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Meadowlands Hospital names new CEO; denies report Considine will go to TruPlan (njbiz.com) Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has named a new chief executive officer to replace Thomas Considine, it announced. Felicia Karsos, formerly chief nursing officer at the for-profit hospital, takes over as CEO effective immediately, according to a hospital news release.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey partnership with Advocare cuts costs 13% (einnews.com) A provider contract — with incentives for lowering cost while providing quality care — signed three years ago by the South Jersey-based physician group Advocare and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is yielding tangible results.
Sweeney visits Hackensack University Medical Center cancer center to tout medical care (northjersey.com) Senate President Stephen Sweeney toured the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center Tuesday to highlight what he said was the state’s high quality medical facilities.
Meridian Health Supports New Law Requiring CPR and Defibrillator Use Training for All High School Students (jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com) Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has signed into law legislation that requires public and charter schools that include grades 9 through 12 to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of the existing health education curriculum.
Cooper University Hospital Opens Two New Patient Floors in the Pavilion (cooperhealth.org.) Cooper, celebrated the opening of two new floors in the Roberts Pavilion, each with 30 private patient rooms. The two floors are designed to serve specific patient populations with Pavilion 8 serving a growing advanced-care surgery patient population and Pavilion 9 serving the Cooper Heart Institute for hospitalized heart patients.
State Leader Visits SJRMC’s Women, Infants, and Children Program (stjosephshealth.org) The St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program in Paterson, New Jersey, was pleased to welcome New Jersey Deputy Health Commissioner Arturo Brito, MD, MPH, to its facilities recently.
Part D Gains May Be Eroding (nytimes.com) In 2003, when President George W. Bush signed the major Medicare expansion that would establish prescription drug coverage, he called it “a promise, a solemn promise, to America’s seniors.”