Commending the clinical and hospital staff for their efforts in caring for patients before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy, Mary E. O’Dowd, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services visited Christ Hospital earlier today to assess the current situation at the hospital.
The commissioner toured with representatives from the hospital through different areas of the facility including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and the Emergency Operations Center. Sensitive to the needs of the staff and their ability to continue to provide the much needed healthcare services to the community, Ms. O’Dowd offered any assistance necessary the State could afford to help the hospital in Sandy’s wake.
Peter A. Kelly, President and CEO of Christ Hospital stated, “Knowing that the State of New Jersey supports our efforts to continue to provide for the care of the residents of the community is reassuring. We will continue our efforts to collaborate with other hospitals in Hudson County to provide access to care for those in need.”