Health Care

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.

May 14, 2012

South Jersey Healthcare makes push into medical education

South Jersey Healthcare stuck its toe into the medical education waters by absorbing four podiatry residencies when Kessler Memorial Hospital closed in 2009. Now the system is expanding its residency program quickly to address the increasing need for local physicians.

May 11, 2012

Lawmakers slam Christie, business advocates over health exchange veto

Two Democratic lawmakers came out in defense of the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act today, touting it as a business-friendly measure one day after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the bill because of uncertainty over federal reform efforts.

May 10, 2012

Industry group wary of additional federal spending on primary-care docs

A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would give states more than $11 billion in new funds to boost payments to primary care physicians serving Medicaid patients, but a New Jersey health care expert said it's not clear if the money will end up in the hands of the state's doctors.

May 10, 2012

Business community split on Christie’s veto of health exchanges

The state's largest employer supported Gov. Chris Christie's veto of the New Jersey Health Benefit Exchange Act, as the New Jersey Business & Industry Association said the bill would be costly and limit options for small businesses.