On this page you'll find information, analysis, documents, and financial research about Meadowlands Hospital, which is owned by a for-profit company, MHA. Since MHA assumed ownership of the hospital in December 2010, HPAE has raised serious concerns about the owners' business practices, including the impact on patient care. We have also strongly advocated for proper enforcement of state regulations and laws by the Department of Health and the Office of the Attorney General.
HPAE White Paper on Meadowlands Hospital
"Meadowlands Hospital and the State of New Jersey: Failures of Oversight Put Profits Before Patients at a Community Hospital"
September 12, 2012
An HPAE "White Paper" shows how state regulators have failed to monitor and oversee the activities of Meadowlands Hospital, a for-profit hospital. As a result, laws and regulations designed to safeguard patient care have not been enforced.
Articles and Comments on the HPAE White Paper
Health Care Union Calls for State to Send in Monitoring Team to Meadowlands Hospital – September 13, 2012
Health Insurance Plan – Complaint Regarding Unpaid Bills & Deductibles
Employees at the hospital have $300,000 worth of unpaid medical bills because of the hospital's failure to abide by provisions of the contract and ERISA. Management has also unilaterally increased employee deductibles four-fold.
Corporate Ownership Structure
The owners of MHA created an incredibly complex structure of corporate entities when they assumed ownership of the hospital. Click below to view the structure.
Lawsuits Regarding MHA
The owners of Meadowlands Hospital have been involved in several lawsuits. These legal matters provide a revealing picture of MHA's business practices and tactics. Below you'll find legal documents and letters regarding these lawsuits. Liberty Health Systems, which owns Jersey City Medical Center and formerly owned Meadowlands Hospital is suing MHA while MHA is suing the Aetna insurance company. Finally, a lawsuit by the Vogster Entertainment, LLC. involves owners of MHA.
Violations of State and Federal Regulations at Meadowlands Hospital
Correspondence with State Government Agencies
HPAE and others have expressed concerns about MHA's business practices with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Attorney General's Office. Below is a selection of this correspondence. Click on the links to read the letters.
Newspaper Articles Related to Meadowlands Hospital and MHA – Click on the URL Below the Headline to Read the Article
Meadowlands Hospital bills disputed by patients, Aetna – August 15, 2012
First-year audit finds fault in for-profit hospital's finances – July 31, 2012
Hospital Association did not support Prieto, Wisniewski, Bramnick effort to exempt hospitals from PIP regs – May 18, 2012
Legislation would have exempted sponsor's law client from hospital fee caps – May 4, 2012
Meadowlands hospital neuroscientist fired over controversial autism treatment – January 10, 2012
N.J. medical marijuana center official booted over ties to con man Solomon Dwek – Sept. 18, 2011
Legal Documents Regarding Sale of the Hospital – CHAPA, Certificate of Need (CN)
Before MHA could acquire ownership of Meadowlands Hospital, they had to provide financial and other information to the state. Based on such information and other representations, the state determined that MHA's acquistion was in conformance with CHAPA, a law that requires that certain conditions be met for the sale of a non-profit hospital to a for-profit owner. DHSS also issued a certificate of need (CN) to MHA to run the hospital. Finally, the a Superior Court judge issued a final order of sale. Click on the links to read these documents.