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The NJBIZ Power 100: The most powerful people in New Jersey business (NJ Biz.com) The Power 100, NJBIZ’s annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business, has always had two “sure things” about it: 1. It’s a must-read, who’s who of the state’s influential and important; and 2. It’s led by Gov. Chris Christie.
2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical (paramuspost.com) HackensackUMC is the Only Hospital in NJ, NY and New England to Achieve the 2015 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ -13 Consecutive Years. HackensackUMC announced that it has received the 2015Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 13th year in a row, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. No other hospital in New Jersey, New York or New England has achieved this feat.
Updated: Cigna buying QualCare; Catino, who will remain CEO, explains deal (njbiz.com) The health insurer Cigna will purchase the Piscataway-based health-plan provider QualCare Alliance Networks in a deal the two partners said means growth for QualCare and more jobs for New Jersey. QualCare founder Annette Catino, who will remain chief executive, said, “This is a big deal for New Jersey and for QualCare.”
CMS and Indiana Agree on Medicaid Expansion (cms.gov) CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell issued the following statement today after Indiana became the 28th state – plus the District of Columbia – to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.