Palisades Medical Center recently began construction on its new on-campus Ambulatory Care Center. A special groundbreaking ceremony was held featuring representatives from Palisades Medical Center, developer Duke Realty, Structure Tone, AMB Development Group, Bertin Engineering and Gregory Associates, as well as North Bergen Commissioner Hugo Cabrera; Anthony Vainieri, chief of staff of North Bergen; Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco and Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner.
Palisades Medical Center’s new Ambulatory Care Center will be a 57,000-square-foot facility that will provide state-of-the-art ambulatory and specialty care services. Services that will be featured in the new building include a dialysis center, Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center, ambulatory center for Endoscopy, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics and multi-specialty physician practices from Hackensack University Medical Center. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014.
“The new Ambulatory Care Center will expand Palisades Medical Center’s capabilities and provide our patients with convenient access to new, specialty care services that they would otherwise not find in our communities,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, president and CEO of Palisades Medical Center. “It is critical in today’s healthcare environment to create facilities that support our mission and goals through operational efficiencies, patient comfort and clinical outcomes. This expansion will also help create a significant number of job opportunities for residents in our community.”
“Duke Realty is proud to partner with Palisades Medical Center to develop a cutting-edge medical facility for New Jersey residents,” said Duke Realty Executive Vice President Deeni Taylor. “We are committed to using our healthcare real estate expertise to build an ambulatory and specialty services center that will enhance residents’ health and really benefit the community.”