St. Mary's Hospital: A Brief History
The city of Passaic, New Jersey was once home to three hospitals. Though
comprehensive in their medical services, each had its own specialty. The
General Hospital Center at Passaic was renowned for its Eastern Heart
Institute and for pioneering the first open heart surgery in the state;
Passaic Beth Israel (PBI) Hospital was a respected center of excellence
in the field of Oncology; and St. Mary's Hospital was lauded for its
Maternal-Child and Behavioral Health Programs.
The healthcare landscape changed, so did these three separate Institutions.
In 2000, the Atlantic Health System purchased the Passaic General Hospital.
Atlantic Health System sold the Passaic General Hospital in 2004 to Passaic
Beth Israel Hospital (PBI) which renamed the newly-formed hospital "PBI
Regional Medical Center."
Due to a variety of unfortunate circumstances, PBI Regional was forced
to declare bankruptcy in early 2007. The community and political representatives
advocated and petitioned the State of New Jersey to consolidate all operations
under St. Mary's Hospital and acquire PBI Regional Medical Center.
In March of 2007, St. Mary's combined the staffs of all three hospitals
into one team under the corporate umbrella of St. Mary's Hospital.
The new entity is located at the 350 Boulevard campus of the prior PBI
Regional Medical Center and provides the services of all three hospitals.
The consolidated St. Mary's Hospital has the experience of three respected
medical and nursing staffs to provide the healthcare services to the surrounding
communities of the prior three hospitals. Passaic's three hospitals
- each deeply committed to the community - are now all united under the
St. Mary's Hospital banner.