The hospital, which has been affiliated with Hackensack UHN since 2012, signed a formal Letter of Intent in the morning, confirming the partnership. The New Jersey Department of Health and other authorities are expected to approve the partnership later this year.
Palisades Medical Center serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen Counties. It features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 247-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center.
Palisades Medical Center is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees, and it has an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million. It has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare and was recently ranked as New Jersey’s #4 hospital of its size by Inside Business magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has honored Palisades Medical Center with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities.
The hospital will remain an acute care facility and will be known at HackensackUMC Palisades.