Denise Fochesto, an award-winning nurse leader who has helped guide numerous achievements at Morristown Medical Center, has joined Newton Medical Center in the newly-created role of Director of Nursing and Operations.
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AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper University Health Care announced they have finalized their agreement, which is transforming the delivery of health care in New Jersey. Under the transaction, Cooper University Health Care receives 20 percent minority interest in AmeriHealth New Jersey. The venture, announced last April, is unprecedented between a health insurer and hospital system in the state.
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To read more, visit: St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Doctors from across the nation converged on Southern Ocean Medical Center to learn how to perform lap band surgery from some of Meridian’s top surgeons. While Jonathan Reich, M.D. was in the operating room performing lap band procedures, a special video stream projected the cases into one of the conference rooms at the hospital, where the physicians could watch real-time. The medical director of the Bariatric Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Karl Strom, M.D., was with the physicians to explain each step of the procedure and answer questions.
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Ebola advisory issued by NJ health officials (app.com) On Wednesday, the state Department of Health issued an advisory to New Jersey health care providers to be wary of Ebola symptoms in people who have traveled to west Africa in the past three weeks, and to report all hemorrhagic fevers immediately to local health departments and to isolate suspected patients.
If Federal Children’s Health Insurance Ends, NJ Families Will Have Much to Lose (njspotlight.com) More than a year ahead of deadline for program’s expiration, Pallone pushes to renew CHIP funding. Out-of-pocket healthcare costs for some New Jersey families with children will skyrocket if Congress doesn’t extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to a new report.
CMS issues final FY 2015 inpatient psychiatric facility rule (ahanews.com Medicaid Services late today issued its inpatient psychiatric facility final rule for fiscal year 2015. The rule would increase IPF rates by 2.5% in FY 2015 compared to FY 2014, after accounting for inflation and other adjustments.
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AHA report looks at growing price transparency trend (ahanews.com) growing number of price transparency initiatives are emerging at the federal and state levels, and among hospitals, health plans and commercial vendors of transparency tools, according to a new AHA TrendWatch report.