JERSEY CITY -- Barnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center signed an agreement Thursday morning for Jersey City Medical Center to become a member of the Barnabas Health system.
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated healthcare delivery system in New Jersey. The system includes six acute-care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a free-standing behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network and homecare and hospice programs.
JCMC is a 316-bed teaching hospital on a 14-acre campus overlooking the Statue of Liberty and NY Harbor.
The addition of Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) to Barnabas Health (BH) requires approvals from state and federal authorities. It is anticipated that this transaction will be completed by fall 2013, according to a press release from both entities. Both entities will explore new avenues for sharing of programs and services.
“The rapidly changing healthcare landscape presents new challenges and opportunities in healthcare,” said Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jersey City Medical Center. “For several years, Jersey City Medical Center has had an existing relationship with many of the hospitals in the Barnabas Health system. Becoming part of Barnabas Health will give our hospital an opportunity to continue to grow our services and better serve the healthcare needs of this quickly growing community.”
“Jersey City Medical Center is an important addition to the Barnabas Health system,” stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health. “It is an outstanding facility and expands our breadth and strength in the north beyond Essex County to Hudson County, bordering on the Hudson River. We look forward to welcoming JCMC’s physicians, employees, and volunteers as colleagues in providing exceptional health care services to the residents of New Jersey.”