HOBOKEN, NJ - Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) announced Tuesday that it has entered into a contract to buy the properties currently housing Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center.
The announcement comes days after HRH made an offer to purchase the hospital operations of Hoboken University Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center and Christ Hospital in Jersey City from CarePoint.
Avery Eisenreich, of Alaris Medical, owns the $76 million Bayonne property and $144 million Hoboken property.
“[Monday] night we agreed to an unconditional deposit payment and purchase price for the hospital properties, and we expect to close within 90 days,” says Dr. Nizar Kifaieh, president of CEO of Hudson Regional. “We have removed the most significant obstacle to fulfilling our vision of creating a premier hospital network in Hudson County without burdening the taxpayers or any public funding during these very trying times.”
Hoboken City Spokesman Vijay Chaudhuri says, “Mayor Bhalla is hopeful that all parties continue discussions to ensure Hoboken residents have access to emergency care.”
The deal is far from sealed, as CarePoint has “significant claims” filed against Eisenreich regarding his ability to sell the land.
“CarePoint health and BMC Hospital do not agree with Hudson Regional’s interpretation of the existing lease and the rights of the landlord to an assignment of sublet of the lease,” said CarePoint in a statement, adding that even if they do become “landlord” of the property, that, “does not give it the right to take over the hospitals.”
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