We are thrilled to officially announce the selection of Care Plus Bergen Inc. to serve as the tenant-operator of New Jersey’s largest hospital. Our partners in this, and sub-contractors, are Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Integrity House, and Care Plus NJ Inc. These three premier organizations are powerful leaders in their respective fields.
This historic decision honors the efforts and values of the Bergen County community, as well as the heartfelt vision of our County Executive Jim Tedesco. With the ongoing efforts of the Stigma-Free initiative in Bergen County, the demand for effective behavioral healthcare will continue to rise. This collaborative project will increase our capacity to meet the needs of our families, friends and neighbors through care integration, compassion, and efficiency.
We are humbled, and proud, for this opportunity, and commit ourselves to fully achieve the goals described in our proposal, including enhancing services to Veterans; integrating primary care with behavioral care; extending the continuum of care through collaborations with other local hospitals and community based organizations; and, confronting the opioid epidemic by improving access to care, and the provision of ongoing medical and social interventions.
We are grateful and indebted to all those who contributed to the formation of what will be a National model for healthcare, especially the Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Bergen County Improvement Authority, the residents of Bergen County, our partners from Rutgers and Integrity House, the “dream team” of consultants and support staff that spent endless hours working on this project, and of course – the Board of Trustees and staff at Care Plus NJ that put their whole heart into the mission and vision that has fueled this momentous achievement.