“We are proud to sign this definitive agreement with Palisades Medical Center,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. “We have been fortunate to partner with Palisades since 2012 through a successful clinical affiliation. Working together, we have enhanced and expanded the award-winning programs provided at Palisades, and will continue to do so. I am grateful for the leadership of Palisades’ CEO, Bruce Markowitz, and Theresa De Leon, chairwoman of the board, for their partnership and shared vision.”
In the fall of 2014, Hackensack University Health Network and Palisades Medical Center signed a letter of intent further expanding its partnership. The definitive agreement integrates Palisades Medical Center, which will be known as HackensackUMC Palisades, as a full member of the Hackensack University Health Network, greatly benefitting and expanding services to the Hudson County region.
“The definitive agreement with the Hackensack University Health Network signifies a meaningful evolution of progress for Palisades Medical Center,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, president and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. “Most importantly, this relationship represents tremendous benefits for patients as they will have access to exceptional specialty services at the local level, in their own backyard. We are very proud to partner with the leading healthcare organization in the region, and excited with the opportunity to continue to improve the health of our communities.”
Palisades Medical Center comprises 449 hospital and long-term care beds through its hospital and nursing home. It most recently 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 Medical Center. Patients will receive the same world-class cancer care available at the John Theurer Cancer Center in a new location. The outpatient facility will help provide state-of-the-art cancer care to the estimated 4,000 Hudson County patients in need of cancer treatment annually.
This new venture will continue to place Hackensack University Health Network’s hospitals on the cutting-edge of medicine and healthcare delivery for its patients; strengthening each organization, and expanding the Network’s reach into Hudson County. It joins other affiliated hospitals: HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley (Westwood, NJ) and HackensackUMC Mountainside (Montclair, NJ).
About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,250 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,700 credentialed physicians. HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2014-15. It is one of the top 30 hospitals in the nation by receiving 11 national specialty rankings, including a national ranking for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for nine years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 13 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 23 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence; receiving its fifth consecutive designation in 2014. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls and was Official Medical Services Provider to The Barclays PGA Golf Tournament and the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLV111 Host Committee. It remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.