CarePoint Health announced on Oct. 4 that it will transition to nonprofit control, opening up an array of opportunities to support Hudson County’s underserved patients moving forward.
The health care system will enter a new chapter of stewardship led by CarePoint Chief Executive Officer Dr. Achintya Moulick in collaboration with local community leaders to ensure community control of the hospitals moving forward.
CarePoint combines the resources of three area hospitals: Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Hoboken University Medical Center. It employs more than 3,000 people in Hudson County and provides acute care to a majority of the county’s population, including treatment of more than 22,000 COVID-19 patients to date over the course of the pandemic.
The transition to nonprofit stewardship opens up new opportunities for hospital staff, patients, and the greater Hudson County community. Moving forward, CarePoint’s objectives include growing its oncology services, providing comprehensive cardiac care, establishing the only interventional stroke program in Hudson County, and further developing subspecialized surgical services.
“The formation of a new nonprofit will allow the three-hospital system to continue its trajectory of bringing in multiple tertiary level clinical services with nationally known clinical organizations while giving these precious assets back to the community. This is a significant milestone that will secure the provision of accessible health care in Hudson County,” said Moulick. “The pandemic has shown community hospitals to be the cornerstones of health care delivery in Northern New Jersey and the transition to a nonprofit is the best way to ensure we remain so for future generations.”