Healing Begins Here

We are a community of caregivers committed to a ministry of healing, embracing the tradition of Catholic principles, the pursuit of professional excellence and conscientious stewardship. We help our community achieve the highest attainable level of health through prevention, education, and treatment.

Holy Name Medical Center is a comprehensive, 361 bed acute care facility providing high-quality healthcare across a continuum that extends from prevention through treatment and on toward recovery and wellness. With more than 850 physicians representing more than 33 medical specialties, Holy Name provides an exceptional healthcare experience for its patients.

Our History

It was the dedication of two Teaneck surgeons and the leadership of a Catholic Sister that made Holy Name Medical Center a reality in 1925.

Recognizing the need to serve the sick and indigent of the community, Dr. Frank McCormack and Dr. George Pitkin appealed to Mother General Agatha Brown of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace for help in finding a suitable hospital site and in providing administrative and nursing staffs. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace had been a presence in New Jersey since 1885, one year after the order was founded in England with the goal of fostering worldwide peace and justice.

The Sisters purchased the estate of the late William Walter Phelps and erected the hospital, staffing it with members of their Order. They also welcomed their first class of students to the School of Nursing only weeks before the hospital opened. When the first patient, a woman with acute appendicitis, came through the hospital doors in October 1925, Holy Name had 115 beds and less than a dozen physicians. Only five years later, a unit with 70 beds was built to meet the needs of area residents who had been impoverished by the Great Depression.

Teaneck was little more than a rural village then; in all of Bergen County there were some 250,000 inhabitants. With the completion of the George Washington Bridge in 1931 and Route 4 only a few years later, the familiar cornfields and apple orchards began to disappear. A surge of development followed World War II, and the area soon became a prosperous residential and business community.

Holy Name thrived as well. In 1955 the hospital completed its second addition: the four-story 110-bed Marian Pavilion. Less than 10 years later, Holy Name added to the Pavilion; first with two stories that housed three units and then three additional floors on the other side of the building.

As Holy Name celebrates 90 years of caring and treatment, the Medical Center is still sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace and remains committed to a ministry of healing. It continues to take innovative steps to remain a fully accredited, dynamic medical center by implementing advanced technologies and best practices in patient care, facilities management and emergency preparedness. These pursuits for new advances will always be accompanied by an unwavering commitment to superior patient care in a culturally sensitive environment - the hallmark of Holy Name Medical Center.

Our Mission

We are a community of caregivers committed to a ministry of healing, embracing the tradition of Catholic principles, the pursuit of professional excellence and conscientious stewardship. We help our community achieve the highest attainable level of health through prevention, education, and treatment.

Leading Edge Care

Holy Name Medical Center is a comprehensive, 361-bed acute care facility providing technologically advanced and leading edge care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. Nearly 1,000 physicians, representing dozens of medical specialties, provide personal attention in a culturally-sensitive environment, creating an exceptional health care experience for every patient.

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For More Information:

1-877-HOLY-NAME (1-877-465-9626)

info@holyname.org

718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
Tel: (201) 833-3000
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