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Quest Diagnostics declares dividend

Madison-based Quest Diagnostics, a leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced Friday that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend. Read More »»

Prime completes purchase of St. Mary's Hospital, preserving 1,000 jobs

Prime Healthcare said Friday it has completed its acquisition of St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, the first of three New Jersey hospitals the for-profit California-based hospital company is looking to acquire. Read More »»

Health plan to launch initiative for small employers to encourage wellness, disease management programs

A health plan that covers hundreds of New Jersey small employers is planning to launch an initiative to encourage those employers to engage their workers in wellness and disease management programs, specifically ones that are successfully improving health and reducing unnecessary health care spending. Read More »»

GE Healthcare moving Life Sciences unit to Massachusetts; hundreds of jobs could be affected

GE Healthcare's Life Sciences division is in the process of moving its U.S. headquarters from Piscataway to Massachusetts, a spokesman for the company said Wednesday. He added that it is not clear at this time how many of the approximately 400 employees in New Jersey will be affected, but GE Healthcare issued a WARN notice for 218 positions. Read More »»

Exec hopes to blend technology, health care through NJIT's new institute

Tomas Gregorio brings years of experience getting technology to improve health care to his new post at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's New Jersey Innovation Institute, launched earlier this year to help spur innovation and economic growth throughout the state. Read More »»

WCRE expands Virtua lease by 10,000 sq. ft. in Mt. Laurel

Wolf Commercial Real Estate announced Tuesday that it has represented LSOP NJ LLC, a related entity of Somerset Properties, in expanding Virtua Health Inc.'s current lease by 10,000 square feet at the Horizon Corporate Center in Mount Laurel. Read More »»

Jersey City Medical Center suffers data breach; 2011 Medicaid patient info lost in transit

Jersey City Medical Center said a computer disk containing 2011 Medicaid patient information was lost in June when a package sent via United Parcel Service failed to arrive. Read More »»

State board approves for-profit Prime's purchase of Saint Clare's Health System

The acquisition of Saint Clare's Health System by California-based Prime Healthcare Services has cleared a major hurdle with the unanimous approval Thursday of the New Jersey State Health Planning Board. Read More »»

Nurses, health care workers ratify new contracts at Christ Hospital and Bayonne Medical Center

Nurses and other health care workers at Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Bayonne Medical Center on Wednesday ratified new union contracts that include a 1.5 percent pay raise, increased employer matching contributions for workers' retirement plans and increased staffing levels at both hospitals. Read More »»

'Obamacare' survey finds feelings about ACA are at a high — for better or for worse

The latest monthly survey of U.S. attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act found both negative and positive sentiments have hit a high point, and the majority doesn't expect smooth sailing when the second year of enrollment in Obamacare health plans begins Nov. 15 on HealthCare.gov. Read More »»

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide hires new two new execs for N.J. office

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide announced Wednesday that it made two new hires for its Parsippany-based headquarters. Read More »»

University Hospital joins UnitedHealthcare network

UnitedHealthcare said Wednesday that its New Jersey hospital network now includes University Hospital in Newark, a teaching hospital of the Rutgers University medical school. Read More »»

‘Stop Diabetes’ program brings preventative health care to the workplace

Employers are helping their workers prevent and treat diabetes by tapping the free resources of the American Diabetes Association’s “Stop Diabetes @ Work” initiative. The program enables employers to make the workplace an important front in the fight against the diabetes epidemic. Read More »»

CareOne raises $1.3M in honor of employee fighting cancer

A fundraising campaign by health care company CareOne has raised $1.3 million in support of long-time employee and cancer patient Dan Grimes, CEO Daniel E. Straus announced. Read More »»

Cooper hospital opens two new floors for specialized patient care, adding 50 jobs

Cooper University Hospital in Camden on Wednesday announced the opening of two new floors in the Roberts Pavilion, each with 30 private patient rooms. Read More »»

HFF brokers sale of a medical complex

HFF announced Tuesday that it has closed on the $6.5 million sale of an East Brunswick medical office facility. Read More »»

Considine wasn't forced out, is leaving Meadowlands Hospital for another job

Thomas Considine was not forced out of his job as chief executive of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center after three months on the job, but is instead leaving voluntarily to transition into a new role, NJBIZ has learned. Read More »»

Hospital CEO appears to be on his way out in surprise move

As unconfirmed reports of the departure of Thomas Considine as chief executive of the for-profit Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center spread through the state's health care community Friday, the state Health Department confirmed that it is “aware of a potential change in leadership of the hospital.” Read More »»

Aetna, medical group reach Medicare health partnership

The health insurer Aetna and the Summit Medical Group, one of the state's largest physician practices, announced a collaboration aimed at improving the health of Aetna's Medicare members in the northern New Jersey region served by Summit doctors. Read More »»

Rutgers signs two biggest sponsorship deals in history

Rutgers' move into the Big Ten is paying off financially before the school's first game in the conference. Read More »»

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