Satellite emergency department not needed in Bayonne

first_imgTo the Editor: My name is Herminio Mendoza and I am running for the NJ Senate of District #31. I am a lifelong resident of Greenville and throughout many years, I have heard many false promises been unfulfilled by the leadership in our NJ Senate. Today, I am highly concerned with the rise of violent crimes in my community and the lack of health services to provide emergency services to my people.Since Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) closed Greenville Hospital in 2008, the community has been severely lacking in primary and emergency care. Officials from the Medical Center and its parent company have promised on more than one occasion to replace the services lost when Greenville Hospital closed but have yet to deliver on those promises.New Jersey Health regulations permit only a satellite emergency department to be opened when it is replacing a closed full-service acute care facility or where there is a demonstrated community need. Jersey City Medical Center’s proposed Satellite Emergency Department in Bayonne meets neither of these conditions.I am urging everybody to unite behind the petition from Coalition for Greenville Health Access to stop Barnabas Health from creating a not-needed Satellite Emergency Department in Bayonne and place services where they belong in Greenville. HERMINIO MENDOZACandidate for NJ Senate D#31last_img read more