Nonprofit and community-based addiction centers are good for both the state economy and those looking for treatment for addiction. Data shows the centers create jobs, ultimately contributing $3.1 billion to the state economy.
NJTV New Jersey Drug Addiction Crisis' first community forum in Toms River focused on the faces of addiction. Community members, along with health and city professionals, shared personal accounts about the opioid epidemic in New Jersey.
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson boasts the busiest emergency room in the state and says it recently became the first emergency room in the nation to adopt an alternative to opioids program.
The township of North Bergen has sued Palisades Medical Center and its Harborage nursing home in tax court. Sen. Nick Sacco has introduced a bill to keep the tax exempt status for nonprofit hospitals and their nursing homes but allow municipalities to charge $2.50 per day for each licensed bed.
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