North Bergen – As of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, has resumed full operations and is fully staffed, including surgical care units, Birthing Center and all ancillary departments. The Emergency Department re-opened at 7:00 p.m.
Patients were transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy and back to Palisades Medical Center for continuation of their care. The patient transfer process and facility evacuation was safely and effectively completed. It was the result of collaborative planning and efforts of Palisades Medical Center’s Medical Staff and employees, Hudson County Office of Emergency Management, local police, fire and rescue personnel, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Employees from every department at Palisades Medical Center worked tirelessly through two days to ensure the safety and well being of patients.
“We are very appreciative of the consideration, commitment and responsiveness demonstrated by our public officials, first responders, and employees at Palisades Medical Center,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. “We are grateful for their dedication under difficult circumstances and inspired by their efforts to serve our communities.”
Palisades Medical Center is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and Southern Bergen Counties. Palisades Medical Center is a member of the Hackensack University Health Network, and features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center.