Celebrating 40 Years of Serving Our Community

The year was 1978, and, in September, North Hudson Hospital moved from its Park Avenue location to a brand new building on the waterfront with a new name — Palisades General Hospital. Jimmy Carter was in the White House, gasoline cost 63 cents per gallon, Grease and The Deer Hunter were popular films, and the video game Space Invaders was a hit.

Four decades later, there have been numerous changes, challenges and successes. Through it all, our commitment to our mission of providing the highest quality, compassionate care for our patients has remained a constant. As the "Gold Coast" along the waterfront has seen dramatic change, Palisades Medical Center has been a powerful part of that transformation as a vital community asset.

Bringing World Class Care to our Community

  • 2018 — Palisades Medical Center is ranked as the #4 hospital of its size in the state by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

  • 2017 — The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognized Palisades Medical Center with their Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Stroke Award and Elite Honor Roll and Heart Failure Gold PlusAward and Honor Roll.

  • 2017 — Palisades Medical Center was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 "Best Hospitals" edition.

  • July 1, 2016 — Merger to create Hackensack Meridian Health – the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey.

  • March 1, 2016 — Merger with Hackensack University Health Network – expanded clinical programs for patients in Hudson and southern Bergen Counties.

  • 2015 — Palisades Medical Center is recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare."

  • 2013 — Palisades Medical Center opens its new Pediatrics Unit to provide young patients with child-friendly rooms, expanded amenities, a playroom and areas for family games and activities.

  • 2011 — The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) recognizes Palisades Medical Center's Faith-Based Community Outreach Initiative with its 2011 Community Outreach Award for its unique and effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of area residents.

  • 2009 — Palisades Medical Center receives worldwide media attention after successfully providing emergency care to several passengers of the "Miracle on the Hudson" US Airways Flight 1549 that was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River.

  • 2009 — Palisades' Emergency Room is renovated with new technologies, a new patient-centered system and a new Rapid Evaluation Unit (REU) to provide immediate assessment to incoming patients and allow for faster triage and bedside registration.

  • 2009 — Palisades expanded its Pediatric Rehabilitation Program to support the special needs of children with disabilities and developmental delays, including children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Torticollis, and Genetic disorders.

  • 2008 — The Sleep-Wake Center at Palisades was one of the few centers in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). As the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in health care, education and research.

  • 2008 — Palisades officially opened a new Continence Center to treat women who experience problems with incontinence or with their urinary tracts or bladders.

  • 2008 — Palisades became the first hospital in Hudson County to implement the new computerized Medication Administration Check (MAK) system to correctly match patients against their medication orders, create a record of when medicines are given and raise "red flags" when there are potential problems.

  • 2007 — The Wound & Limb Healing Institute, the Maternal Fetal Medicine Department, and the Physical Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center open to the public.

  • 2007 — A Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training program is created to teach leaders of various religions to minister to a spiritually diverse population.

  • 2006 — Arthur E. Imperatore makes a $2 million bequest to support the Palisades Medical Center Foundation.

  • 2005 — The Faith-Based Community Outreach Program, a unique non-denominational faith-based initiative, is introduced promoting health education, healthcare screenings, and health research in the culturally-diverse communities of Hudson and Bergen counties.

  • 1999 — The Palisades Medical Center Foundation is created to build a source of perpetual financial stability for Palisades Medical Center and the Harborage.

  • 1995 — The Delivering for the Future Capital Campaign generates funding to completely renovate the Birthing Center at Palisades.

  • 1991 — The Harborage opens, offering a 239-bed rehabilitation center and nursing home to patients as they recover from surgery, serious injury, or debilitating diseases or stroke.

  • 1984 — Palisades Child Care Center is created to guarantee parents peace of mind while their children receive the highest quality care in a warm, nurturing environment.

  • 1983 — The CAT Scan Unit is first introduced allowing 3-D images of organs inside the body.

  • September 10, 1978 — A group of committed volunteers from the North Hudson-South Bergen community helped fulfill a longstanding dream. What had once been North Hudson Hospital was relocated to a new home on the North Bergen waterfront, the site of the new facility that was named Palisades General Hospital.