PMC Resumes Full Operations

As of 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, New Jersey, has resumed full operations and is fully staffed, including surgical care units, Birthing Center and all ancillary departments. The Emergency Department will re-open at 7:00pm EST.

Patients that had been transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy have been transferred back to Palisades Medical Center for continuation of their care. The patient transfer process and facility evacuation was safely and effectively completed as a result or the collaborative planning and efforts of Palisades Medical Center's Medical Staff and employees, Hudson County Office of Emergency Management, local police, fire and rescue personnel, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Employees from every department at Palisades Medical Center worked tirelessly through two days to ensure the safety and well being of patients.

In the photo...

A patient returning to Palisades Medical Center is welcomed by Kathy Flanagan, Nursing Director of the Emergency Department; Sheen Lee, RN; and Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO.

"We are very appreciative of the consideration, commitment and responsiveness demonstrated by our public officials, first responders, and employees at Palisades Medical Center," said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. "We are grateful for their dedication under difficult circumstances and inspired by their efforts to serve our communities."

Palisades Medical Center is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and Southern Bergen Counties. Palisades Medical Center is a member of the Hackensack University Health Network and features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center.