Legislation to require disclosure of financial difficulties by for-profit hospitals was triggered by events in Hudson County
After a decade of uncertain business practices of for-profit hospitals in NJ, we applaud the Governor for signing legislation to require stricter financial disclosures and greater accountability when those companies put the financial health of the hospital at risk.
On behalf of the nearly 14,000 nurses and health professionals represented by HPAE, we applaud the NJ Senate for their vote to approve the nomination of Judith Persichilli, BSN, RN as Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey.
After more than a full year of intense negotiations, the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) Local 5089, which represents more than 900 Registered Nurses at University Hospital, reached a tentative agreement with the Newark hospital.
On behalf of HPAE’s nearly 14,000 nurses and health professionals, thank you for the opportunity to address the issue of improving financial transparency and to urge you to vote in favor of A.5916, A.5917, and A.5918.