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Palisades becomes full member of expanding Hackensack network

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Pictured from left are Bruce Markowitz, CEO of Palisades Medical Center, and Robert C. Garrett, CEO and president of Hackensack University Health Network.
Pictured from left are Bruce Markowitz, CEO of Palisades Medical Center, and Robert C. Garrett, CEO and president of Hackensack University Health Network. - ()

Hackensack University Health Network announced a definitive agreement with Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen to become a full member of its network. The definitive agreement moves both organizations to the next steps for regulatory approval.

“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,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO and president of Hackensack University Health Network.

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, thus expanding services to the Hudson County region.

Bruce J. Markowitz, president and CEO of Palisades Medical Center, said the relationship with Hackensack “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 health care organization in the region, and excited with the opportunity to continue to improve the health of our communities.”

Palisades Medical Center recently opened a new, 57,000-square-foot outpatient facility whose services include the HackensackUMC’s John Theurer Cancer Center at Palisades Medical Center, where patients receive the same cancer care available at the John Theurer Cancer Center in a new location.

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Beth Fitzgerald

Beth Fitzgerald

Beth Fitzgerald reports on health care, small business and higher education. She joined NJBIZ in 2008 after a 34-year career at the Star-Ledger and has been reporting on business in New Jersey since 1978. Her email is beth@njbiz.com and she is @bethfitzgerald8 on Twitter.

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