Greenhealth Emerald Award.

Lisa Iachetti MBA, BSN, RN
President and Chief Hospital Executive Palisades Medical Center

Aaron Stein, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Maria BrilhanteMaria Brilhante, MSN, APRN, NEA-BC, CMSRN
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Rohit MahajanRohit Mahajan
Vice President, Operations

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