Jul 1, 2024 Jersey City Medical Center Celebrates 20 Years at Grand Street Location

Hospital Leadership, Community Officials Join at Reception to Observe Historic Milestone

JCMC 20th Anniversary Group

Emory Edwards, President and CEO, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce; Michael Prilutsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jersey City Medical Center; Danielle Macaluso, Guest; Suraj Kaufman, Member, Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees; Catherine Carnevale, Member, Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees; Carlos Lejnieks, Chair, Jersey City Medical Center Board of Trustees, Brett Harwood, Donor and Principal, Park Equity, LLC; Honorable Angela V. McKnight, New Jersey Senate (D-31).

Jersey City, July 1, 2024 — Hospital executives, elected officials, donors, community leaders, and other members of the Jersey City Medical Center community recently celebrated at an evening reception to formally mark the hospital’s 20th anniversary at 355 Grand Street in Jersey City.

Founded as a charity hospital in 1882, Jersey City Medical Center underwent decades of growth, becoming a premier destination for top-quality cardiac care, maternity services, and world-class robotic surgery. Among its many accomplishments is the establishment of the country’s oldest Emergency Medical Services program. In 2004, the facility relocated to its current 15-acre campus and has continued to expand, operating the only dedicated pediatric emergency department and the only cardiac surgery program in Hudson County.

At the event, held at Liberty Science Center, Mark E. Manigan, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, congratulated the hospital community. “We are here today to celebrate the endurance and deep, abiding commitment of Jersey City Medical Center to the community of Jersey City and its vital role in providing lifesaving and essential services in Hudson County for over 140 years,” he said. “At RWJBarnabas Health, we are exceedingly proud to take care of the sick and injured and to have the opportunity to care for the most vulnerable among us, serving as a safety net for the residents of our great state.”

Jersey City Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Prilutsky thanked the doctors, nurses, support staff, and other professionals who have made the hospital’s historic growth possible. “They commit themselves each and every day to improving patient outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and furthering our ongoing pledge of healing, enhancing, and investing in Hudson County,” Prilutsky said, adding, “As we continue to push beyond the pandemic and embark on our next 20 years in Jersey City, I have every confidence that this outstanding work will continue.”

“Of course, it isn’t only the medical professionals who make our community great,” added Carlos Lejnieks, Chair of the hospital’s board of trustees. “The extraordinary generosity of our donors and community partners is also essential to our success.” He went on to announce a $1 million gift from a charitable trust left by the late Harold and Stephanie Krieger. Shepherded by former board chair and longtime supporter Brett Harwood, the donation will support the hospital’s expanding rapid diagnostic unit. “I know that Harold and Stephanie, who were passionate about healthcare and this community, would be humbled to know that their philanthropy will support those who need it most in Hudson County,” Lejnieks said.

About Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is Healing, Enhancing, and Investing in Hudson County. It is a comprehensive full-service acute and sub-acute care 348-bed teaching hospital. A not-for-profit hospital, the Medical Center is a state-designated Level II Regional Trauma Center with close to 16,000 admissions and over 80,000 Emergency Department visits annually. The hospital specialty services include women’s health, orthopedics, heart and vascular care, and behavioral health. JCMC is the only full-service heart hospital in Hudson County, offering access to outstanding cardiologists and sophisticated and advanced treatments, such as cardiac surgery and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVR). RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center are in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. JCMC is an American Heart Association Gold Plus and DNV certified Primary Stroke Center. It is a regional comprehensive cardiac center, a perinatal intensive care center, a regional level 3 neonatal intensive care unit for critically ill newborns, and home to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgical program in Hudson County. JCMC, a provider of Advanced Life Support for Hudson County, runs 911 Medical Call Screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state’s busiest EMS systems.

Contact: Stacie J. Newton