NJ Assembly panel advances bill giving caregivers tax credits for expenses (northjersey.com) Caregivers who pay out of pocket for home health aides or other needed services for an elderly relative could be eligible for a yearly tax credit of up to $675, under a bill that cleared a state Assembly panel Thursday.
Chilton Achieves Highest Status for Improving Geriatric Care- Again (atlantichealth,org) Chilton Medical Center has achieved "Exemplar" status for its NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) program two years in a row. NICHE is the premier designation indicating a hospital's commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65 years and older.
Bonamo named CMO of Barnabas Health; system shifting emphasis to population health (njbiz.com) Dr. John F. Bonamo on Thursday was named chief medical officer of Barnabas Health. A 33 year veteran of the Barnabas system, Bonamo has served as chief executive of its largest hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, since 2001. He will begin his new role Jan. 1.
Rowan starts biomedical engineering program and appoints chairman (innovationnj.net) Rowan University welcomed its first class of biomedical engineering students this year as its nationally recognized College of Engineering recently created the Biomedical Engineering Department. The program is at the intersection of medicine and biology, with the focus on the improvement of heath care systems and is modeled after the proven hands-on, real-world, project-based curriculum of Rowan’s existing engineering programs.
MINI Cooper Owners to Drive Toys to Audrey Hepburn Children’s House During Annual Holiday Road Rally (HackensackUMC.org) Prestige MINI of Ramsey will rally its customers for the ninth year in a row for a toy drive to benefit patients at the Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, a division of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.
With their cars fully loaded with toys collected at the dealership, the owners of dozens of MINI Coopers will deliver the toys to the Children’s House, a state-designated Regional Diagnostic Center for Child Abuse and Neglect, which conducts more than 7,000 patient visits annually. .On Saturday, December 13, 2014. For more information contact Sheri Hensley, HackensackUMC Communications and Public Relations Department, at 551-996-3586 or shensley@hackensackUMC.org .
NJ physicians sign up for prescription monitoring access (mycentraljersey.com) About 20,000 New Jersey physicians and 5,000 other licensed health-care practitioners this year gained direct access to the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP), a significant milestone in the fight against the deadly epidemic of opiate abuse.
CMS issues proposed rule revising certain patient's rights requirements (ahanews.com) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a proposed rule that would revise certain conditions of participation for health care providers, conditions for coverage for suppliers, and requirements for long-term care facilities. Specifically, the rule would revise certain definitions and patients’ rights provisions to ensure they are consistent with the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, which held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.
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St. Joseph's receives grant of $400K to bolster HIV care nj.com) A Rutgers University researcher is leading a team to develop a rapid test for the Ebola virus that, if successful, could shave hours or even days off the diagnosis of the deadly disease.
Children's hospital leases space for outpatient facility (njbiz) Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital is opening an outpatient facility in Northfield, according to real estate services firm Wolf Commercial Real Estate.