Hospital for Special Surgery Opens New Location in Paramus, New Jersey (paramuspost.com) Paramus, New Jersey. November 18, 2014 – Patients from 105 countries and all 50 states come to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) for what many believe to be the world’s finest orthopedic care, and now HSS has come to New Jersey.
East Orange General names interim CEO, president (njbiz)East Orange General Hospital on Tuesday named Martin A. Bieber interim chief executive officer and president, effective immediately. Bieber, according to EOGH, is seamlessly transitioning into Kevin Slavin’s position. Slavin recently departed as EOGH’s CEO to become CEO of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson. There, he is succeeding William McDonald, who is retiring at the end of the year as CEO of St. Joseph’s.
Morristown Medical Center Launches HealtheConnect to Empower Patients for Optimal Health Management (atlantichealth.org) Morristown Medical Center today launched “HealtheConnect,” a complimentary service to empower patients and visitors to use technology in their quest for optimal health. Conveniently located off the hospital lobby, the HealtheConnect store offers support from a full-time specialist who can assist in utilizing health-specific mobile applications and technology.
Health Commissioner: New Jersey Leads the Way on Ebola Precautions, Response (njspotlight.com) O’Dowd asserts state is ‘extraordinarily prepared’ thanks, in part, to experiences with H1NI virus and two hurricanes. Less than a month after New Jersey’s controversial handling of a Maine nurse who had treated Ebola patients attracted national attention, the state’s top health official said she has confidence in the state’s readiness for handling any future Ebola cases.
New findings on Novartis’ heart failure drug could change course of disease for patients (njbiz.com) Novartis on Wednesday has released new data on its investigational medicine for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction that could potentially change the course of this disease for patients.
Docs happier when they can do what they want to do (fiercehealthcare.com) If teaching hospitals want to keep their doctors from leaving, they should consider personalizing the mix of clinical, teaching, research and administrative responsibilities for each faculty member, a survey by the University of Virginia School of Medicine found
St. Joseph's Healthcare System names CFO (njbiz.com) St. Joseph's Healthcare System, the multihospital academic health care organization, announced Wednesday that it has appointed David F. Alexander as chief financial officer. Alexander will succeed Jack Robinson, the current CFO, who will retire by the end of 2014.
Behavioral health is major issue in N.J.'s low-income communities, study finds (njbiz.com) More than a third of hospitalization costs in 13 low-income New Jersey communities are associated with behavioral health conditions, including mental health disorders and substance use, accounting for $880 million in annual inpatient costs, according to a new Rutgers study.