For 139 years, residents of Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken, and North Bergen have depended on Christ Hospital for quality healthcare, including urgent and acute care.
That is called into question by the hospital's proposed sale to a for-profit hospital chain. The hospital and its prospective buyer, Prime Healthcare, have asked the state to expedite its mandated review so that they can close a deal by the end of the year. But Prime Healthcare has refused to make any commitments about the kinds of service it will provide, the number and kinds of jobs it will keep, or what parts of Christ Hospital's valuable real estate it will retain for community use.
We ask that the NJ Attorney General and the NJ Department of Health NOT grant expedited status to their review of the sale, but give full review, with transparency and accountability to our community, and with conditions that will protect access to quality health care and services and the jobs of Christ Hospital workers.