Hospital critics call for more disclosure (northjersey.com) In the 1980s and early 1990s, the state of New Jersey decided whether a hospital could construct a new wing, add beds or buy the latest high-tech machine. Officials knew how much hospitals spent on staff and supplies, as well as care for the uninsured. They told each hospital what it could charge for care.
HackensackUMC and St. George’s University Award Scholarships to Four Bergen County Medical School Students (hackensackumc.org) Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) and St. George’s University (SGU) recently awarded four partial scholarships to SGU students who are permanent residents of Bergen County. Recipients of the scholarships are Eric Wien, Upper Saddle River, NJ; Priju Varghese, Bergenfield, NJ; Andre Savadjian, Old Tappan, NJ; and Ali Atoot, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. These scholarships are a result of HackensackUMC’s academic partnership with St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. The scholarships awarded are for 50 percent tuition for the student’s remaining years of enrollment at the medical school.
Jersey Shore University Medical event helps pass the baton for cancer research (nj.com) Jersey Shore University Medical Center hosted an event last week to promote a national movement called "The Baton Pass," which works to raise funds for innovative cancer research a spread a message of hope.
Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in health centers (hhs.gov) Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $35.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.
Health Law Spurs Focus On Faster Drug Development (kaiserhealthnews.org) Imagine if scientists could recreate you---or at least part of you---on a chip. That might help doctors identify drugs that would help you heal faster, bypassing the sometimes painful trial-and-error process and hefty health care costs that accompany arriving at the right treatment.