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Oct 11, 2021

Level Up MD Urgent Care opens first location in Bloomfield

The company plans to establish centers throughout underserved communities as a means to provide more cost-effective treatment to the most vulnerable patients.

Dr. Tia Welsh, chair of women’s health for Valley Medical Group and director of obstetrics and gynecology for The Valley Hospital.
Oct 11, 2021

Valley names new head of women’s services

Dr. Tia Welsh oversees the delivery of clinical services, including program development and strategic planning throughout the organization.

University Hospital CEO Dr. Shereef Elnahal speaks with NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige on Oct. 7, 2021.
Oct 11, 2021

NJBIZ Conversations: Dr. Shereef Elnahal

The CEO of University Hospital discusses his efforts to change the culture at the Newark institution, maintain its role in the community and, of course, whether New Jerseyans can celebrate the holidays safely this year.

Pill bottle with medication.
Oct 11, 2021

Merck asks feds for emergency approval of COVID antiviral pill (updated)

Molnupiravir, an investigational oral medicine, has had positive results in its clinical trial. If authorized, it could be the first treatment of its kind for COVID-19.

Family gathering with festive meal.
Oct 11, 2021

Still not the season to be jolly

With the holidays approaching, and the CDC's flub on issuing guidance for a socially distanced holiday season, that was since recalled, one thing is clear: COVID-19 will continue to be on people’s minds through the end of the year, and it has businesses and public health experts wary.

A physician prescribes medical cannabis. - DEPOSIT PHOTOS
Oct 8, 2021

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners get OK to recommend medical cannabis

The state's program currently has more than 119,000 patients supported by 1,306 doctors and 4,619 caregivers.

From left, Virtua President and CEO Dennis Pullin, Virtua EVP and Chief Strategy Officer Stephanie Fendrick, Administrative and Clinical Director of the Center Karen McEvoy Shields, First Lady Tammy Murphy, of NJ, and Virtua VP of Clinical Operations for Women's Health Services Dr. Nicole Lamborne prepare to plant a ceremonial tree outside of the Midwifery Birth & Wellness Center in Voorhees to celebrate its opening on Oct. 7, 2021.
Oct 7, 2021

Virtua Health opens freestanding midwifery center in South Jersey

The debut of the region's only standalone birth center fell during National Midwifery Week, which occurs between Oct. 3 and Oct. 9, according to the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

CVS Health's drive-thru COVID-19 testing.
Oct 7, 2021

NJ COVID patients drop below 1,000 for 1st time since August

As of  Oct. 6, there were 986 hospitalizations—the last time the number was under 1,000 was on Aug. 23, when the state’s 71 acute-care hospitals logged 982 patients, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

BD to Invest $1.2 Billion in Pre-Fillable Syringe Manufacturing Capacity Over Next Four Years
Oct 7, 2021

BD increases manufacturing capacity to support US vaccination preparedness

New syringe and needle lines at one of the company's Nebraska plants, completed as part of a public-private partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services' Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, will provide the federal government with priority access to hundreds of millions of pieces of equipment.

Kash Patel, executive vice president and chief information and digital engagement officer, Hackensack Meridian Health.
Oct 7, 2021

Hackensack Meridian welcomes health care tech guru as CIO

With more than 25 years of experience in technology leadership working within the industry and with startups and multinational corporations, Kash Patel joins the system from Penn Medicine in Philadelphia.

At a press conference at the Spice Culture Restaurant in South Plainfield on July 15, 2019, Gov. Phil Murphy announced he will travel to India in September.
Oct 6, 2021

India, NJ nonprofits announce biotech research agreements

A pair of accords stemming from Gov. Phil Murphy’s trade mission to the country in 2019 has spurred several collaborations among the life sciences industry, most recently between ABLE and BioNJ and the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship, respectively.

Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer interface as medical concept
Oct 6, 2021

Vital Decisions sold to health IT company Evolent

The Edison-based care-planning service is now part of Evolent, where it will report to that company's specialty management offering, New Century Health, and be consolidated into its Clinical Solutions segment, headquartered in Arlington, Va.