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By Eva Loayza | January 28th, 2013 - 4:52pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

Green & Sumter Bill to Help Communities Transform Idle Health Care Facilities into Newly Productive Health Care Centers Clears Assembly

(TRENTON) - The General Assembly on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter to help transform ailing or obsolete health care facilities into productive health care centers once again.

"Shifts in population, economic pressures and scientific advancement often lead to the construction of new hospital facilities and the closing of older hospitals," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "This is unfortunate for the communities that house these once productive hospitals because they often contribute greatly to local employment and tax revenue. This legislation would aid in repurposing former hospitals health in a positive transition to health centers that can still provide much needed support to the community."

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