‘Hopefully everyone comes back to table’: Fears arise that popular Jersey City hospital will close

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There are fears a popular hospital in Jersey City will have to shut its doors now that negotiations to sell it have broken down.

CarePoint, which owns Christ Hospital, was set to sell the 140-year-old facility to Robert Wood Johnson, but RWJ officials say CarePoint rejected their offer.

Both groups claim they are still open to negotiations.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop fears if the process takes too long, the hospital will close.

"It feels like it's ugly now," says Mayor Fulop. "Like both are pointing fingers. There's litigation, not being straight forward with information. It's hard to decide which side is telling us the truth. Hopefully, everyone comes back to the table. Closing a hospital, or two hospitals in Hudson County would be a major problem "

Mayor Fulop has asked Gov. Phil Murphy to intervene.

The sale between CarePoint and Robert Wood Johnson would also include Hoboken Medical Center.

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