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RWJ Hospital Hamilton completes cancer center expansion

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has completed an $8.5 million expansion of its cancer center, which...

Advocare changes EHR platform

Advocare, an independent network of physicians, has adopted eClinicalWorks to manage and share electronic health records between doctors.

Elnahal helps welcome RWJUH Somerset's expanded LGBTQ center

RWJBarnabas University Hospital Somerset in Somerville held a press conference Monday to announce boosted services for the LGBTQ community.

NJHA helps launch initiative to cut down on C-sections

The New Jersey Hospital Association's Institute for Quality and Patient Safety and the New Jersey Department of Health have created a statewide...

Hitachi Chemicals partners with Australian firm on cell therapy technology

Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapeutics Solutions in Allendale has formed a collaboration with Invetech, an Australian health care diagnostics...

premium content Quest to treat cancer patients using Watson tech

Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics is using IBM’s Watson Genomics technology to provide tumor gene sequencing and match it with treatments.

Murphy signs out-of-network health care bill

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a measure into law aimed at curtailing out-of-network health care costs, which advocates say could climb into tens...

State unveils life sciences research portal

New Jersey Economic Development Authority officials and Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis introduced Tuesday Research with NJ, an...

Murphy signs individual health care mandate law

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that would require New Jersey residents to have health coverage or pay a penalty, making it the second state...

Health care unions question RWJBarnabas, Rutgers affiliation

Public sector unions, including Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5094 and SPAE Nurses Local 5089, are seeking details of Rutgers...

NJ ranks second in cancer treatment drugs

New Jersey life sciences companies produced 357 of the roughly 1,120 cancer treatments produced in the U.S. in 2017.

Murphy forms health plan task force

Gov. Phil Murphy has formed the State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force to address rising costs of health benefits in state-run health...

State groups laud health insurance laws

State health care groups applauded a pair of health insurance bills signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Former drug company sales rep admits bribing NJ doctors

A former drug company sales rep is facing up to five years in prison after being convicted of bribing New Jersey doctors to prescribe addictive...

Ambien maker responds to Barr: “Racism not known side effect”

After a controversial tweet that got her sitcom cancelled, Roseanne Barr chalked her actions up to “Ambien tweeting.”

Elderly home care provider sues state agencies, Horizon BCBS

Bergre Acquisitions, which operated Ocean City-based health care services provider HomeCare Specialists, is suing three state agencies, Horizon Blue...

Englewood hospital nurses seek mediation

Some 700 nurses at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center have asked for federal mediation to settle contract negotiations with the hospital.

Grewal: NJ joins court effort to nix contraceptive care exemption

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Wednesday the state has joined a multistate group challenging federal regulations that allow employers...

Elnahal begins medical marijuana expansion tour

New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal made a pitch this week for increasing the state’s medical marijuana program, while...

CarePoint Health names Optum exec as CEO

CarePoint Health, a for-profit health system in North Jersey, has named Dr. Natasha Deckmann as its new CEO, replacing interim CEO Jeff Mandler, the...

Care Station creates at-home elderly care program

Care Station Medical Group, a Linden-based primary care network, has a launched a home care program to provide medical care to elderly patients in Union and Somerset counties.

OneHealth information network gains first member

OneHealth New Jersey, the organization that operates the Health Information Exchange, has welcomed its first member, Lakewood urologist Dr. Kiritkumar Pandya.

premium content Englewood Hospital's MDPartners eyes expansion

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is seeking to help fill a perceived shortfall in primary care in New Jersey.

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Hunterdon Healthcare System CEO to retire June 30

Robert Wise, CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare System, will retire on June 30.

Quest, UnitedHealthcare partner on value-based programs

UnitedHealthcare and Secaucus-based Quest Diagnostics have created a strategic partnership to collaborate on value-based programs, aligned incentives and enhanced lab services.

Monmouth Medical Center to use $4M gift on women's health program

Monmouth Medical Center, a part of the RWJBarnabas Health system, has received a $4 million gift from the family of the late Judith Dawkins to create a women’s health program.

Atlantic Health, Kindred break ground on rehab center

Atlantic Health System and Kindred Healthcare have broken ground on the Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison.

Summit Medical Group gala raises $1.35M

Summit Medical Group Foundation’s annual gala fundraiser, featuring late night talk show host and former Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers, pulled in more than $1.35 million, surpassing the $1 million mark it raised last year.

NJ ranks close to middle in terms of senior care

New Jersey ranked 23rd overall in quality of health for seniors in 2017, down three spots from a year earlier, according to the 2018 America’s Health Rankings report from United Health Foundation.

Princeton-based drug researcher opens Tokyo office

WIRB-Copernicus Group, a Princeton-based medical research group, has opened a Tokyo office to expand its capabilities in conducting global clinical trials.

Hackensack University Med Center's prostate cancer program secures recertification

Hackensack University Medical Center’s prostate cancer program has been recertified by the independent nonprofit Joint Commission.

Legacy opens two addiction treatment centers

Legacy Treatment Services, a nonprofit behavioral health and addiction treatment center in New Jersey and Delaware, has opened two new outpatient facilities in Monmouth Junction and Northfield.

Hackensack University Medical Center unveils community asthma bus

Hackensack Meridian Health has introduced its newest Asthma Information and Relief Express Mobile Care Unit.

Rutgers forms research partnership with California biopharma

Rutgers University and San Diego-based Cidara Therapeutics have received a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health to research and develop solutions to bacterial infections.

Health systems undertake push for coveted reliability designation

Health care systems such as RWJBarnabas Health, Virtua Health and Hackensack Meridian Health are seeking to become High Reliability Organizations, a designation once reserved for airlines and nuclear power plants, and enforced by the federal government’s Joint Commission on Accreditation’s Center for Transforming Healthcare Leaders.

Sanitas Medical opens Belleville office

Sanitas Medical Centers has opened a new medical center in Belleville, its second office in New Jersey since it opened its office in Union City at the end of the last year.

Valley creates cardiac center, appoints director

Valley Health System has created a cardiovascular imaging program and hired Dr. Himanshi Gupta as its director.

Parsippany-based Zoetis to acquire Abaxis for $2B

Zoetis Inc. a pharmaceutical company for animals based in Parsippany, has announced its intent to acquire Abaxis Inc., which makes veterinary instruments, for $2 billion.

Atlantic Health launches nursing incubation center

Morristown Medical Center, a part of Atlantic Health Systems, has launched the Center for Nursing Innovation, an internal incubator in which the hospital’s nearly 1,600 nurses can develop ideas for new medical products.

Hackensack Meridian partners with Lyft, invests in two biotech startups

Hackensack Meridian Health has partnered with Lyft to launch a digital ride-share “command center” to provide on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation for patients who miss medical appointments due to transportation problems.

Advocare forms urgent care partnership with AtlantiCare

Advocare, the largest multispecialty physician network in South Jersey, has signed a deal with AtlantiCare, a member of Gesigner, to operate urgent care centers throughout the state.

RWJBarnabas partners with Uber for patient transport

RWJBarnabas Health has formed a partnership with Uber Health, a ride-sharing platform providing pre-scheduled rides for patients to get to and from health care appointments.

MD Anderson, Cooper open Camden mammography center

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, a partnership between Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson, has opened an outpatient diagnostic mammography center on the first floor of its facility in Camden.

Inspira to open second radiation oncology center

Inspira Health Network has opened a radiation oncology center on its Medical Center Woodbury campus.

Surgery without the stay: Virtua to expand its network

Virtua Health, Southern New Jersey’s largest health care system, is making outpatient surgery a cornerstone of its future.

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