Hudson County politicians are gushing over CarePoint Health’s transition to a nonprofit entity, which they first announced back in October and said the transfer was complete last week.
“This transition brings us one step closer to solidifying the continuity of care for our residents and ensuring equitable access to health services for our diverse communities,” state Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31) said in a statement.
“This step comports with the positive developments I have observed under the leadership of Dr. Moulick in the past two years through COVID. He has brought the system in network with all major payers, established critical partnerships with major players and launched much needed new service lines,” added state Senator Brian Stack (D-33).
Last Monday, CarePoint announced that they transferred their hospitals to a new nonprofit group headed by CEO Achintya Moulick.
BMC Hospital LLC was expected to gain 39.1 percent ownership of the Bayonne Medical Center at a State Health Planning Board hearing last month, but it was postponed with CarePoint’s application to convert to a nonprofit still pending.
BMC Hospital LLC previously acquired 9.9 percent ownership of the Bayonne Medical Center in November 2020.
“In the past, Bayonne Hospital operated as a non-profit organization that served the community well. Our residents will welcome the return of non-profit, service-oriented healthcare,” said Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, who has supported BMC Hospital running the Bayonne Medical Center.
Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33), the frontrunner to be the senator in the new 32nd Legislative District, along with Assemblywomen Angela McKnight (D-31) and Annette Chaparro (D-33), have also come out in support of the cause.
“Hudson County residents deserve the peace of mind that the future of their hospitals is secure. This newly formed non-profit board will ensure the community’s healthcare needs are the singular focus of the system and that the progressive work being done under Dr. Moulick’s leadership will continue to grow and evolve,” Chaparro added.