Health Care

Bringing the doctor to the house (access required)

Driven by demographics – mainly, graying baby boomers – home-based health care is a growth industry in New Jersey. Consider the hiring statistics: the state’s share of home health care employment is “meaningfully greater” than the national rate, according to a late 2018 report by the Department of Labor & Workforce Development; and more than half of all the job postings for licensed practical nurses in New Jersey were tied to a single employer, according to a 2017 study by the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing.

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An opening for entrepreneurs (access required)

Since 2014, Albert Saad, a lawyer, former investment banker and real-estate developer, has opened four urgent care centers in Central New Jersey as an American Family Care franchisee, with plans to open at least four more in the next four or so years, as the facilities seek to fill a gap in the health care system.

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Healthy fees (access required)

The new type of family medicine offers greater access and more in-depth visits to patients who opt in for a monthly membership fee of $125; their insurance is not be billed and there are no co-pays or deductibles.

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Newark bound (access required)

Dr. Shereef Elnahal will take over as president and chief executive officer of University Hospital in Newark on July 22. He recently met with the NJBIZ editorial staff to discuss the state of health care in New Jersey and his new challenge leading a major inner-city hospital.

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