Hackensack University Health Network Welcomes Palisades Medical Center as a Full Member of the Network

September 10, 2014 02:35 PM
Palisades Medical Center joined the Hackensack University Health Network as a full member, which was marked by a formal Letter of Intent (LOI) signing ceremony on September 10, 2014.

(North Bergen, NJ) – Hackensack University Health Network is pleased to announce Palisades Medical Center will be joining its Network as a full member; marked by a formal Letter of Intent (LOI) signing ceremony. This LOI is expected to lead to a definitive agreement between the two organizations in the coming months. This affiliation will further enhance the award-winning quality care that Palisades Medical Center already provides patients in Hudson County. 

The signing is the culmination of years of collaboration between the two networks.  Since joining efforts in June 2012, both systems have seen significant benefits in the working relationship that has developed between their medical staff and physicians. 

“We are thrilled to be taking this next step with our friends at Palisades Medical Center,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network.  “Our physicians and staff at HackensackUMC and Palisades Medical Center are the best in the state, committed to providing world-class quality care to our patients.  This new venture will place our hospitals on the cutting-edge of medicine and healthcare delivery for our patients.”

HackensackUHN and Palisades, a 202-bed facility in North Bergen, N.J., have already established a successful partnership that supports and strengthens many of Palisades’ existing programs, especially in the pediatric and neonatal areas.  Today’s signing ceremony symbolizes a commitment to build upon that existing relationship, which will likely expand into other departments like neurology, orthopedic surgery and oncology – in conjunction with the John Theurer Cancer Center.

As a member of HackensackUHN, Palisades Medical Center will remain an acute care hospital, known as HackensackUMC Palisades.  In addition, HackensackUHN and Palisades Medical Center plan to invest over the next five years at Palisades, ensuring that HackensackUMC Palisades has the most cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art facilities.

“For over a century, Palisades Medical Center has committed itself to providing exceptional care for our patients,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, president and CEO of Palisades Medical Center.  “Joining HackensackUHN, the premier healthcare system in New Jersey, is just one more step toward strengthening that mission. This affiliation will give our patients access to world-class physicians and the best specialty care programs available.”

This joint partnership is expected to be finalized later this year after receiving approval from the New Jersey Department of Health and other authorities.

Photo:  Palisades Medical Center joined the Hackensack University Health Network as a full member, which was marked by a formal Letter of Intent (LOI) signing ceremony on September 10, 2014.

Front row, from left to right: Bruce J. Markowitz, president and chief executive officer, Palisades Medical Center; Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer, Hackensack University Health Network; Joseph Simunovich; chairman, Hackensack University Health Network Board of Trustees. Back row, from left to right:  Theresa de Leon, chairman, Board of Governors, Palisades Medical Center and Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, North Bergen, New Jersey.


About Hackensack University Health Network 

Hackensack University Health Network is the New Jersey-based parent company of HackensackUMC, the HackensackUMC Foundation, Hackensack University Medical Groups, and corporate joint venture partners with LHP Hospital Group (Dallas, TX) in ownership of two hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley and HackensackUMC Mountainside. Together with six other health systems, the Network is part of the nation’s largest healthcare consortium of its kind, AllSpire Health Partners; with a total of 28 hospitals and service area of more than six million people. HackensackUHN also enjoys clinical and academic affiliations with some of the nation’s most well-renowned health systems, hospitals and universities, including: CentraState Healthcare System, CityMD, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MinuteClinic, North Shore-LIJ Health System, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, Palisades Medical Center, Rutgers Medical School, St. George’s University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. With 1,452 beds, more than 11,000 employees and 3,300 credentialed physicians at hospitals within the Network, Hackensack University Health Network is one of the largest healthcare systems in New Jersey.

About Palisades Medical Center

Palisades Medical Center is located in North Bergen, NJ, and serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and Southern Bergen Counties. The Medical Center features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. The State of New Jersey's annual healthcare report card ranked Palisades as one of the top hospitals in the state and #1 in Hudson County. Palisades was also one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive a perfect 100% score in treating heart attack patients. The State's annual evaluation showed that The Harborage at Palisades has "Zero Deficiencies" — a result that is earned by only 3% of nursing homes.  For more information, go to www.palisadesmedical.org.






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