JCMC retains Jersey City EMS contract, Gajewski/Osborne rip ‘fear-mongering’ and ‘misinformation’


Jersey City Medical Center retained the Jersey City EMS contract to provide basic life support after a year of controversy surrounding ambulance services in the city.

The Jersey City Council voted 6-0-1, with Councilman Rivera and Councilwoman Coleman absent, and Council President Rolando Lavarro abstaining.

The vote came after a six-member committee unanimously recommended JCMC receive the contract over CarePoint/McCabe following a new RFP that was issued amid public outcry when a prior panel recommended that the EMS contract be awarded to CarePoint.

During the vote, Ward A Councilman Frank Gajewski and Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne ripped into what they called “fear-mongering” and “misinformation” around the Jersey City EMS contract.

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