CarePoint Health celebrates 150th anniversary of Christ Hospital with inaugural gala


CarePoint Health celebrated the 150th anniversary of Christ Hospital in Jersey City with an inaugural gala at Hudson House last week.

Photo courtesy of CarePoint Health.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The outpouring of support that we received at this event as we marked a historic milestone for one of Hudson County’s pillar institutions was truly inspiring and very meaningful to the members of our CarePoint family who are working hard every day to fulfill our mission of providing excellent care to everyone in need,” CarePoint Health President and CEO Achintya Moulick said in a statement.

“I want to thank the elected officials who attended for their kind words, our generous sponsors for making this event a tremendous success and all of the attendees who showed their support for our CarePoint at this memorable event. At this critical time in CarePoint’s history when the need for both our governmental partners and philanthropic benefactors has never been greater, it was heartening to see this outstanding level of support.”

The event on Thursday attracted a massive show of support from Hudson County’s elected leaders at the local, county and state levels, with numerous speakers sharing their personal experiences with CarePoint and pledging to advocate for the system to receive the state funding support necessary.

The event was led by Marie Duffy, Christ Hospital’s Chief Hospital Executive and Justin Drew, Vice President: Marketing, Strategy & Patient Experience.

Attendees at the event included Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Council President Joyce Watterman, and Council members Rich Boggiano and Yousef Saleh, who all presented a municipal proclamation congratulating Christ Hospital on its 150th anniversary.

A proclamation was also presented on behalf of Hudson County by Board of Commissioner Char Commissioner Anthony Romano (D-5).

Also in attendance were Assembly members Raj Mukherji (D-32), Angela McKnight (D-32, Mukherji and McKnight are both state Senate elects now) and Will Sampson (D-31).

The gala event was held at the Hudson House restaurant and wedding venue and featured an elegant cocktail hour reception followed by a sit down dinner where a nine-piece band entertained the crowd long into the night.

Duffy served as master of ceremonies and gave the crowd a brief overview of the hospital’s 150 year history before honoring several hospital employees who have served in their positions for over 40 years.

In 2021, Christ Hospital was ranked No. 1 in the nation as the most socially responsible hospital by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, then ranked No. 4 in the State of New Jersey and top 25 nationally for Community Benefit the following year.

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