Jersey City: Health Care
Health care needs are met by five hospitals in Jersey City. Liberty Health System's Jersey City Medical Center is the largest, with a 15-acre campus overlooking New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. It is the only designated Level II Trauma Center in the county and has the only designated Perinatal Care facility in Hudson County; there are more than 400 doctors, 100 of whom are teaching physicians. A major teaching affiliate with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center includes the Fanny E. Rippel Foundation Heart Institute, the Children's Hospital of Hudson County, the Port Authority Heroes of September 11 Trauma Center, Provident Bank Ambulatory Center, (for outpatient needs such as physical therapy,) and Kazmir Family Regional Perinatal Center.
Also part of Liberty Health System, Greenville Hospital underwent recent modernization and includes a new emergency room, new patient rooms, treatment rooms, diagnostic equipment, and a renovated lobby. Liberty Health also runs two smaller Family Health Centers in Jersey City. Christ Hospital specializes in various forms of community service for seniors, women, children, and the disadvantaged. It also has a sleep disorders lab and extensive behavioral health services, Hartwood Heart Center, obstetric and oncology services, a diabetes clinic, emergency department, in- and out-patient surgery, pediatric services, and a school of nursing. Saint Francis Hospital is a 243-bed acute care hospital occupying five buildings in downtown Jersey City. The Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center, originally the Hebrew Home for Orphans and also known as simply the Jewish Hospital, specializes in long term care and rehabilitation for senior citizens. It provides an Alzheimer's Day Care Center, Adult Medical Day Care Center, and Podiatric, Dental, and Total Eye Care clinics for the elderly.
Health Care Information: Jersey City Medical Center, 50 Baldwin Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07304; telephone (201)915-2000
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