Wednesday, December 5, 2012
HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley is scheduled to open next year. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood had appealed the state's approval of the new Westwood hospital.
The former Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood is set to reopen as planned under new management next year after a court ruled in the hospital's favor Tuesday. A three-judge panel decided that they would uphold the approval of Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley in Westwood. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood had jointly appealed State Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd's decision to approve the new hospital at the site of the former Pascack Valley Hospital, which closed five years ago. The decision was "arbitrary and capricious," according to the appeal. The judges cited O'Dowd's expertise and rejected claims from the appealing hospitals that there had been procedural deficiencies and…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Union officials say while Englewood downsizes, other hospitals in the state are hiring
Monday, September 17, 2012
by Anthony Vecchione, NJSpotlight.com The union that represents nurses at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) charge that the facility's decision to lay off nurses is "shortsighted" and runs counter to a hiring trend at other New Jersey hospitals. It's unclear how many positions will be affected, although earlier reports put the number at 70. Jean Otersen, policy director for the Health Professional and Allied Employees Union (HPAE)based in Emerson, said that the layoffs are scheduled to take effect around September 26. "We won't know the exact number until we are finished reviewing open positions," she said. Among the options that are being negotiated with the hospital are voluntary retirement and shift or unit changes. HPEA …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Two care units slated for closure, according to union message.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center plans “far reaching” layoffs and the closure of two care units, according to the union representing nurses at the hospital. “I have been notified by the [Medical Center] of their intent of a far reaching layoff that will affect many members,” said a message posted on the Health Professionals and Allied Employees website from Local 5004 President Michele McLaughlin. The union message listed the units slated for closure by location or acronym, as 3NW and PCU. According to the medical center’s website, the units listed by the union correspond to the medical-renal unit and the progressive care unit. "This layoff will be far reaching as there are minimal probationary employees as well as vacant positions," …