Atlantic Health System Selects DebMed to Enhance Hand Hygiene Compliance (nbc12.com) Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in New Jersey, has selected the award-winning DebMed GMS (Group Monitoring System) to help prevent hospital acquired infections (HAIs) by increasing hand hygiene compliance. Atlantic Health System began implementing the new electronic hand hygiene monitoring technology in early June and throughout all five of the health system’s hospitals – Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton Medical Centers, and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.
Cooper physicians take over key roles at Memorial Hospital of Salem County (nj.com) Cooper University Health Care physicians have taken over duties in The Memorial Hospital of Salem County's Emergency Department. The alliance became effective July 1, according to Memorial Hospital of Salem County Spokesman George Gennaoui. The move follows an earlier agreement with Cooper that uses its "hospitalists" to care for patients in other areas of Memorial Hospital.
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and John Theurer Cancer Center Launch Transformational Collaboration to Advance Cancer Research (einnews.com) Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, and John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., today announced that they have developed a joint cancer research agenda as part of a multi-year plan to form a National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognized cancer consortium.
Meridian Health Named Most Wired for 16th Consecutive Year (meridianhealth.com) Meridian Health was recently named one of the nation’s most wired hospitals according to the 17th Annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Meridian has received this honor more times than any other existing health system in the state of New Jersey.
Several N.J. hospitals, health systems earn Most Wired honors for 2015 (njbiz.com) Hospitals & Health Networks has come out with its 2015 Most Wired list, and a number of New Jersey hospitals and health care systems made the grade. A total of 741 hospitals and health systems completed the survey, covering 2,213 hospitals overall. Hospitals & Health Networks said that put the participation rate at nearly 40 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
Jersey City awarded $200K grant for HealthierJC initiative (nj.com) Jersey City is among 10 entities in the state to receive a grant from the New Jersey Health Initiatives and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support its Partnership for a HealthierJC initiative.
Mega-hospital merger in N.J. completed (nj.com) Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System have finalized their plans to merge, creating the largest hospital chain in the state stretching from Essex County to the Jersey shore, the hospitals announced Tuesday.
CarePoint Health appoints W. Peter Daniels new executive VP/COO (nj.com) W. Peter Daniels has been appointed executive vice president and system chief operating officer for CarePoint Health, which operates three hospitals in Hudson County.
CMS Releases First Round of Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings (cms.gov) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the first time published star ratings on Home Health Compare, CMS’s public information website for Home Health Agencies. Star ratings can help consumers more quickly identify differences in quality and make use of the information when selecting a health care provider.
VA says it will start closing hospitals in weeks if Congress doesn’t help plug its budget hole (Washingtonport.com) Senior lawmakers traveled from Capitol Hill on Thursday to the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters to hear firsthand why the agency is threatening to shut down some hospitals next month if Congress does not address a $2.5 billion shortfall.