The Bayonne City Council voted in favor of the local medical center acquiring $40.55 million in state and federal grants at last week’s meeting, joining their counterparts in Jersey City and Hoboken in supporting the CarePoint Health hospital chain.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are grateful for the support received from Mayor Jimmy Davis, Council President Gary La Pelusa, the entire Bayonne City Council, as well as the Mayors and City Councils in Hoboken and Jersey City, whose crucial assistance has played a pivotal role in our endeavors to enhance access to high-quality healthcare services in Hudson County,” CarePoint President and CEO Achintya Moulick said in a statement.
“Through securing state and federal funding, our hospital systems in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City will be able to modernize their facilities, broaden the range of services, and recruit additional healthcare professionals to address the escalating demand for medical care. This investment will ensure that CarePoint remains at the forefront of healthcare innovation, enabling us to deliver cutting-edge medical services to the community.”
The grant funding that CarePoint Health is seeking, which totals about $104 million across their three facilities, will enable the hospital system to continue to provide healthcare services as a nonprofit.
“Healthcare should not be about dollars and cents, it should be about common sense and Bayonne deserves a full service hospital that is able to provide the highest quality healthcare to our residents,” added Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis.
“By securing state and federal funding, not only will their presence be expanded, but it will also guarantee access to top of the line care for all individuals who require and deserve it.
CarePoint’s transfer to nonprofit status at their three hospitals, the Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center, and Christ Hospital in Jersey City, was approved by the State Health Planning Board in February.
“Ensuring access to quality healthcare is vital for the overall health and wellness of our community and we are dedicated to aiding the efforts of CarePoint to deliver top of the line healthcare to our Bayonne residents and the entire Hudson County community,” explained Bayonne Council President Gary La Pelusa.