HUMC – “We’re not closing”
Last night’s Hoboken University Medical Center’s monthly board meeting opened 2010 with a State transition report for Gov. Christie all but present in the room, stating it would close even with a $7 million dollar injection. That report was denied vociferously by CEO Spiros Hatiras and Assemblywoman Joan Quigley who handles external communications leading into last night’s meeting.
CEO Hatiras provided more financial detail on the projections for 2010 and a year end surplus along with reassurances the red ink slowed last year would turn around with the hospital being in the black by year’s end.
Be sure to read Hoboken.patch.com’s exclusive story of the Tuesday afternoon meeting held by Mayor Zimmer and members of the City Council with the Hoboken business community on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade claims to be a moneymaker for the town as stated by the Parade’s Committe co-chairman Bill Noonan in the Hudson Reporter, but the town generates only $20,000 in parking revenue and unknown tax proceeds from the day’s events falling clearly short of its six figure cost.
The Mayor stated at that meeting the city expected the business community to volunteer towards its cost and if this Parade fares as badly as last year or worse, it’s going to be its last.