Merger With Hackensack Health System Completed

Palisades Medical Center and The Harborage are now officially part of the Hackensack Health System. Palisades Medical Center will be called HackensackUMC Palisades. HPAE has issued a press release on the merger, including the following comment from Local 5030 President Michele Burlington:

“As a union of healthcare professionals we view this merger as an important opportunity to improve and expand services for our community, and to focus on excellence,” said Michele Burlington, President of HPAE Local 5030 at HackensackUMC Palisades. Our union contract has enabled us to recruit and retain qualified staff, and it was essential to us that the merger acknowledge our workplace rights, safe staffing, job security and a voice in patient care.”