Ebola: Legal implications for hospitals, healthcare workers (fiercehelathcare.com) Every hour of the day, it seems we learn new details about Ebola; how it's treated, how it spreads, what protective gear healthcare workers should wear and what precautions they should take when caring for patients with the deadly virus.
Coordinated Health to Expand Patient Services in Western New Jersey With Monday Opening in Phillipsburg (app.com) Leading specialized hospital network Coordinated Health today announced that its patient services in western New Jersey will expand starting on Monday, with the opening of a new Coordinated Health campus at Strykers Crossing Shopping Center at 201 Strykers Road in Phillipsburg.
Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey (einnews.com) Activists took to the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse on Sunday to push for the legalization of marijuana. Several speakers called for reforms to drug sentencing laws, which activists claim unfairly target minorities. They also called on Gov. Chris Christie to stop “interfering” with the state’s medical marijuana program and instead do what he can to help patients.
The List: Top 10 Hospitals in New Jersey Paying High Price for High Readmission Rates (njspotlight.com) ACA cuts in Medicare reimbursements aim to reduce number of patients who return for treatment after being discharged. New Jersey has the nation’s highest percentage of hospitals having their Medicare reimbursements reduced because they failed to meet Affordable Care Act targets for reducing the number of patients readmitted after treatment.