From the Bergen Dispatch, April 10, 2015
Today, Bergen County Executive James Tedesco issued an Executive Order establishing a fifteen member Healthcare Advisory Committee to explore the options for the future of Bergen Regional Medical Center. The Paramus facility is the largest hospital in the state of New Jersey, and an integral part of the social safety net for Bergen County’s least fortunate citizens.
Tedesco has vowed not to sell the hospital which is currently under lease with Bergen Regional Medical Center L.P. (formerly Solomon Health Group, LLC), to operate the Hospital until March 2017….
The Committee will consist of a Chairperson appointed by the County Executive and a representative of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME) representing all blue collar, craft and service employees at the Hospital; a representative of the Health Professionals & Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO (HPAE) representing Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Substance Abuse Counselors, Recreation Therapists and Addiction Counselors at the Hospital; a medical doctor practicing in Bergen County; two members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders; six Bergen County Community representatives; a representative of the Bergen County Health Department; a representative of the Bergen County Mental Health Community; a Member of the Board of the BCIA; and, the Bergen County Administrator.