The Catholic health care ministry has served the people of New Jersey for more than
125 years. The ministry continues in a new millennium because of the commitment,
dedication and faith of religious men and women who first came to New Jersey in
the 19th century to care for women, children and men who had no access to health
Today physicians, nurses and other health care professionals provide care to more
than 2,500,000 children, women and men each year. In addition, the leadership of
the Catholic health care ministry recognizes its obligation to advance the cause
of social justice by calling for laws and public policies that will ensure access
to health care services for all the citizens of New Jersey.
The Catholic health care ministry understands access to health care as a fundamental
human right. It is an essential for protecting and fostering the dignity of the
The Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey (CHCPNJ) is a statewide coalition
established by the leaders of Catholic health care to advance the healing mission
of Jesus Christ through the health ministry of the Catholic Church.
Enriched by its Catholic heritage, the mission of CHCPNJ is to support the religious
identity of Catholic health care and to work collaboratively with other advocacy
organizations to promote the health and well-being of all New Jerseyans, especially
those underserved in our communities. To this end, CHCPNJ serves as a ministry resource
center, develops appropriate health care policy, and advocates on the state and
national level for legislative and regulatory initiatives that enhance the potential
of Catholic health care providers in the present and future.
CHCPNJ promotes and provides leadership development, clinical and organizational
ethics reflection and education, and advocates on behalf of Catholic health ministry
priorities in the State of New Jersey and in Washington DC.
The Catholic health care ministry is found on these basic values.
Sister Patricia Codey, SC, Esq.
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Catholic HealthCare Partnership of New Jersey
760 Alexander Rd., PO Box 1
Princeton, NJ 08543-0001
Telephone: (609) 936-2213
Fax: (609) 720-0950
Created: January 31, 2005
Updated: February 22, 2016
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