Health Care

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.

May 24, 2012

Cooper Medical School calls its first class a competitive one

Being a competitive medical school is a challenge for even the most established institutions, but Cooper Medial School of Rowan University says its charter class represents a broad mix of successful students.

May 22, 2012

Newark insurer launches new critical illness plan

While many health insurance carriers are providing incentives for wellness and encouraging proactive care, a growing trend in health insurance is preparing for the worst.

May 18, 2012

Regional trauma services help expand Hackensack UMC’s network

While no one knows what the landscape of health care will look like in three years, Hackensack University Medical Center President and CEO Bob Garrett does know "emergency and trauma services will always be required, no matter what reform."

May 17, 2012

Allergan signs lease for Central Jersey RD facility

After announcing plans to move to New Jersey in November, multispecialty health care company Allergan Inc. has signed a lease to open a 93,000-square-foot research and development facility in Bridgewater — creating several hundred jobs and injecting about $12 million in private investment into the state's economy...

May 16, 2012

Children’s Specialized docs find new ways to screen underserved kids for autism

The American Academy of Pediatricians has long held that physicians should screen every child for developmental delays, but researchers from Children's Specialized Hospital realized no one had studied if the people who see children in underserved communities every day — preschool teachers — were able to also effectively...

May 14, 2012

HR managers in life sciences discuss seismic changes to industry

At a life sciences human resources conference this morning in East Brunswick, the speakers of one breakout session asked audience members to introduce themselves and explain their interest in the session.