What Are Some Features of Saint Mary's Hospital?


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Located in Passaic, New Jersey, St. Mary's Hospital is a for-profit hospital. As of 2015, it is the only existing hospital in Passaic. St. Mary's specializes in acute care. Every year, St. Mary's provides care for roughly 13,000 inpatients.

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Founded in 1895, St. Mary's has 264 available inpatient beds. Formerly, St. Mary's was associated with the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, a Catholic organization. Over the years, St. Mary's achieved particular recognition for its pediatric, maternal and behavioral health services. The hospital also features an oncology center, sleep center and a pain management center.

This hospital's ER department is comparatively busy and receives 35,000 visits annually. In 2009, St. Mary's closed its psychiatric care unit. This empty building served as a filming location for "Mercy," NBC's medical TV series. Also in 2009, St. Mary's filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11. A bankruptcy judge approved the hospital's reorganization plan in spring 2010.

In early 2015, St. Mary's upgraded its patient rooms with new technologies. High-tech new beds allow for weight-taking without waking or disturbing patients. The beds also alert hospital staff when patients are in danger of falling. At its cafeteria, St. Mary's provides discounted, healthy meals for senior citizens.

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