Hoboken University Medical Center gets last minute lifeline

HOBOKEN - Hoboken University Medical Center may be saved from closure after a judge approved the sale of the facility to IJKG Opco LLC, a private company which also owns the Bayonne Medical Center.

The hospital filed for bankruptcy back in August and now the sale may keep the struggling hospital alive.

The fight to keep the hospital open had pitted Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer against several council members, including Elizabeth Mason. When the hospital went up for sale, Mason says the mayor did not keep the bidding process transparent. Some suspect political favoritism steered the sale of the Hoboken hospital to IJKG Opco LLC.

Despite the controversy, both sides agree that it's important to keep the hospital open, as long as it's not at taxpayers' expense.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A house in Manalapan caught fire after it 1 House catches fire on Dancer Lane in Manalapan
On a busy Friday morning, just seconds before 2 Good Samaritan saves woman's life, gets robbed in Edison
The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 3 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry
Officials say the 15-year-old jumped off a ledge 4 Police save teen from drowning in Prospect Park
Greenhouses and farms on the East End are 5 East End: Flowers in full bloom

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.