Star Ledger: Influx of patients stretch thin centers for underserved

Star Ledger: Influx of patients stretch thin centers for underserved
In keeping with the healthcare meme, Sunday’s Ledger had an excellent article on the state of healthcare facilities in New Jersey and how that’s having an impact on health centers.

Consider this: In the past 18 months, five acute-care hospitals have closed their doors in New Jersey, all the result of a complex set of financial problems, including what hospitals say is chronic underfunding from government payers like Medicaid.

In Newark, Saint James Hospital in the city’s Ironbound section closed a little more than a week ago and Columbus Hospital in the city’s North Ward will be closing by June 1.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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