Gov. Christie praises NJ hospitals

Gov. Christie at the NJHA annual meeting.

New Jersey hospitals are “an indispensable asset in so many ways – not just in the most obvious way in terms of the care they provide, but also as an extraordinary economic engine.”

So said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who praised New Jersey hospitals and the New Jersey Hospital Association at the NJHA’s recent annual meeting. Matheny is a member of NJHA, which is a not-for-profit trade organization committed to helping New Jersey hospitals and health systems provide quality, accessible and affordable care to their communities.

Gov. Christie recognized the financial pressures confronting hospitals in the state but said the government cannot “continue to buttress up [struggling] hospitals. That’s not the way to sustain a viable and vibrant health system in the state.” The Governor commended New Jersey hospitals for managing to serve their communities and patients through difficult times, adding, “I appreciate what you’ve done – how you’ve hung in there.”