MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Improvement Authority this week has issued a Request for Proposals for the potential leasing of the Morris View Healthcare Center, a 283-bed county owned nursing home and sub-acute rehabilitation facility in Morris Township, by a private management company.

The RFP seeks proposals from experienced private health care organizations for the lease of the 211,277 square-foot facility, including the transfer of the 283-licensed long-term care beds, now held by the county, through the New Jersey Department of Health.  

The county Board of Freeholders in 2016 voted to authorize the development of an RFP for the potential lease of Morris View.

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The freeholders stressed that the county is retaining ownership of the facility and considering specific patient care requirements within the RFP to ensure that any private management company considered by the county to lease Morris View would maintain the high quality of care now offered to elderly and disabled residents living there.

To ensure the choice of a high quality private health care provider, the freeholders voted to employ the Morris County Improvement Authority to handle the RFP process, which could give the county more flexibility in choosing the most qualified respondent.

Responses to the request for proposals are due back to the Morris County Improvement Authority by March 31. An evaluation committee will then review the requests, with a goal of making a decision by April.

To view the RFP, visit: http://improvement.morriscountynj.gov/current-bids/