$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:
- 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;