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As the new Muhlenberg project takes off and in its initial phase of development, the new owners Community Healthcare Associates (CHA) are inviting Plainfield community members and families to retrieve commemorative plaques that are currently displayed at the hospital. In a public letter issued by CHA:

Dear Valued Community Members,

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As you may already be aware, our firm, an affiliate of Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), recently acquired the former Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center.   As we are a community-based healthcare company, we are committed to honoring the Hospital’s legacy and the long-standing community support which it inspired.  Accordingly, we will work together with local officials to preserve the commemorative materials that adorn the hospital.

Although we would be honored to proudly display all donor plaques in the soon to be renovated medical building, we will welcome to the hospital, by specific appointments on Friday, July 13th and/or Saturday, July 14th, any community member, or a family member of that community member, for whom a plaque or other commemorative material was installed in the hospital to retrieve such items. Any plaques that have multiple donor names are not eligible to be picked up and will be proudly displayed in the medical building.  If you or a family member would like to schedule a time to retrieve any of such items, on either of such dates, please contact Kate Correll at 973-429-7900.

The recently approved project is anticipated to bring, among other services, Primary & Specialty Care, a Women’s Health Center, a Diagnostic Laboratory, an Ambulatory Surgical Center, a Pharmacy, a Sleep Center, a Breast Center, Oncology, Diabetes Counseling, Behavioral Health, a Home Healthcare Agency and Physical Therapy, back to the site that has been closed since 2008.

The residential component will feature a grand lobby, multipurpose rooms, fitness center, business center, bike storage and a rooftop terrace for its 39 one-bedroom and 81 two-bedroom residents. The units themselves will have amenities such as fireplaces, marble countertops, and high-end finishings.

CHA has a long history and a successful track record, spanning over a decade, of converting former hospitals into community-based healthcare facilities. 

In total, the $57 million project is expected to create 800 local jobs, which will be comprised of 200 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs.

For more information regarding Community Healthcare Associates, please visit their website at: http://www.cha-properties.com/