Our Residents Lives Won’t Be Chips in A Game of Corporate Greenmail

Imagine the crushing stress our heroic doctors and nurses endure at Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center, and Christ Hospital in Jersey City as they work to save lives during the COVID19 pandemic. Then...


Dear Dr. Norquist: I'm struggling with feeling kind of empty and bored with life. This is especially true now that COVID-19 has virtually eliminated my social life. I get up and do the same thing...

Rate of positive cases substantially down in North Bergen, Sacco says

Mayor Nicholas Sacco updated the North Bergen community on May 8 on the status of the township's experience with the COVID 19 pandemic. “As of today, we have 2,290 positive cases in North Bergen, and...

How three Hudson County hospitals coped with some of the highest COVID-19 admissions rates

On the front lines of the pandemic stand three Hudson County hospitals: Christ Hospital in Jersey City, Bayonne Medical Center (BMC), and Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC). These CarePoint Health hospitals have admitted one of...

Free COVID-19 testing site to open May 11 at uptown RiteAid in Bayonne

While hard to come by at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing for the virus is now easily accessible and fairly widespread across New Jersey. In Bayonne, a second testing site will now...

“Heroes Work Here”

(This guest essay describing a day in the life of a health care worker was written by Jersey City resident Frank Bernard Bobadilla, Nurse Manager, 7 East - Medical-Surgical Unit I, Jersey City Medical...

Union City seeks to open second testing center for residents only

As some Hudson County municipalities flatten the curve of COVID-19, others are not so lucky. Union City is a hot spot, currently dealing with a surge of cases. On April 6, North Hudson municipalities set...


Dr. Norquist is republishing earlier columns during this COVID-19 pandemic that she hopes will be helpful to our readers.  "The COVID 19 pandemic gives us each a chance to step back and see how...

‘Babies come when they’re ready, regardless of COVID-19 restrictions’

While the COVID-19 pandemic demanded the focus of hospitals across Hudson County, other essential care has continued at these facilities throughout the crisis. Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) in Secaucus maintained other essential services and...

Don’t Ignore Signs of Stroke or Heart Attack During COVID-19 Crisis

Hackensack University Medical Center is cautioning patients not to ignore symptoms of a stroke or heart attack due to fear of contracting COVID-19. Many hospitals across the country have noticed an increase of people ignoring...
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