Cooper joins VA program that cuts veterans' wait times for care (njbiz.com) Cooper University Health Care in Camden announced Thursday it has further expanded its outreach to military veterans by signing an agreement with HealthNet Federal Services to become a participating provider in the VA's Patient-Centered Community Care program.
Meridian Cancer Care Welcomes Ghulam Abbas, M.D., MCHM, FACS (meridianhealthcom) Meridian Cancer Care proudly welcomes Ghulam Abbas, M.D., MCHM, FACS, a fellowship trained cardiothoracic and minimally invasive thoracic and foregut surgeon. Dr. Abbas joins Meridian Cancer Care as the Director of minimally invasive thoracic surgery. In this position, Dr. Abbas will advance and broaden the program’s minimally invasive thoracic surgery capabilities, including robotic and video assisted approaches to the lung, chest and esophageal regions.
Register Now for Morristown Medical Center's Annual Pet Therapy Conference (atlantichealth.org) Morristown Medical Center announced registration is now open for its second annual Pet Therapy Conference on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ. John Grogan, author of “Marley and Me,” will keynote the conference.
Welcome to Our New Website (stjosephshealth.org) Be sure to visit these new items:
•A video library featuring different categories, updated regularly, and a modernized video player
•A 'featured stories' home page with interactive slides of current stories and engaging graphics
•Breadcrumb navigation style, to add to your ease of browsing our website and allow you to always find your way back
University Hospital joins Aetna's N.J. hospital network under new contract (njbiz.com) Newark's University Hospital, the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers University, will be able to enter back into Aetna's network of New Jersey hospitals, according to a new multiyear contract they announced this week.
Interactive Map: Charting the Cost of Hospital Care in New Jersey (njspotlight.com) Analysis of federal data shows NJ hospital stays are slightly longer than national average, and slightly more expensive. The average New Jerseyan's hospital stay lasts nearly five days and costs almost $11,000, both more than the national average, federal data shows.
Study finds potential for hospitals to reduce redundant antimicrobial therapies (ahanews.com) Some hospital clinicians may be using redundant intravenous antimicrobial therapies, which could represent a potential opportunity to improve antimicrobial stewardship, according to a study of 500 hospitals published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Medicare GME $$$: What Should They Buy? (medpagetoday.com) Should Medicare start paying for health economists' PhDs if they result in a better healthcare system? Maybe not, but that's an extreme example of the direction that Medicare could be heading if it adopted one of the proposals in the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) recent report on the future of graduate medical education (GME), according to Bruce Vladeck, PhD, former administrator of what is now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Nurses need more respect, stronger voice (fiercehealthcare.com) Hospitals and healthcare facilities don't give nurses enough recognition, support or appreciation--and the effects are far-reaching, according to an opinion piece in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.