Hackensack University Health Network is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive agreement with Palisades Medical Center (North Bergen) to become a full member of its expanding network. The definitive agreement was signed on April 2, and moves both organizations into the next steps for regulatory approval.
“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) and HackensackUMC Mountainside (Montclair).Related Articles: