The North Hudson Community Action Corporation is set to open their 10th Federally Qualified Health Center at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are excited to have North Hudson Community Action choose Hudson Regional Hospital as their new home,” HRH CEO Dr. Nizar Kifaieh said in a statement.
“With their excellent leadership and high quality clinical care, they’ll add an essential component that has been missing in our Secaucus community. Residents of Secaucus can now receive full medical and preventative care here within the walls of our organization with our new partner.”
Services offered will include adult medicine and pediatrics, as well as family planning and women’s health care. Patients with and without insurance are welcome, as all FQHC’s offer quality primary care to everyone who needs it whether or not they can pay for it.
“We are also excited to provide services in Secaucus. Mayor Gonelli and Council members often spoke to me about the need to expand primary care in their community, and I am glad we are able to do so,” added NHCAC Board Chair Joe Muniz.
The ribbon cutting will take place at HRH, located at 55 Meadowlands Parkway, on January 24th at 3 p.m.
NHCAC is the largest operator of FQHC’s in New Jersey and has received highest accreditation from both the federal Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) and the Joint Commission.
Other facilities are located in Jersey City, Union City, West New York, Harrison, Englewood, Garfield, Hackensack, and Passaic.
In 2022, NHCAC served about 60,000 patients in its facilities, vaccinated thousands more in off-site locations, and engaged in clinical trials to evaluate new medications and treatments.
Additionally Hudson Regional Hospital was named one of three top hospitals in New Jersey when it received an A score from Leapfrog, a healthcare rating agency.
After investing more than $40 million in upgrades and cutting edge technology, the hospital has centers of excellence for robotic GYN, spine, joint replacement and bariatric surgeries.
HRH is also a center of excellence for minimally invasive surgery and has had the greatest reduction in C-section rates in Hudson County.