Thursday, March 27, 2014
#1 MEETING ABOUT THE MUHLENBERG CAMPUS.
The public forum related to the Muhlenberg Campus plans was devoted to citizen comments. None of the speakers uttered one word in favor of residential use.
All desired expanded medical facilities there; ranging from an ER to expanded outpatient facilities offering all specialties and diagnostic services similar to the Summit Medical Group’s Berkeley Heights Campus.
A few spoke about the need for at least a short term in patient facility capable of treating and controlling life threatening situations. The need for specialized surgical elective procedures or long term care would not be a requirement in a stage one hospital.
I unfortunately had to leave before Dottie G. who has been one of the most dedicated leaders in the campaign to restore medical services on site gave what I am sure was a complete summary of what had transpired, what we need and desired.
The next two meetings should be more informative since the consultants will hold a Q&A session plus communication some of their preliminary thoughts.