Monday, August 18, 2008

Muhlenberg Now A Campus

Solaris Health Systems now has a link to the "Muhlenberg Campus." Click here to see what's left at the Randolph Road site.

Thanks to all who fought to keep the hospital open and who kept the community informed. The full impact of the closing remains to be seen as individuals try to adjust to the lack of acute care right here in the city.

Add hospital care to the list of losses for the city: Macy's and other retailers, supermarkets, Doctors' Row, bank headquarters, movie theaters, stationery stores, downtown restaurants, and more. It's a sad time.

But if in fact there is not much more to be done about Muhlenberg, interested residents can still put their energy behind causes such as improving the public schools and revitalizing civic involvement. Most of us don't want to move to Summit or Edison just to be near a hospital. We want to be in Plainfield. What can we do collectively to get through tough times and make the city better?

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, for one, will not set foot in JFK. My suggestion is that all who can go to another hospital. Let JFK take those who do not have insurance, and those who JFK will receive no compensation.

Solaris will not get a dime from me. I hope all who can will follow. I realize the hardship that people have already. But for Solaris it is the bottom line, and my money will not go to support it.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Dottie Gutenkauf said...

I don't think the struggle is over! The POP/Save Muhlenberg Coalition is meeting tonight (6:30 at duCret) and we'll see where we go from there. This community advocate isn't giving up! (And I'm not going to JFK either...)

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm not sure we want to keep all the people in Plainfield that presently live here...let a majority of those who need special services move to towns that can provide them.. Plainfield has done nothing but exist for those 'in need' and it's created an economic imbalance leading to the loss of Macy's, doctors' row, bank headquarters, restaurants and now, the hospital...perhaps this loss will bring about the change we finally need.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous joanna cassidy said...

anonymous 2 bad you dont have the balls 2 use your own name.yet in other words,you want all the poor people who live in plfd move out? what are you saying?o sorry you call them needy.i think you are so wrong.

5:23 PM  

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