Source: Hudson County View.com
My name is Herminio Mendoza and I am running for the NJ Senate of District #31.
I am a lifelong resident of Greenville and throughout many years, I have heard many false promises been unfulfilled by the leadership in our NJ Senate. Today, I am highly concerned with the rise of violent crimes in my community and the lack of Health Services to provide emergency situation to my people.
Since Jersey City Medical Center(JCMC) closed Greenville Hospital in 2008, the community has been severely lacking in primary and emergency care.
Officials from Medical Center and its parent company have promised on more than one occasion to replace the services lost when Greenville Hospital closed, but have yet to deliver on those promises.
New Jersey Health regulation only permits a satellite emergency department to be opened when it is replacing a closed full-service acute care facility or where there is a demonstrated community need.
Jersey City Medical Center’s proposed Satellite Emergency Department in Bayonne meets neither of these conditions.
I am urging everybody to unite behind the petition from Coalition for Greenville Health Access to stop Barnabas Health from creating a not-needed Satellite Emergency Department in Bayonne and place services where they belong in Greenville.
I am writing this letter with deep concern about what is taking place in my community. I have lived in the Greenville community for numerous years and we are considered the forgotten ward.
I have recently found out about JCMC wanting to open a Satellite ER in the City of Bayonne on the backs of Greenville residents. This comes to show how JCMC operates by turning their backs on black and brown families in Greenville.
I believe having access to quality healthcare is extremely important in my community. That being said, I am asking the State of New Jersey Commissioner of Health to deny JCMC a license to open a Satellite ER in Bayonne.
JCMC needs to be held accountable for their actions in Greenville. I’m urging my fellow residents to sign the petition by Coalition for Greenville Health Access and let’s do what’s right for our community.