Jersey City Council votes to support Christ Hospital acquiring $37.4M in grants


The Jersey City Council voted unanimously (9-0) to support Christ Hospital in their efforts to acquire $37.4 million state and federal grant funding.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We are grateful for the support of Mayor Fulop, Council President Joyce Watterman, Councilman Yousef Saleh, and the entire City Council, who have been instrumental in our efforts to improve access to quality health care services in Hudson County,” CarePoint Heath President and CEO Achintya Moulick.

“Having access to state and federal funding will allow Christ Hospital to upgrade its facilities, expand its services, and hire additional healthcare professionals to meet the growing demand for medical care. This investment will ensure that CarePoint remains at the forefront of healthcare innovation and able to provide state-of-the-art medical services to the community.”

The grant funding that CarePoint Health is seeking will enable the hospital system to continue to provide high-quality healthcare services to the community and also help the non-profit to invest in important new technologies and infrastructure that will improve the quality of care provided to patients.

“The unanimous passage of the resolution supporting CarePoint Health Systems’ application for state and federal funding through the American Rescue Plan program is a testament to the critical role CarePoint plays in providing quality healthcare to our Jersey City and Hudson County communities,” said Council President Joyce Watterman.

“As a Council member representing a diverse community that includes many minorities, underserved, underinsured and uninsured Jersey City residents, I know firsthand the critical role CarePoint Health plays in providing quality healthcare services,” added Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh.

The Jersey City Council’s vote came just days after their counterparts in Hoboken did the same for the Hoboken University Medical Center.

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