Mission & Vision

About Us

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 450,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen counties. The not-for-profit medical center is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, and it features a 206-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center.

Palisades Medical Center is ranked as the #4 hospital of its size in New Jersey by Inside Jersey 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. Palisades Medical Center is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees. It has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000.

Our Mission

To enhance the health status of the diverse communities we serve and deliver patient care in a safe and nurturing environment consistent with the highest standards of excellence, quality and efficiency, and with strict adherence to ethical practices.

Our Vision

To be the health care provider of choice in northern Hudson and southeastern Bergen Counties.

Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC


A Message From Our President

When Palisades Medical Center moved to its current River Road location in 1978, no one knew it would be in the heart of the waterfront restoration.

Today, we stand ready to serve our changing community that includes lifelong residents and those new to the area. Our quality care reaches 400,000 residents in northern Hudson and southern Bergen counties.

As in the past, residents of our community are looking for leadership from Palisades Medical Center to bring innovative and progressive solutions to meet their medical needs. Our patients not only value quality health care and emergency treatment, but also expect educational opportunities to enhance their knowledge, enabling them to make the best decisions regarding their health and that of their families.