Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT Unveils New Care Room at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital (paramuspost.com) Care room will help comfort children as they undergo medical procedures. Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT, along with representatives from the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and partners from Ernst & Young recently unveiled a new Starlight Site care room at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Meridian Health Foundation’s 18th Annual Sweetheart Ball to be held on February 21, 2015 (jerseyshoreunioversitymedicalcenter.com) Meridian Health Foundation’s 18th Annual Sweetheart Ball will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. Proceeds from the event will support cancer research at Meridian Cancer Care, and provide residents of Monmouth and Ocean counties with access to the most advanced cancer treatment options.
Visiting Nurse Association Health Group has named Empire BlueCross BlueShield CEO Brian Griffin as its new board chairman (mycentraljersry.com) Brian Griffin, president-CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, has been appointed chair of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group Board of Trustees. Griffin previously served as board trustee.
AHA testifies at House hearing on permanent SGR fix (aha.org) AHA supports permanently replacing the Medicare sustainable growth rate for physician payment, but cannot support any proposal to fix the physician payment problem at the expense of funding for services provided by other caregivers, AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock told the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee at a hearing on the issue.
CMS launches Dialysis Facility Compare star ratings (cms.gov) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added star ratings to the Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) website. These ratings summarize performance data, making it easier for consumers to use the information on the website.
Vanguard Medical Group increasing its space as its practice grows (njbiz.com) Vanguard Medical Group is among New Jersey's largest “patient-centered medical homes (PCH),” a recognition awarded to those that embrace national best-practice guidelines for delivering comprehensive patient care. And Vanguard is growing: On Feb. 2, its Cranford office will move to a larger location in town, increasing its space from 4,200 to 5,500 square feet.
Home care agency offers medication management system (northjersey.com) It's been shown that the average senior takes as many as six prescription drugs and three to four over-the-counter medications. That's why it's hardly surprising that many end up in hospital emergency rooms and doctor's offices because they mix them up, use medications that interact adversely with each, or take the wrong dose.
POTUS: Precision Medicine Initiative will bring us closer to a cancer cure (newsworks.org) So, what exactly is "precision medicine"? President Barack Obama is launching a "Precision Medicine Initiative." He told the public this during the State of the Union address, and, surprisingly, politicians from both parties applauded after hearing the news. It's obvious Congress is on board, but you may have been wondering what does this initiative even mean?
Obamacare Drug Coverage Descriptions May Confuse Consumers About Costs, Study Finds (kaiserhealthnews.org) Square peg, round hole. More than a third of silver plans offered on the federal health insurance marketplace may be listing inaccurate or incomplete prescription drug cost-sharing information because their formularies don’t fit neatly into the federal government’s online template, a recent analysis found.