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$7 Million for HUMC!

In the best possible Christmas gift Hoboken could have hoped to receive, HUMC has just been awarded $7 million from the State of NJ.  The effort was apparently coordinated between Gov. Corzine and Gov.-elect Christie. This is far more than MSV had hoped but we’re sure many people will share in a better Christmas as a result.  More  to follow….

Update: 5:45 – the release from the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services lists the awards to hospitals across the State.  Here’s the criteria listed by the State:

Applications were evaluated based on the following criteria:  
    • Hospital faced closure or significant reduction of services
    • Extraordinary circumstances threatened access to essential health care services for residents in a community
    • The hospital serves a significant number of uninsured, underinsured and/or Medicaid patients
    • The hospital has demonstrated efforts to make efficiencies and improve facility management and governance
    • There is a reasonable likelihood that the health care services funded through the grant will be sustained after the grant funding ends
    • Impact of updating Medicaid inpatient rates

Related:  NJ.com also has posted the story.  It’s notable that Jersey City did well with the grants including Christ Hospital.

City Hall just presented the news;

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