“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 PMC. “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.”
In the fall of 2014, Hackensack University Health Network and PMC signed a letter of intent regarding their partnership. The newly signed 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.
“We have been fortunate to partner with Palisades since 2012 through a successful clinical affiliation,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. “Working together, we have enhanced and expanded the award-winning programs provided at Palisades, and will continue to do so.”
PMC comprises 449 hospital and long-term care beds through its hospital and nursing home. It 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. 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).