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A couple of NJ lawmakers are "convinced" county hospital is "on the verge of being sold or closing", so they want to ease way for nonprofit transition.

"Saying they are convinced Memorial Hospital of Salem County is on the verge of being sold or closing, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and state Assemblyman John Burzichelli are pushing hard for legislation that would make it easier for a nonprofit company to buy the hospital from the for-profit chain that has owned it for a dozen years. But if Memorial Hospital’s executives or the parent company, Community Health System of Tennessee, are planning to leave south Jersey, they aren’t saying so. And the nonprofit hospitals the lawmakers say may want to buy it are denying they have an interest...." -- Susan K. Livio, NJ.com

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