City of Hoboken answers prayers to keep St. Mary Hospital open

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? The city of Hoboken is answering the prayers of many with its pledge to keep Saint Mary Hospital open.

The city stepped in with a plan to set up a corporation to run the hospital after negotiations failed with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Residents say Saint Mary is needed because the closest facility would be in Jersey City.

Bon Secours Medical Group, which owns the hospital, plans to close the facility in June due to a loss of $27 million in the last fiscal year. The owner says it lost money because it provides charity care without compensation.

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