Appellate Court Denies Request to Block Pascack Valley Hospital Project in NJ

An appellate court panel has rejected a request by Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., and Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center to stop plans to reopen former Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, N.J., according to a Record report.

This rejection allows Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center and its partner, Plano, Texas-based LHP Hospital Group, to begin their $90 million project to open the former hospital as the 128-bed Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley. The facility is scheduled to open next year.

Valley Hospital and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center have contested HackensackUMC's plans for four years, and they intend to continue fighting the court's certificate of need approval, according to the report. The project's opponents plan to argue an appeal in late September or early October, claiming that there is no need for a new hospital in the area and that it would adversely affect their hospitals' finances.  

Last month, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd rejected Valley Hospital and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center's request for a stay that would delay reopening the hospital.

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