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Menendez, Booker announce $10M for new and expecting moms, NJ families

"Home visitations by nurses, social workers and other professionals are proven to improve the prenatal health, development, education and economic self-sufficiency of low-income children and families,” said Sen. Bob Menendez, who was a key architect of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program and is a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee.

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Bringing back house calls (access required)

Anyone too young to remember the days when doctors made house calls can now experience something of what life was like in those bygone days – a home visit by a medical professional. But not a doctor. Valley Health is joining with a Denver-based company to provide mobile urgent care.

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Deal or no deal (access required)

The beat goes on as large hospital systems in the Garden State continue to gobble up smaller systems and independent hospitals. These kinds of deals help to drive up medical costs, according to 2018 Congressional testimony by a Carnegie Mellon University economics professor. But some New Jersey experts disagree with that notion.

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The art of the deal (access required)

Robert C. Garrett knows how to make a deal. As president and CEO of the Hackensack University Health Network from November 2009 through July 2016, he expanded it through a series of acquisitions, partnerships and affiliations. Then in July 2016, he engineered a combination with Meridian Health to create Hackensack Meridian Health.

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Looking for Florence Nightingale (access required)

In July, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that adds New Jersey to the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). The law enables registered nurses and licensed practical-vocational nurses who hold multistate credentials to legally work in about 30 member states without the time-consuming process of getting re-licensed. The measure was billed as a solution to the ...

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Bill revising drunk driving penalties becomes law

Legislation that will revise penalties for drunk driving and expand the use of ignition interlock devices (IID), was signed into law on Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. The bill, S-824, was sponsored by Senators Nicholas Scutari (D-22th) and Joseph Lagana (D-38th). An IID is a device that detects alcohol from breath samples it takes from ...

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