Bayonne Medical Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bayonne Medical Center
Carepoint Health
Bayonne Medical Center (rear).JPG
Geography
Location 29th Street & Avenue E, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States
Services
Emergency department Community Perinatal Center
History
Founded 1882
Links
Website http://www.bayonnemedicalcenter.org
Lists Hospitals in New Jersey

CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center is a hospital in Bayonne, New Jersey. It has 278 beds and was founded in 1888. One of six hospitals in Hudson County,[1] the Bayonne Medical Center is affiliated with Hoboken University Medical Center and Christ Hospital,[2][3] which are also operated by the for-profit organization Hudson Hospital Opco.[4][5]

The hospital became the subject of media coverage in 2013[6] when, in the midst of nationwide controversy over inconsistent hospital charges, The New York Times reported that the hospital "charged the highest amounts in the country for nearly one-quarter of the most common hospital treatments", which the Times associated with its 2008 restructuring after being acquired out of bankruptcy the previous year.[7] In the same, the hospital was ordered to award a "whistleblower" $2.1 million for being fired.[8]

According to a study conducted by National Nurses United and released in January 2014, the hospital was the 9th most expensive in the state, charging 763% above costs.[9]

Bayonne Medical Center entered the national spotlight again in 2014, when an investigative news team at NBC 4 New York reported that the hospital charged a New Jersey teacher nearly $9,000 USD to bandage his middle finger.[10] In 2015 a follow-up investigation covered the story of a Bayonne resident who was charged over $17,000 for stitches on a two-inch cut.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferrer, Ana M. (March 21, 2013). "Hudson County's six hospitals look to build on the successes of 2012 in 2013". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ Renshaw, Jarrett (October 4, 2011). "Bayonne Medical Center could shut out some Medicaid recipients under new agreement with insurance company". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ "CarePoint Health Launches in Hudson County, New Jersey". Business Wire. May 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  4. ^ Guglielmo, Wayne (October 15, 2012). "Combine or Decline". New Jersey Monthly. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  5. ^ Hack, Charles (June 29, 2012). "Christ Hospital's new owners sever contracts with all insurers except Horizon Blue Cross". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Bayonne Medical Center: Why this New Jersey hospital is the costliest in US - Economic Times". Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com. 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  7. ^ Creswell, Julie; Barry Meier; Jo Craven McGinty (May 16, 2013). "New Jersey Hospital Is the Costliest in the Nation". New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ Conti, Michaelangelo (May 19, 2013). "'Whistleblower' awarded $2.1 million in case against Bayonne Medical Center". The Jersey Journal. 
  9. ^ Livio, Susan K. (January 6, 2014). "Report: N.J. hospitals most expensive in the U.S. and Meadowlands hospital is at the top". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  10. ^ Glorioso, Chris. "I-Team: New Jersey Hospital Charges Man Nearly $9,000 to Bandage Cut Finger". www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Hospital Charges $17,000 to Stitch a 2-Inch Cut". NBC New York. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°40′06″N 74°06′47″W / 40.6684°N 74.113°W / 40.6684; -74.113