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Updated: Health care community reacts to Navigant report on Newark-area hospitals (njbiz.com) (Editor's Note: This report was updated at 9 a.m. Wednesday with comments from Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka.) Health care stakeholders raised concerns Tuesday about the potential impact on health care workers and the community of a consultant's recommendations that three of the five hospitals in the greater Newark area cease operating as full-service acute care hospitals and instead be transformed into modern ambulatory care facilities.
2014 Comprehensive Data report on Residents: A report about New Jersey's newest physicians: Why the leave, why they stay and their plans for practice (njcth.org) The Council published a data book of trends that provide numerous visual graphics and brief narratives on three years of key areas of interest. The report continues to highlight graduating physician practice plans, retention/out-migration, primary care, debt, etc. In addition, the report highlights key issues by specialty, versus grouping in aggregate, which is much more useful.
The full report is available at www.njcth.org
Former Raritan Bay exec joins St. Francis Medical Center in key role (njbiz.com) St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton has named a new chief administrative officer, it announced Tuesday. Vincent M. Costantino will be responsible for the hospital’s strategy and management, it said in a news release. He joins St. Francis with 15 years of experience in health care, most recently with Aria Health in Philadelphia. There, he was executive hospital director, overseeing business development and operations for two of the system’s campuses.
New AAMC estimate: US will need up to 90,000 physicians by 2025 (becklrshospitalreview.com) In the next 10 years, the nation will need between 46,100 and 90,400 physicians, according to an AAMC study released. The new estimate is lower than a previous 2010 estimate, which projected a shortage of 130,600 physicians by 2025.