Suzanne Borgos, Chief Strategy Officer, Capital Health; Dan Moen, President and CEO, St. Francis Medical Center; Al Maghazehe, President and CEO, Capital Health; Steve Miller, Chief Legal Officer, Capital Health and Arlene Walsh, Chief Administrative Officer, Capital Health.

Americano Newspaper reached out to Jennifer McGowan-Smith, Director of Communications at St. Francis Medical Center regarding the situation at St. Francis hospital and she sent us the following statement.

Capital Health entered into an agreement, pending regulatory approval, to assume services from Trinity’s St. Francis Medical Center.

As St. Francis has shared, its physical plant is not viable in the long-term and its operations are not viable in the short-term. The purpose of this agreement is to preserve services that would otherwise be lost.

Both organizations share the community’s concern that critical services remain in Trenton. We are working exhaustively to obtain the needed regulatory approvals to make sure services remain in Trenton, including cardiac surgery. Capital Health anticipates some services, such as an Emergency Department and some ambulatory services, will continue at the current St. Francis Medical Center site short-term with the intention of ultimately developing a new Emergency Department and ambulatory locations at or near the current St. Francis campus. 

Capital Health Regional Medical Center on Brunswick Avenue in Trenton will become the new location for most other services currently provided at St. Francis, and Capital Health is working to develop plans for transportation to help support the community.

Underlying all of these plans is Capital Health’s belief that these services need to remain in Trenton, and we are committed to doing all we can to make sure that happens.

Capital Health will preserve as many jobs as possible for our community while ensuring continuity of services for the residents of Trenton and the surrounding area.

View of the community meeting convened by the Latino Merchants Association of New Jersey on Morris avenue in Trenton, NJ.
View of the community meeting convened by the Latino Merchants Association of New Jersey on Morris avenue in Trenton, NJ.
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