HOBOKEN, NJ - It's been an eventful few months at Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC). As the COVID-19 pandemic raged throughout our region, the future of the hospital is left up in the air amidst contentious negotiations. On Sunday, a bomb threat was called into the facility—which turned out to be false.
Through it all, medical professionals have managed to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. Last week, HUMC reported zero cases of COVID-19 patients for the first time since the pandemic started.
In April, at the peak of the outbreak in New Jersey, HUMC cared for 124 COVID-19 positive inpatients in one day—repeatedly treating more than 100 inpatients daily during the month. As part of the CarePoint Health system, which includes Christ Hospital (Jersey City) and Bayonne Medical Center, HUMC helped care for and treat thousands of COVID patients.
Dr. Achintya Moulick, CEO of CarePoint Health, said, “This achievement is a testament to the incredible staff at Hoboken to best manage this unprecedented time. We plan on taking additional steps in the near future to further protect patients and staff from coronavirus, and reassure our community to feel comfortable to seek necessary care and treatment for other purposes.”
Meanwhile, the Lown Institute Hospitals Index has ranked HUMC number one in the State of New Jersey (55 overall). According to the Lown Institute, the Hospitals Index, "evaluates hospitals’ performance based on how well they treat their patients, their commitment to providing high-value care, and their investment in community health."
Ann Logan, Chief Hospital Executive said, “This recognition by one of the health industry’s leading institute’s is a reflection of the remarkable dedication and efforts by our nurses, physicians and staff. Even during the pandemic we provided our patients with the best possible care, while also maintaining a steadfast commitment to helping our community. Our front-line workers have done, and continue to perform, amazing work under challenging circumstances.”
Formerly St. Mary’s, Hoboken University Medical Center has been in service since 1863 and features 333 licensed beds, 15-licensed long-term care beds, a 34-bay emergency room, dedicated OB-GYN emergency department, and Family Birth Unit—in total treating ore than 44,000 patients annually.
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