Jersey City Medical Center

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The history of healthcare in Jersey City dates back to the early nineteenth century, when the city operated a variety of public facilities for the poor. Jersey City Medical Center was originally located in a part of the city called Paulus Hook and was known as the Jersey City Charity Hospital. The hospital gradually stopped accepting charity patients and, in 1885, dropped the word "charity" from its name. When Mayor Frank Hague began an aggressive building campaign with the help of federal funds, an average city hospital was transformed into a comprehensive medical facility. On October 2, 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of Jersey City Medical Center's new building at McGinley Square. Today the medical center is located near Grand Street and Jersey Avenue. Jersey City Medical Center traces the institution's history through its various transformations, ending in 2004, when its remaining two hundred patients were transferred to the new facility. This book is a tribute to the passing of an era.
ISBN: 9780738536644
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Leonard F. Vernon has been a practicing chiropractic physician for more than twenty-five years. Working in cooperation with the Jersey City Public Library, the special collections department of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, the Jersey City Medical Center, and private collectors, Vernon collected many never-before-published images for Jersey City Medical Center. Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H., is the president and chief executive officer of Liberty Health.
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