Star Ledger: Former Saint James Hospital…

Star Ledger: Former Saint James Hospital in Newark to reopen as health clinic

“Right now if you are uninsured or under-insured your options are limited. You might have to travel, or go to the emergency room for primary care,” said Peter R. Velez, CEO of Newark Community Health Centers, which will operate the health center. “We will provide a wonderful option, a medical home where people can be assigned their own doctor,” he said.

Given my fairly miserable experience with the emergency room when I was bitten by a dog in 2008, I’m ecstatic to see some money come to this facility to develop healthcare services for my neighborhood.

Author: Ken Walker

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

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