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2008-09-25 15:00:00

By LINDY WASHBURN, STAFF WRITER The emergency room at the former Pascack Valley Hospital is to reopen next Wednesday at 9 a.m. Final licensing approval was granted Tuesday afternoon by the state Department of Health, said Marilyn Riley, a spokeswoman. The department's inspectors visited the newly renovated department last week. "It's going to open, definitely and without a question, on Oct. 1," said John Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Medical...

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...

2008-07-15 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...


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