NJ hospital faces closing after 150 yrs

We used to actually have three hospitals. Now we’re down to two. And if [St. Francis Medical Center] close[s] their doors, we’ll just have one.

Reed Gusciora, Trenton, NJ Mayor

The following is an excerpt from Becker’s Hospital Review.

St. Francis Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Trenton, N.J., has been struggling financially for years, and it will close if a purchase agreement for the facility receives regulatory approval, according to NJ Advance Media

The hospital, which was the first hospital in Trenton and founded nearly 150 years ago, is part of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health. In January, Capital Health, based in Pennington, N.J., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire St. Francis from Trinity. If the proposed transaction receives regulatory approval, many services would shift from St. Francis to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, which is two miles away. Other services would transition to new ambulatory and emergency care facilities.

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