Heartbeats: Moshel joins Overlook’s team (dailyrecord.com) Dr. Yaron Moshel has recently joined the Overlook Medical Center in Summit’s neurosurgical team and the Brain Tumor Center of New Jersey. Moshel is one of a select few surgeons who specialize in removing deep-seated brain tumors using technology that includes computer-guided navigation, awake intraoperative brain mapping, endoscopy, and microsurgery.
Cooper Among South Jersey Hospitals to Launch Collaborative to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services (cooperhealth.org) Cooper University Health Care is among the five major health systems in southern New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers that has launched the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative (SJBHIC) to evaluate the current behavioral health landscape and provide innovative recommendations on how to improve the system.
HackensackUMC Volunteers Honored During 2015 Annual Recognition Ceremony (hackensackUMC.org) HackensackUMC paid tribute to its 1,960 volunteers who performed an impressive 270,000 hours of service in 2014. The value of this service represents $6.9 million in donated labor for HackensackUMC. During the ceremony luncheon, the entire team was recognized, as well as those celebrating milestone years for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 year anniversaries.
Meridian Health Named in NJ’s Best Places to Work (njbiz.com) New Jersey has many terrific places to work, but only the very finest can be named The Best Places to Work in New Jersey. And on Thursday night, before a capacity crowd of more than 800 people at the Hilton East Brunswick, NJBIZ revealed the 2015 ranking!
Kenneth M. Morris, Jr., Named Vice President of External Affairs (stjosephshealth.org) St. Joseph’s Healthcare System has announced the appointment of Kenneth M. Morris, Jr., MHA, MA, as Vice President for External Affairs at the multi-hospital academic healthcare organization based in Paterson, New Jersey.
New Jersey ranks fifth nationwide in hospital safety, Leapfrog says (njbiz.com) New Jersey ranks fifth in the nation on the spring 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score, which assigns grades from A to F to more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide on how well they protect patients from preventable harm such as accidents, injuries and infections.
Barnabas CEO Ostrowsky: Health care can be an economic driver for Newark (njbiz.com) Barnabas Health CEO Barry Ostrowsky feels the growing trend toward population health management — one that emphasizes wellness and prevention — will be a transformative moment in health care. But in speaking with business leaders at an event on health care sponsored by the Newark Regional Business Partnership, Ostrowsky said the impact will go deeper than just the health of consumers.
Medicare Itemizes Its $103 Billion Drug Bill (kaiserhealthnews.org) The federal government popped the cap off drug spending on Thursday, detailing doctor-by-doctor and drug-by-drug how Medicare and its beneficiaries spent $103 billion on pharmaceuticals in 2013.
AAMC Comments GME Expansion Legislation (aamc.org) The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 will provide a modest increase in Medicare support for graduate medical education by creating an additional 15,000 residency slots over five years. Medical schools have done their part to address the shortage by increasing enrollment by 30 percent, and every one of those new doctors will need to complete a residency before they can begin caring for patients in their communities. Bill summary not available.
Medical School Enrollment to Approach 30 Percent Increase by 2019 (aamc.org) U.S. medical schools are on target to reach a nearly 30 percent increase in enrollment by 2019, according to results of the annual Medical School Enrollment Survey conducted by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).