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Barnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center Sign Definitive Agreement

05/16/2013

Barnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center signed a definitive agreement this morning for Jersey City Medical Center to become a member of the Barnabas Health system.

The addition of Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) to Barnabas Health (BH) requires approvals from state and federal authorities. It is anticipated that this transaction will be completed by Fall 2013. In the interim, JCMC and BH will continue to serve their patients with high quality health care delivered with a patient-centered focus. Both entities will explore new avenues for sharing of programs and services.

“The rapidly changing healthcare landscape presents new challenges and opportunities in healthcare,” said Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jersey City Medical Center. “For several years, Jersey City Medical Center has had a relationship with many of the hospitals in the Barnabas Health system. Becoming part of Barnabas Health will give our hospital an opportunity to continue to grow our services and better serve the healthcare needs of this quickly growing community.”

With two signatures, Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health and Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey City Medical Center, sign a definitive agreement for Jersey City Medical Center to become the newest member of Barnabas Health.
With two signatures, Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health and Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey City Medical Center, sign a definitive agreement for Jersey City Medical Center to become the newest member of Barnabas Health.

“Jersey City Medical Center is an important addition to the Barnabas Health system,” stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health. “It is an outstanding facility and expands our breadth and strength in the north beyond Essex County to Hudson County, bordering on the Hudson River. We look forward to welcoming JCMC’s physicians, employees, and volunteers as colleagues in providing exceptional health care services to the residents of New Jersey.”

Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, annually caring for more than two million patient visits and delivering 17,600 babies. The system includes six acute-care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a free-standing behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network and comprehensive homecare and hospice programs. Among nationally recognized services are burn treatment; adult and pediatric cardiac surgery; heart (second largest adult program in the nation), lung, kidney (second largest program in nation) and pancreas transplant; neurology and neurosurgery, reproductive medicine and science; geriatrics; oncology; pediatrics; neonatology (three Level III NICUs); and women’s services. Five Barnabas Health hospital received “A’s”, and one received ‘B’ for Hospital Safety in 2013 by Leapfrog, a nationally recognized rating organization; U.S. News & World Report named Barnabas Health hospitals and medical specialties top in the region; and Becker’s Hospital Review named Barnabas Health as one of the “Top 100 Places to Work in Healthcare in the United States.” Barnabas Health includes 18,500 employees (making it the second largest private employer in New Jersey); 4,600 physicians (one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey); and 445 residents and interns. For more information, log on to the web site at www.barnabashealth.org. For physician referral, call 888-724-7123.

Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) is a modern 316-bed teaching hospital located on a 14-acre campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor. This location makes it convenient to major highways, PATH, and bus, with a light rail stop on campus. JCMC is the largest provider of healthcare services in Hudson County, with over 18,000 admissions and 80,000 ER visits per year. JCMC is a not-for-profit hospital which is part of Liberty Health. It is a regional trauma center, a state-designated stroke center, the regional comprehensive cardiac center, the perinatal intensive care center, and the regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for the most critically ill newborns. Additionally, it is the provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, provides 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County, and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems. Jersey City Medical Center also is a major provider of behavioral health services, including 24/7 psychiatric emergency / crisis screening programs. The hospital has been recognized: as a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence; as a top performer in quality and safety by the Joint Commission; three consecutive “A” ratings for safety by the Leapfrog Group; as a “top hospital” for its size for two consecutive years by Castle Connelly; and recognition by U.S. News and World Report as a top regional hospital. In addition, in the past two years both Modern Healthcare Magazine and Becker’s Hospital Review chose Jersey City Medical Center as one of the “Top 100 Places to Work in Healthcare in the United States. Additional information about Jersey City Medical Center can be found at www.libertyhealth.org. For physician referral, call 855-JCMC-DOCS.

CONTACT:
Ellen Greene
Barnabas Health
973-322-4018
egreene@barnabashealth.org

Mark Rabson
Jersey City Medical Center
201-832-0076
mrabson@libertyhcs.org

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