Spring Fest Event at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center Enjoyed by All

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(at right) Former New York Giants great Carl Banks enjoys Spring Fest with Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center’s Eurice Rojas, Vice President of Business Development; Patricia Carroll, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer; and Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, President and Chief Hospital Executive.

NORTH BERGEN, NJ — Under sunny skies on Saturday, May 18, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center held its first-ever Spring Fest event outside of the hospital’s waterfront campus. Over 1,500 people of all ages attended the event that day.

“Spring Fest was a wonderful way of bringing our community together to enjoy the beautiful weather and participate in fun activities — all while learning important health and wellness tips from our network’s experts,” said Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, president and chief hospital executive of Palisades Medical Center. “We pride ourselves on being able to deliver the highest quality care to those in our community, and an event like this allows us to also educate residents on ways of being proactive about their health as well.”

The free event took place from 11:30am until 4pm and featured attractions and activities including bounce rides, food trucks, face painting, health screenings, a caricature artist, games for kids and photo opportunities in the medical helicopter.

Also featured were a wide-range of wellness booths where attendees could speak with health experts.  Attendees were also able to meet and get autographs signed by sports legend Carl Banks, formerly of the New York Giants.

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About Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center

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 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 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 or visit