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2008-09-27 15:00:00

By MARY JO LAYTON and LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITERS Bergen County doesn't need another hospital and adding one will seriously harm existing hospitals in the area, according to a report commissioned by The Valley Hospital and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The two hospitals stand to lose patients, doctors and income if Pascack Valley Hospital is reopened. They are fighting Hackensack University Medical Center's plan to have a 128-bed hospital at the Westwood site. "It will do us...

2008-09-19 15:00:53

By MARY JO LAYTON, STAFF WRITER Two Bergen County hospitals - but none in Passaic -- rank among the top 10 percent of hospitals statewide in key areas of treatment, according to a report released Wednesday. Hackensack University Medical Center and the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood scored best in one or more areas of care on the New Jersey 2008 Hospital Performance Report. The best showing by a hospital in Passaic was at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, which scored among...

2008-08-18 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER A private equity firm wants to invest $80 million to reopen Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood as a 128-bed community hospital in partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center. Legacy Hospital Partners Inc. of Plano, Texas, would provide the capital to reopen a full-service hospital by the end of next year, its chief executive said. As a for-profit hospital known as Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley it would pay...

2008-08-18 12:00:55

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) announced that an application has been filed with the state Department of Health and Human Services for a Certificate of Need allowing for the transfer of ownership of all of the former Pascack Valley Hospital licenses to a joint venture to be formed by HUMC and Legacy Hospital Partners, Inc. (LHP). Pending the transfer, the new entity, Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley (HUMC North at PV), will be permitted to operate and...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER The emergency room at the former Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood will open on Oct. 1, its new owners said Monday. Hackensack University Medical Center North at Pascack Valley, as it will be called, is already hiring doctors and nurses for the new emergency department. The sole physician on site most hours will have a robot to beam medical information to and from the department head at Hackensack University Medical Center and other sub-specialty...

2008-07-15 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER Touro University College of Medicine will delay its opening at least a year to 2010 after failing to attain accreditation with the agency that approves medical schools. The state's newest medical school had anticipated opening its doors to a first class of 40 students in fall 2009. It bought the bankrupt Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood in a partnership with Hackensack University Medical Center this past spring. At its June 30 meeting, the Liaison...

2006-11-02 15:00:54

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER Hackensack University Medical Center and Pascack Valley Hospital are negotiating a merger that will allow the financially ailing Westwood institution to stay open as a full-service hospital. Hackensack would become the new owner of Pascack Valley, and fill the hospital's empty beds by enhancing services in cancer care, cardiology, and maternal and child health, officials of both hospitals said Wednesday. Officials of the two institutions signed a...

2006-11-01 18:00:38

WESTWOOD, N.J., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Pascack Valley Hospital (PVH) to acquire the hospital from Well Care Group, Inc. The acquisition is expected to be completed in early 2007. Under the terms of the agreement HUMC's clinical and financial resources would support PVH's existing programs, and help establish new services while also enhancing the overall technology and equipment at the hospital...


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