St. Francis Medical Center To Close

September 14, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–St Francis Medical Center (owned by Trinity Health) has been struggling financially for several years, and is not viable in the long-term, nor is its physical plant. Capital Health is entering into the transaction to acquire St. Francis so that it can preserve services to the vulnerable and underserved, and ensure and enhance patient access to comprehensive, integrated, high-quality care.

Subject to regulatory approvals, including approval by the NJ Department of Health, we anticipate that Capital Health Regional Medical Center on Brunswick Avenue in Trenton will become the new location for most services currently provided at SFMC. We anticipate that other services, such as a Satellite Emergency Department, would continue at the current SFMC site for a short period of time, and then transition to new ambulatory/emergency care locations that are easily accessible to the patients currently served by St. Francis. The specific details of these transitions are still being determined as we move through the regulatory review process. We look forward to sharing these plans with our community as we move through this process.

Trinity Health will retain ownership of the physical plant/property and plans to eventually demolish the physical structures once they are no longer needed. Trinity will work with the City to determine the best use of the property.

File photos by: Brian McCarthy