On December 21st, Capital Health assumed responsibility for health care services previously provided by St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey. That campus, which now operates an Emergency Department and some outpatient services, has been renamed Capital Health – East Trenton and no longer operates as an acute care hospital.
“Without this transition, Trenton would have lost desperately needed health care services, including emergency services, behavioral health, and cardiac surgery. This would have been devastating to the residents. I want to thank everyone who partnered with us to make sure key services did not leave Trenton,” said Al Maghazehe, President and CEO of Capital Health. “We are committed to continuing to provide critical medical services in the city of Trenton and working closely with members of the community, local officials, and other key stakeholders.”
Capital Health will continue operating an Emergency Department in East Trenton, and the Emergency Department at the former St. Francis Medical Center remains open 24/7 to the community. The Outpatient Internal Medicine Clinic and CARES child wellness program also continue at the Hamilton Avenue site as do the Schools of Nursing and Radiologic Technology.
Long term, Capital Health will develop a new Emergency Department and outpatient site(s) at, or near, the current St. Francis site. Capital Health also plans to add an OB/GYN and prenatal care office in East Trenton to meet this important need.
Capital Health Regional Medical Center, also in Trenton, now offers cardiac surgery after receiving approval from the New Jersey Department of Health. Capital Health is undertaking extensive capital projects at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.
This expansion will help meet the needs of current patients as well as future patients. Learn more about the services Capital Health offers at www.capitalhealth.org.