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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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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