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Rutgers School of Public Health names new dean

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 21, 2015 10:20 AM


Morristown targets medical center's tax exemption in case with far-reaching ramifications

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 21, 2015 10:10 AM



Inspira, Thomas Jefferson team up to boost specialty health care in S. Jersey

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 20, 2015 01:43 PM


Health Care News


By Brett Johnson
January 16, 2015 12:07 PM

“Didn't that go the way of bloodletting and leeches?” That's how Steven Landers, CEO and president of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc. described the reaction to his wanting to help bring doctors back into the home. CONTINUE READING

Roche praised for being true to Jersey

By Tom Bergeron
January 16, 2015 11:40 AM

Hoffmann-La Roche was lauded last Thursday throughout the introduction of the Hackensack University Health System-Seton Hall school of medicine and research facility that will be created on the campus it is vacating in North Jersey. CONTINUE READING


'A game changer': The Hackensack-Seton Hall School of Medicine and Research Facility

By Andrew George
Tom Bergeron
January 16, 2015 11:30 AM

On a stage with Seton Hall President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban, Roche Vice President Tom Lyon, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Hackensack University Health Network CEO Robert C. Garrett tried to sum up the significance of the announcement. CONTINUE READING

Inside the Hackensack-Seton Hall deal: How a vision years in making came to fruition

By Tom Bergeron
January 16, 2015 11:38 AM

The first inkling of what would become one of the biggest and most surprising development deals in recent New Jersey history started innocently enough. And seemingly without much chance for success. At a social gathering. CONTINUE READING

Horizon BCBSNJ honored for use of technology in long-term care program

By Eric Strauss
January 16, 2015 01:02 PM

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey won a 2015 Digital Edge 25 award, it announced Friday, honored for its use of technology to give achieve competitive success. CONTINUE READING

Cooper doctors taking part in emphysema treatment trial

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 16, 2015 10:15 AM

Physicians at Cooper University Health Care in Camden are taking part in a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a less-invasive treatment for patients with severe emphysema. Cooper announced it is one of about 24 sites participating in U.S. clinical trials of the new emphysema treatment, called “EMPROVE.” CONTINUE READING

Future Hackensack University Health Network-Seton Hall medical school heralded as 'game-changer'

By Andrew George
January 15, 2015 02:43 PM

On Thursday, Hackensack University Health Network and Seton Hall University formally announced their plans to start the state's first four-year, private medical school on the campus of the former Roche headquarters in Nutley and Clifton. CONTINUE READING

Updated: Health care industry reacts to news of new medical school

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 15, 2015 02:21 PM

Health care experts statewide welcomed the news that New Jersey is on track to get a new medical schools. Here's what they had to say... CONTINUE READING

Rowan dean wishes new North Jersey medical school good luck

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 15, 2015 02:18 PM

Dr. Paul Katz is the dean of New Jersey's newest medical school, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, which will graduate its first class of 48 doctors in 2016. CONTINUE READING

Companies are still struggling to fully comply with the ACA, ADP report shows

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 15, 2015 10:39 AM

Roseland-based ADP, a leading global provider of human resources and payroll services to employers, on Thursday released research that showed more than half of large employers — those with 1,000 or more workers — are not prepared to comply with all ACA regulatory requirements. CONTINUE READING

Whippany company acquires remaining stake in marijuana testing lab

By Eric Strauss
January 21, 2015 10:09 AM

Whippany-based health and wellness company Pazoo Inc. said Wednesday that it has acquired the 45 percent of marijuana testing lab Harris Lee LLC that it did not already own. CONTINUE READING

Hackensack University Health Network, Seton Hall to create medical school on former Roche campus

By Tom Bergeron
January 14, 2015 05:49 PM

Hackensack University Health Network and Seton Hall University will announce Thursday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to start a private four-year school of medicine to be located on the campus of the former Roche headquarters in North Jersey. CONTINUE READING

7M Americans have utilized Obamacare, but many uninsured have issues with ACA, survey finds

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 14, 2015 12:25 PM

More than 7 million Americans have purchased health coverage through the online insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, but the 17 percent of Americans who remain uninsured cite affordability, disagreement with the ACA, lack of knowledge that the ACA requires them to get covered and uncertainty about how to apply, among their top reasons for not carrying health insurance. CONTINUE READING

In fight against cancer, ‘dramatic changes’ in both the business and the science

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 14, 2015 10:40 AM

Dr. Andrew Pecora is president of Regional Cancer Care Associates, the state’s largest oncology practice, with more than 100 physicians caring for cancer patients statewide. He said RCCA’s innovative model aims to deliver the benefits of this new era of cancer medical breakthroughs, while at the same time providing cost-effective cancer care. CONTINUE READING

As Medicaid coverage increases in N.J., concern about fraud grows, too

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 14, 2015 09:49 AM

A Medicaid fraud guilty plea announced this week by the state attorney general's office highlights an emerging issue: As Medicaid coverage in New Jersey is expanded under the Affordable Care Act, vigilance is needed to avoid an increase in fraud. CONTINUE READING

Florida hospitals expand use of Berkeley Heights company’s telehealth solutions

By Eric Strauss
January 14, 2015 09:42 AM

A Berkeley Heights-based health care software solutions company said Tuesday that three Florida hospitals have chosen its telehealth solution to provide clinical services remotely to patients. CONTINUE READING

AtlantiCare expands network of outpatient surgery centers

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 13, 2015 01:53 PM

With the opening last week of its third outpatient surgery center, AtlantiCare now offers same-day surgery in Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties and can provide this lower-cost option closer to where patients live. CONTINUE READING

Mental Health Association starts help line for heroin, painkiller addiction

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 13, 2015 11:18 AM

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey has launched NJ Connect for Recovery, a free, confidential help line for individuals and families coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. CONTINUE READING

Hasbrouck Heights pediatric home care provider acquired by Texas firm

By Emily Bader
January 13, 2015 10:36 AM

Epic Health Services Inc. announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the parent company and pediatric division of Loving Care Agency Inc., a Hasbrouck Heights-based pediatric home care provider. CONTINUE READING

Englewood's new emergency medicine chief takes on Jersey flu season

By Beth Fitzgerald
January 12, 2015 01:24 PM

Dr. Hillary Cohen, the new chief of emergency medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, brings a global perspective to her new role leading emergency care at the Bergen County hospital. CONTINUE READING

Poll Question of the Week:

If you could move out of New Jersey, would you?

State of the Union brings women's issues to the fore

By Meg Fry
January 23, 2015 01:55 PM

President Obama's State of the Union address did something smart, but not... CONTINUE READING

What business leaders can learn from Dr. King

By January 16, 2015 09:42 AM

As we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Day this year, we find a landscape... CONTINUE READING

How to ditch the 9 to 5

By Meg Fry
January 27, 2015 02:25 PM

I don’t have any friends in their 20’s or 30’s who... CONTINUE READING

5 steps for the most effective Super Bowl advertising

By Andrew Sheldon
January 27, 2015 02:15 PM

Looking to engage your brand with this Sunday's big game and its record... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

Best 50 Women in Business
Monday, March 23, 2015
Best Places to Work in New Jersey
Thursday, April 30, 2015
NJBIZ Business Event
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Healthcare Heroes
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Forty Under 40 Awards
Monday, September 28, 2015
NJBIZ Business Event
Friday, October 9, 2015

Special Editions

New Jersey 350th Anniversary

By January 15, 2015 02:11 PM

For such a small state, New Jersey really does have something for everyone. From city sidewalks and urban hubs to rolling green hills and country trails, mountains, forests, farmland, historic villages and 130 miles of pristine beaches, there is never a lack of things to do in the Garden State. CONTINUE READING

Book of lists

By January 14, 2015 12:46 PM



2014 Business of the Year Awards

By December 30, 2014 11:01 AM

Congratulations to the 2014 Business of the Year honorees! On Monday, December 8th nearly 300 individuals gathered to celebrate the honorees and Hall of Fame inductees. Click on the supplement to view the winners! CONTINUE READING

2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies Event Supplement

By November 24, 2014 01:37 PM

Congratulations to the 2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies! On Thursday, November 13th nearly 400 individuals gathered to celebrate 50 of the fastest growing companies in the state. Click on the supplement to see where each company fell on the list! CONTINUE READING

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