Overlook Medical Center Wins National Awards for Environmental Excellence by Practice Greenhealth (atlantichealth.com) Overlook Medical Center was awarded the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award in addition to the “Making Medicine Mercury-Free” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.
May Is Stroke Awareness Month (cooperhealth.org) Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the #1 leading cause of adult disability. (Kochanek KD, 2014) (Mozzafarian D, 2015). Stroke occurs when blood flow is blocked to the brain either by a clot or ruptured vessel, which causes blood, nutrients and oxygen supply to the brain tissue to be interrupted, and results in cellular death. On average, one American dies of a stroke every four minutes (Mozzafarian D, 2015) and every 40 seconds someone has a stroke (American Heart Association, 2015).
HackensackUMC Mountainside to Anchor Second Annual Joint Drive to Help Local Refugees (tapinto.net) HackensackUMC Mountainside is partnering with the International Rescue Committee in New Jersey (IRC), Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Kathleen’s Closet Thrift Store, the Montclair Art Museum, Partners for Health, the Montclair Public Library, the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and local philanthropist and IRC trustee Josh Weston on Saturday, May 30 to conduct a collection drive.
Bayshore Community Hospital Earns Second ACR Accreditation (meridianhealth.com) Bayshore Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). An MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to create cross sectional pictures of the body to highlight disease or injury to parts of the body.
Linking EHRs with medication cabinets for improved safety (healthcareitnews.com) Increasingly hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between electronic health records and automated dispensing cabinets, or ADCs. In addition to eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, linking them helps to reduce medication errors at the point-of-care.
St. Joseph's Healthcare System Wins National Advertising Awards (paramuspost.com) St. Joseph’s Healthcare System’s Marketing and Public Relations Department received both a silver and bronze award in the 2015 Aster Awards competition for marketing materials created in-house. This elite program, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for the calendar year 2014.
Rules on health care out-of-pocket maximums could cost employers (businessinsurance.com) New federal health care reform law regulatory guidance ends lingering uncertainty on how much in out-of-pocket costs employers with high-deductible plans can require employees to pick up.
Nurses afraid to speak out about dangerous staff shortages (fiercehelathcare.com) While it's become clear that patient safety suffers if nurses are spread too thin, individuals who speak up about staff shortages often face harsh reprisals from their employers, according to a New York Times opinion piece.
New Federal Medicaid Rules Present Opportunity to Advance Reforms in NJ (njspotlight.com) Regulation moves Medicaid closer to insurance coverage available through federal marketplace. Efforts by advocates to increase access to healthcare may have received a major boost from the federal government this week in the form of the largest overhaul of rules relating to insurers and Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 13 years.
Former Paterson health director named to top Mount Olive post (newjerseyhills.com) The former chief health official for the city of Paterson has been hired to direct the township’s health department, replacing Frank Wilpert who retired after 18 years as health officer.
H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say (nytimes.com) People with H.I.V. should be put on antiretroviral drugs as soon as they learn they are infected, federal health officials said Wednesday as they announced that they were halting the largest ever clinical trial of early treatment because its benefits were already so clear.