State Health Planning Board to Hold Hearing on St. Francis-Trentonian Medical Center Closure

Parties interested in voicing their opinions regarding the potential closure and demolition of St. Francis Medical Center will have their chance.

The State Health Planning Board (the Board) will hold a public hearing regarding Certificate of Need applications submitted to the Department of Health by Capital Health System, Inc.

Copies of the applications are available for review at the Trenton Free Public Library, the New Jersey State Library, and the New Jersey Department of Health.

The Commission invites the public to comment on the applications. All persons wishing to make oral comments to the Commission are invited to attend the public hearing on these applications on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Comments will be limited to three minutes per person, although written comments may also be submitted at the same time. The Commission will receive comments from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. or at the end of testimony, whichever is later.

Interested parties can join the public hearing virtually at the Microsoft Teams Meeting ( Or call (audio only) Dial: 1-856-338-7074; Conference Call ID: ID: 925 809 754#

The hearing will be held at Trenton High School, 400 Chambers St., Auditorium, Trenton, NJ. Comments may also be submitted in writing after the hearing.

Commentators are encouraged to keep their comments concise. Comments should be received by the State Health Planning Board no later than Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the following address:

New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Legal and Regulatory Compliance, 120 S. Stockton St., 3rd Floor, PO Box 358, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0358, Attention: Jamie Hernandez

The board intends to review the applications at a future meeting. Notice will be issued as to the date of the meeting at which the application will be considered.

For more information, you can call the Department at 609-376-0960.

St. Francis Medical Center continues to send messages to employees to prepare for a transition on Dec. 21. Any movement remains subject to state approval.

LA Parker is a Trentonian columnist. Find him on Twitter @LAParker6 or email him at [email protected].

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