Deal Extended for Manager of Bergen Regional Medical Center



Bergen County officials signed on for another six months with the company that manages Bergen Regional Medical Center while they weigh several bids to take over operations and craft a long-term contract for the Paramus facility.

The 19-year agreement between the Bergen County Improvement Authority and the for-profit Bergen Regional Medical Center LP was set to expire in mid-March.

But county officials say they gain several advantages in reaching a transition agreement with the current manager through September: They can properly vet bids from seven entities, including a coalition of North Jersey hospitals, and they can fine-tune a contract to provide oversight they say the current agreement lacks.

Read more.