Union Criticizes State’s Handling of Meadowlands Hospital’s Finances
From NJ Spotlight, January 15, 2014:
A labor union representing workers at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center is demanding that the state step up its fiscal oversight of the for-profit hospital after it eliminated more than 100 jobs.
The Health Professionals and Allied Employees and the New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center sent a letter to state Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd on Friday reiterating their request for appointment of a temporary manager for the Secaucus hospital.
“The public’s health, welfare and safety is at issue, and it is the commissioner’s duty to act,” HPAE President Ann Twomey and New Jersey Appleseed Executive Director Renee Steinhagen wrote. “Now is the time to prevent a bad situation from getting worse.”