North Bergen’s Palisades Medical Center Has New President

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to appoint Lisa Iachettti as president and chief hospital executive of Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen.  In this role, she will provide leadership and strategic direction on all aspects of hospital operations.

“Ms. Iachetti is a dynamic leader who has earned the respect of the executive team and team members alike, and is known as an energetic, effective and passionate leader,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, President & Chief Hospital Executive, Hackensack University Medical Center and President, North Region, Hackensack Meridian Health. “Her experience and skills will help to continue to move forward the strategic initiatives underway at Palisades Medical Center as well as provide expertise in other areas that will contribute to improving the healthcare delivery system in Hudson County and in Southern Bergen County.”

Iachetti has more than 30 years of proven leadership experience, including strategic planning and execution, hospital financial operations, health system optimization and administrative efficiency.

She has been with Hackensack Meridian Health since 2016 and with Hackensack University Medical Center since 1994. Lisa has held several leadership positions at Hackensack University Medical Center. She most recently served as the Vice President of Operations, Administrator of Clinical Services for Growth and Development, and Senior Director of Strategy and Market Development.

On the clinical side she served as the Administrative Director of Clinical Network Development, Emergency Community Operations, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Trauma Department.

Lisa received her MBA from Seton Hall University, and her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from St. Peters College in New Jersey. She has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Citizen Award and the Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award. She holds certifications in Strategic Planning and Medical Transport Executive.


Palisades Medical Center is one of 17 hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health Network. Located on the Hudson River waterfront in North Bergen, NJ. Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center has and continues to meet the changing health care needs of the community. Palisades Medical Center serves a population of more than 450,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen counties. Its focus is providing quality, expert care in a safe environment. The not-for-profit medical center features a 228-bed hospital.

The HMH Palisades Medical Center campus also includes the Medical Office Building, a 57,000 square foot facility providing a number of comprehensive specialty outpatient services. The building is home to Hackensack University Medical Center’s John Theurer Cancer Center. The Comprehensive Breast Center, which provides comprehensive imaging services and breast care for both men and women. The sleep-wake center, where physicians, technologists, and staff have extensive training in the field of Sleep Medicine for both adults and pediatrics. And the newest addition to the medical office building, a 7,500-square-foot outpatient adult and pediatric physical therapy and rehabilitation facility, offering state-of-the-art equipment for physical, occupational, speech and vestibular therapy. The facility joins other services and centers located in the Medical Office Building that overlook beautiful views of the NYC skyline. The medical office building is also home to additional outpatient services: General Bariatrics, Orthopedic and Cosmetic Surgery, Cardiology, Urology, Pulmonology, Vascular and Dermatology.

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center has a Graduate Medical Education Program with residencies in podiatry, dermatology, family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, gastroenterology fellowships and traditional rotating internships.