Tax-exempt status of 30 New Jersey hospitals in jeopardy

The tax-exempt status of 30 hospitals in New Jersey are uncertain due to a flurry of tax appeals filed in the state.

In June 2015, a tax court judge ruled Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center should not be exempt from property taxes as it failed to satisfy the legal test that it operated as a nonprofit, charitable organization for several tax years.

Following the judge's ruling, numerous municipalities in New Jersey filed tax appeals against nonprofit hospitals. As of April 1, 30 municipalities had filed tax appeals, according to NJBIZ, which cited information from the New Jersey Hospital Association.

The following hospitals face legal challenges over their 2016 tax status and appeals for "omitted assessment" looking back to 2014 and 2015, according to the report.

1. Clara Maas Medical Center (Belleville)

2. Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center

3. Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch)

4. Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (Lakewood)

5. Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston)

6. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Newark)

7. HackensackUMC Palisades (North Bergen)

8. Holy Name Medical Center (Teaneck)

9. Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center

10. Hunterdon Medical Center (Raritan Township)

11. Bayshore Community Hospital (Holmdel)

12. Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune)

13. Riverview Medical Center (Red Bank)

14. Chilton Medical Center (Pequannock)
15. Overlook Medical Center (Summit)

16. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Rahway)

17. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick)

18. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Somerset)

19. Trinitas Regional Medical Center (Elizabeth)

20. CentraState Medical Center (Freehold)

21. Virtua Memorial Hospital (Moorestown)

22. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (Paterson)

23. St. Joseph's Hospital Wayne (N.J.)

24. JFK Health (Edison)

25. Shore Memorial Hospital (Somers Point)

26. The Valley Hospital (Ridgewood)

27. Capital Health (Hopewell)

28. Kennedy University Hospital (Stratford)

29. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Campus (Atlantic City)

30. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus (Galloway)

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