Health Care

Mar 5, 2012

Hackensack extends reach into N.Y. with North Shore partnership

The regional footprint of Hackensack University Medical Center continues to grow, as the system announced Monday an affiliation with North Shore-LIJ Health System, the second-largest nonprofit secular hospital system in the nation.

Mar 5, 2012

Urgent care centers open to fill gaps

Two New Jersey health systems have recently opened satellite locations to address gaps in care in their communities.

Mar 1, 2012

Considine brings regulator experience to MagnaCare on first day

Thomas Considine, former state Department of Banking and Insurance commissioner, reported for his first official day in his new position as chief operating officer of health plan services provider MagnaCare today, and said he'll be contributing to various areas in his new role.

Feb 28, 2012

Local businesses cheer Pascack hospital’s reopening

When the decision came down Monday night from the Health Department to reopen the former Pascack Valley Hospital, business owners in the borough of Westwood breathed a heavy sigh of relief.

Feb 28, 2012

Newly renovated assisted-living home gives operator access to Philly, South Jersey

By the end of February, the first 35 residents of the newest Spring Hills Senior Communities will have moved into what was once an eyesore off I-295 in Cherry Hill.

Feb 27, 2012

Next step for Health Department reorganization

Gov. Chris Christie’s reorganization of the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Human Services, announced in last week’s budget address, will move forward unless the Legislature goes through an official rejection process.

Feb 27, 2012

UMDNJ community health center helps keep poor out of ER

When University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Nursing assistant professor Cindy Sickora began taking the blood pressures of residents at three public housing developments in Newark five years ago, she couldn't believe how depressed the communities were, and she was impatient for change.

Feb 27, 2012

Horizon Foundation launches second phase of clinic funding

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the philanthropic arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, recently announced the launch of a second round of funding to help the state's volunteer and nonprofit clinics serving populations with limited health care access.

Feb 23, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson, Somerset hospitals agree to partner

Somerset Medical Center, in Somerville, and New Brunswick’s Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will form a partnership, the boards of directors at both hospitals announced Thursday evening.

Feb 22, 2012

N.J. nonprofit gets 100M loan to prepare insurance plans for state-run exchange

A new private, nonprofit, consumer-directed health insurance group in New Jersey, sponsored by the Freelancers Union, has been awarded a loan of more than $100 million under the Affordable Care Act to set up and maintain affordable health plans for individuals and small businesses.

Feb 21, 2012

JJ announces retirement of CEO

Johnson & Johnson CEO William C. Weldon will step down in April, the company announced Tuesday afternoon.

Feb 21, 2012

FDA moves to stem drug shortages

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday took action to address shortages of two cancer drugs.