Does Hoboken need a hospital?

3/23/2010:

HUMC low ranked; do we really need it?

Hoboken resident Frank G. asks a simple question today, and that’s “Does Hoboken still need a hospital?”

He goes on to reference how low Hoboken University Medical Center was ranked in comparison to Liberty Health – Jersey City Medical Center, citing that JCMC was near the top 10 in every category, but Hoboken only barely made the list half of the time.

Could we get away with using other area hospitals instead?

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20 Comments on "Does Hoboken need a hospital?"


Member
5 years 4 months ago

I am a clinic patient there and pay with my medicare card and
twenty percent cash, AND copays! Many new babies are being born there, and the Emergency room is state of the art.

Some of Obama’s health care $ should be going toward the HUMC…
We need that Hospital here, not only for the unhealthy and elderly but also for the nurses, training, orderlies, Doctors,
cleaning personnel, etc. It employs people and with the unemployment rate high we need it here for that also…

I have no car, how do I get to HACKENSACK to see a Doctor?
Three buses? Are you kidding? The Hospital is here for HOBOKEN and when the census comes back it will be even more necessary…

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plywood
5 years 5 months ago

As mentioned above, in life-or-death situations, every minute counts which is why the emergency room is a great idea to save lives. However the indigent care makes this unsustainable. For non-extremely time sensitive emergencies most people already truck up to Hackensack. It’s time to close – if for some odd reason a way is figured out to make the numbers work, then the first step is to get a hard-nose expediter on the floor to get the lead out, as most posters here are aware. Why isn’t current management solving this basic problem?

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wiskeytango1
5 years 5 months ago

plywood i agree but hackensack is 14 miles away..you would be doa
by that time..Midtown your post was as funny as diarrhea in a space suit without a change of undies..Hackensack vally and holy name have special care and heart teams..Hoboken cannot lure a team here..wonder why..But if you me or a family member was dying
every minute counts..the city state country is going belly up and yet the usa sends spends billions in iraq afgan and we lose 30 kids a week in a chit ass war..vote obama again

In response to plywood who said:
As mentioned above, in life-or-death situations, every minute counts which is why the emergency room is a great idea to save lives. However the indigent care makes this unsustainable. For non-extremely time sensitive emergencies most people already truck up to Hackensack. It’s time to close – if for some odd reason a way is figured out to make the numbers work, then the first step is to get a hard-nose expediter on the floor to get the lead out, as most posters here are aware. Why isn’t current management solving this basic problem?

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BarbaraR56
5 years 5 months ago

ITA! I would vote Obama again as well. As a TWO time cancer survivor who has taken treatments with people of means and children not too mention charity care patients I know all too well the fear. Try telling the elderly or a parent that they cannot be treated or tested when this diagnosis is given.I have top of the line coverage (we have paid copayments for years) and still had to wait 4 weeks for an appointment at a very reputable facility. Money enables you to get better healthcare at better facilities but does assure a patient of survival. So if my physicians have to adjust their rates, so be it, if my small contribution can save another patient, I’m happy to do it. I consider myself lucky I have seen both sides, job loss, (both mine and my husband) numerous treatments, drugs, and surgeries, I have learned to appreciate what I do have, which is my life, and not waste time on worrying why I had to use our lifesavings for medical reasons and not enjoyment. I’M ALIVE!
Life is not wishing, hoping,expecting it’s about the choices you have made, the ones you are about to make, and the words you choose today. Laugh, love, live. Too much money goes into funding war, politicians, etc. so if corporate has to give back their percs, their jets, or any other perc, so what, renew your spirituality and have faith in yourself and try to help those in need.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
plywood i agree but hackensack is 14 miles away..you would be doa
by that time..Midtown your post was as funny as diarrhea in a space suit without a change of undies..Hackensack vally and holy name have special care and heart teams..Hoboken cannot lure a team here..wonder why..But if you me or a family member was dying
every minute counts..the city state country is going belly up and yet the usa sends spends billions in iraq afgan and we lose 30 kids a week in a chit ass war..vote obama again

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hobposer
5 years 5 months ago

Let’s take out the cafeteria and put in a Trader Joes. Everyone wins!!

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nacholibre
5 years 5 months ago

HUMC, you drew first blood!

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Sam Mitchell
5 years 5 months ago

if they decide to shut it, there’s certainly 1 way to make it a profit center:
turn it into a casino

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wiskeytango1
5 years 5 months ago

sam that was as funny as a rubber crutch..A pricless post..In the event you have the misfortune of getting a seizure or heart attack ,ems can put you on the rollette wheel and spin you on the black or red.if red you dead..good idea to make a profit..lmao

In response to Sam Mitchell who said:
if they decide to shut it, there’s certainly 1 way to make it a profit center:
turn it into a casino