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Monday, July 23, 2012

Muhlenberg CAG meeting tonight

The Muhlenberg Community Advisory Group, charged with monitoring the conditions place by the state on Solaris when permission was granted to close Muhlenberg Hospital, meets this evening at 6:30 PM at City Hall Library.

Chaired by Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs, the group includes broad representation of those interested in the Muhlenberg question -- including representatives of Solaris.

Without a viable buyer for a health-related purpose, Solaris/JFK has put a proposal for residential development of the campus on the table. There are also plans to convert Kenyon House into a stand-alone satellite emergency department (SED), which would allow development of the massive main Muhlenberg building separately.

With only one more year to go for keeping the SED open, the big questions for Plainfield are a secure, long-term future for the SED and the continuation of transportation support to the JFK campus from Plainfield.

6:30 PM
Muhlenberg CAG Meeting

City Hall Library
515 Watchung Avenue
(Parking and entry in the rear of building)

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

And, Dan, at the "community input" meeting I attended, JFK made it very clear "No planning permission for 612 (whatever the number) 'luxury condos' (think Monarch, but further from the train station), or not satellite emergencyt departmeent." Hey, just as they asked state permission to add as many beds as they destroyed in Plainfield, they are trumpeting their spiffy new emergency department at Edison." Unless, of course, they plan to treat poor folks in Plainfield while those with good insurance go to JFK.

Anonymous said...

It would be well to note the recent edition of Consumer Reports, yes the national Magazine rated hospitals for saftey- JFK is rated second from the bottom in the state and just as close to the bottom nationally.

follow the money

Anonymous said...

The CAG meeting was canceled again. almost all of them have been canceled at the last minute.