HackensackUMC Palisades Named A "2017 Top Hospital In New Jersey" By Inside Jersey Magazine And Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. have released their annual survey of top hospitals in the state of New Jersey, and HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, NJ, is ranked the #4 hospital in the state among hospitals with 350 beds or fewer.

The prestigious "2017 Top Hospitals in New Jersey" list is tabulated based on votes from 2,915 licensed physicians in the state.

"For the fifth year in a row, we are extremely pleased that the 'Top Hospitals in New Jersey' list acknowledges that HackensackUMC Palisades is a leading provider that delivers high quality medical care for the people of Hudson and southern Bergen Counties," said Bruce J. Markowitz, President and CEO of HackensackUMC Palisades. "We applaud our entire medical staff for their tireless efforts in helping us reach these high standards of excellence in patient care. Our physicians, skilled nurses, and devoted staff ensure that each patient receives the very best medical care."

During the past several years, HackensackUMC Palisades has been recognized throughout New Jersey for consistently improving its hospital facilities, expanding its clinical programs and services, and adding modern technology to address and enhance the changing healthcare needs of its patients. This latest accolade underscores the hospital's continued improvement in all clinical areas thanks to the quality and efforts of its medical professionals.

About The "Top Hospitals" Survey

Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. produced a list of New Jersey's top hospitals for various medical conditions, as well as for overall care. Medical centers in the state were divided into two categories based on size, one for hospitals with more than 350 beds and one for hospitals with fewer than 350 beds. Doctors were invited to participate in an online survey in November and December 2015. Total votes cast were 42,423 and the number of licensed physicians participating was 2,915. To view the full survey results, please visit castleconnolly.com/insidehospitals/results2017/.

About Hackensack University Medical Center Palisades

HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly 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. The not-for-profit medical center is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, and it features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. HackensackUMC Palisades is ranked as one of the top hospitals of its size in New Jersey by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has honored HackensackUMC Palisades with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. HackensackUMC Palisades 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 or visit HackensackUMCPalisades.org.