South Jersey partnership kicks off yearlong behavioral health initiative (njbiz.com) A yearlong initiative to address the rising need for behavioral health services began Wednesday with the launch of the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative, a partnership among five southern New Jersey health systems, the New Jersey Hospital Association and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
Saint Michael's Medical Center Releases Response to Navigant Study (prnewswire.com) Saint Michael's Medical Center released its response to a report by Navigant Consulting recommending the consolidation and closing of healthcare facilities in Newark. Saint Michael's concludes that the Navigant recommendations would create a monopoly in inpatient hospital services in the Newark area, potentially causing price increases amounting to as much as $180 million annually.
‘Medical Home’ Approach Coordinates Services, Care for Autistic Kids (njspotlight.com) Behavioral and other medical specialists encouraged to work closely with each other and with children’s pediatricians. Among the many challenges faced by families of children with autism is how to coordinate behavioral treatment with other medical services.
Service Members Are Left in Dark on Health Errors (nytimes.com) Lt. Col. Chad Gallagher was T. J. Moore’s squadron leader when the 19-year-old recruit arrived for basic training last spring at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He was watching at the quarter-mile track nine days later when Mr. Moore, on an easy mile-and-a-half test run, collapsed at the finish line and was rushed to a hospital.
What hospitals can do to tackle the deadly threat of sepsis (fiercehealthcare.com) To tackle the ongoing threat of sepsis--which contributes to as many as 50 percent of all U.S. hospital deaths--the medical community must change the way it responds to this life-threatening condition, according to a commission published in The Lancet.