Merger Monitor - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Merger Monitor

In response to more and more New Jersey hospitals becoming members of large health systems, HPAE created Merger Monitor to keep New Jersey patients, healthcare workers, politicians, journalists, unions, and concerned organizations informed about the process and demand accountability from those who make the decisions finalizing health care mergers.

Through Merger Monitor our goal is to oversee the transactions from beginning to end, through all the legal processes: Community Health Care Assets Protection Act (CHAPA); Certificate of Need (CN); Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and any other legal wrangling and deal-making.

There are positives and negatives with every merger and the process is complicated, requiring oversight by the NJ Department of Health and the NJ Attorney General’s office. Our goal is to help people served by these health systems to demand accountability in a process that not only affects your community but will have reverberations throughout the larger community, the state of New Jersey.

HPAE has compiled information on the various mergers occurring or that have occurred recently around the state – this is serious business when the mergers involve as much as $4.5 billion in operating revenue annually (the Barnabas and Robert Wood Johnson merger) – giving you the background for each proposed merger and tools to get more information about the merger in your community.

Under Resources you will find a link to the New Jersey Open Records Act Request Form that allows anyone to request any of the CHAPA documents (through the NJ Attorney General’s office) or CN documents (through the NJ Department of Health’s Certificate of Need and Licensing office).


New Jersey hospital to close under proposed deal
Sep 13 2022

St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., would close and many of its services would be shifted to another hospital if a proposed transaction between Capital Health and Trinity Health is approved, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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New deals coming
Jan 08 2020

Financial pressures and an increasingly competitive market are driving the consolidation of hospitals in New Jersey. While traditional hospital mergers and acquisitions will continue, an uptick in non-traditional alliances will also occur in 2020.

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Bayonne blues
Dec 02 2019

Bayonne Medical Center is looking for a merger partner amid a consolidation wave, but residents worry about losing access to acute care...

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FTC to Study the Impact of COPAs
Oct 23 2019

The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to five health insurance companies and two health systems to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of certificates of public advantage (COPAs) on prices, quality, access, and innovation...

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NJ AG recommends Virtua-Lourdes deal move forward
Jul 01 2019

The proposed deal calls for Virtua to acquire Lourdes and its hospitals, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro and Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden, as well as Lourdes’ nursing school, medical associates and cardiology offices. TRENTON —

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Virtua to Acquire The Lourdes Health System
Jun 07 2018

Taken from the TapInto Camden, June 5, 2018 Camden, NJ—Virtua Health has signed an agreement to acquire Lourdes Health System from Trinity Health, including Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. The boards of Virtua Health and Maxis Health System, an

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Sale of Meadowlands Hospital Receives Final Approval
Dec 18 2017

The state has approved the sale of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, the Secaucus hospital where admissions have plummeted under private ownership, to a multimillionaire real-estate developer who owns a Bergen County surgical center. 

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HPAE Raises Concerns About HMH-JFK Merger
Oct 31 2017

Last night a dozen HPAE members and staff attended a public hearing on the affiliation of JFK Medical Center with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). If the merger goes through, HMH will own 15 hospitals in the state of New Jersey.

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Merger With Hackensack Health System Completed
Mar 02 2016

Palisades Medical Center and The Harborage are now officially part of the Hackensack Health System. Palisades Medical Center will be called HackensackUMC Palisades. HPAE has issued a press release on the merger, including the following comment from Local 5030 President Michele

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