Author Archives: Anthony Vecchione

Hospital capacity pushed to the max

Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli hold a coronavirus briefing at the New Jersey Regional Operations & Intelligence Center in Ewing on March 13, 2020.

Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said that state Department of Health has asked all hospitals to increase critical care bed capacity by 100 percent in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients over the next few weeks.

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Diabetes Foundation to begin shipping free emergency kits next week

“We appreciate that Gov. Murphy brought the needs of the diabetes population to light. The overwhelming response to these kits demonstrates that, despite this unprecedented health emergency, the needs of the community are abundant and urgent and we must provide critical advocacy, emergency medication, transportation and other support to people living with diabetes across New Jersey,” said Ginine Cilenti, executive director of the Diabetes Foundation.

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Saint Joseph’s Senior Home faces possible closure

Gov. Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Trenton on March 18, 2020.

Saint Joseph’s Senior Home in Woodbridge could become a causality of COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the state is working with leaders of the facility to assist them in moving residents to new quarters. “This may result unfortunately and ultimately in the closure of that facility, a facility that has cared for the most vulnerable population in Woodbridge ...

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