The Broader Health System Implications of Morristown Memorial Hospital



Michael Peregrine and Robert Louthian III authored this bylined article on the New Jersey Tax Court’s Morristown decision, which they wrote challenged “the presumption that large, diversified health delivery systems can be operated under the control of a nonprofit, charitable corporation.” The court ruled that hospital property was used for a profit-making purpose and thus was not tax-exempt; the authors warned that because “commingling of for-profit and nonprofit activities is essentially the accepted manner of nonprofit health system operations,” such systems must still show that they meet a charitable purpose.

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