Health Care

Jun 18, 2012

Joint venture wins approval to take over Mountainside Hospital

The second of two ownership takeovers by LHP Hospital Group and Hackensack University Health Network was confirmed Friday, as Department of Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O'Dowd approved the joint venture's certificate of need to transfer ownership of Mountainside Hospital.

Jun 15, 2012

Report Health care sector to spend 69B on telecom

With increasing demand for advanced patient-monitoring procedures and electronic health records placing a strain on the nation's existing health care networks, hospitals, physicians, clinics and insurance providers will spend more than $69 billion nationwide on new telecommunications services over the next six years, according to a...

Jun 15, 2012

Rutgers coalition snags 14.3M to implement managed care across U.S.

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner's work with the Camden coalition to reduce "frequent flyer" emergency department users and provide more coordinated care for the city's poor has been recognized by publications all over the nation. Now, the federal...

Jun 14, 2012

JJ completes 19.7B acquisition of Synthes

Johnson & Johnson, in New Brunswick, today completed its acquisition of Swiss medical device manufacturer Synthes Inc. for $19.7 billion in cash and stock.

Jun 8, 2012

Carrier Clinic head plans retirement

After 15 years at the helm of the Carrier Clinic behavioral health care system, C. Richard Sarle is retiring as president and CEO.

Jun 6, 2012

Report card gives top marks to N.J. hospitals

More than three-quarters of the state's 73 hospitals issued patient safety grades today received a B or higher, with only two hospitals falling below C, according to a nonprofit health care safety advocate.

Jun 5, 2012

Vitale Support for university reorganization a matter of what’s best for health care, N.J.

Saying it took agreeing in principle up front, and hashing out the details later, state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale (D-Woodbridge) joined other prominent Senate Democrats late Monday in

Jun 4, 2012

Pfizer exec leaving to take WebMD helm

A top executive with New York-based Pfizer Inc. has left the pharmaceuticals giant to lead an online juggernaut.

Jun 4, 2012

CEO End of discussions with Barnabas will not disrupt Atlantic Health

The announcement that partnership talks had fallen apart between Barnabas Health and Atlantic Health System after two years of discussion is not a total loss, according to Atlantic Health President and CEO Joseph Trunfio.

Jun 1, 2012

Barnabas, Atlantic end alignment discussions

Two of the largest health care providers in the state announced this afternoon they had ended the nearly two-year discussion to form a relationship.

May 29, 2012

Lourdes to open Cherry Hill ambulatory center in former Pathmark

Lourdes Health System announced this week that a high-profile former retail spot will become the newest addition to the system's facilities.

May 28, 2012

In life sciences, challenges in growing culture

Speaking to a roomful of life sciences human resources executives, Peter K. Kim, senior counsel for Pfizer Inc., said his firm recently surveyed employees in an attempt to assess the pharmaceutical giant’s corporate culture. The results, he said, weren’t pleasing.