SPEAKER OLIVER ON UMDNJ ADVISORY PANEL REPORT

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement Wednesday on the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Advisory Committee report:

“Throughout this process, I made it very clear that I had to be convinced that this merger plan would ensure quality and accessible health care for Newark and Essex County residents. On this issue, nothing is more important, especially for low-income residents.
“As a start, I’m pleased to see that our demands on maintaining a strong hospital, health care and university presence in Newark were taken into consideration. Still, the Assembly will examine each page of this report and fully understand how it will impact residents.”