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NJ Department of Health Awards Psychiatric Beds

November 22, 2017 | No Comments
Posted by Anjali Baxi

After months of being focused on the certificate of need call for inpatient adult psychiatric beds, the Department of Health (DOH) has announced the list of approved applicants.  As part of his commitment to provide more behavioral health services, Governor Christie sought to expand New Jersey’s adult acute care psychiatric bed capacity by over 800 beds, a 40% increase in the total adult acute care beds available in New Jersey.  This is the largest expansion in 20 years. The DOH expects to issue another CN call for 53 psych beds in Hunterdon, Warren and Morris Counties.

Approval was given to 26 facilities-19 of which are general acute care hospitals, and 7 facilities are or, once constructed, will be licensed psychiatric hospitals. The list of approved applicants are as follows:

                                            New Facilities

Cumberland Behavioral Health, LLC, Cumberland County

Sunrise Psychiatric-Toms River

Hampton Behavioral Health-Monmouth County

Summit Oaks Hospital-Passaic County

                                         Existing Facilities

Newton Medical Center

Saint Clare’s Hospital, Dover

Morristown Medical Center

RWJ University Hospital, Somerset

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Piscataway

Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

University Medical Center of Princeton

Princeton House Behavioral Health Division

Hampton Behavioral Health Center, Burlington

Memorial Hospital of Salem County

Inspira Medical Center, Elmer, Bridgeton and Woodbury

Monmouth Medical Center

Ocean Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center

Summit Oaks Hospital, Union

CarePoint Health, Bayonne Medical Center

Clara Maass Medical Center

Prime Healthcare Services

St. Mary’s Passaic

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson

St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital

As a condition of approval, the beds must be available for occupancy within two years. Within a year of licensure, the seven psychiatric hospitals adding beds are required to provide a minimum of 5% of their annual patient days for Medicaid patients and another 5% of patient days for uninsured patients. Acute care hospitals adding beds are required to accept all patients.


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