Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has expanded its Horizon Connect retail centers to four New Jersey shopping malls, where the state's largest health insurer can directly reach consumers who increasingly must shop for their own health coverage. Read More »»
Saint Peter's University Hospital will dedicate its $17 million emergency department expansion and modernization next Wednesday, and unveil a recognition wall honoring donors who contributed to the project. Read More »»
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced its third recognition as a “Military Friendly Employer” and its first recognition as a “Military Spouse Friendly Employer” by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. Read More »»
Cooper University Health Care and George E. Norcross III, Cooper's chairman, this week received the Seven Seals Award from the U.S. Department of Defense's Employer Support for National Guard and Reserve in recognition of Cooper's “Veterans VIP Priority Program.” Read More »»
Tens of thousands more New Jerseyans could purchase 2015 government-subsidized health insurance policies during the three-month open enrollment that starts Saturday on HealthCare.gov — on top of about 160,000 who bought 2014 coverage in the first year of the “Obamacare” online health insurance exchange. Read More »»
Jean Flanagan has been named to the new position of chief operating officer of Valley Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties in northern New Jersey. Read More »»
AmeriHealth New Jersey on Monday announced the expansion of its co-branded health plan with Camden's Cooper University Health Care to include Shore Medical Center in Atlantic County and Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May County. AmeriHealth NJ also said it is rebranding the plan as the “Community Advantage” plan to reflect its wider geographic coverage. Read More »»
Consumers can now go online to HealthCare.gov and start “window shopping” for the health insurance plans they'll be able to buy beginning Saturday, when open enrollment kicks off for the second year of Obamacare. Read More »»
A Mahwah-based medical device manufacturer will pay more than $1 billion over faulty hip implants, according to published reports. Read More »»
New Jersey hospitals, to flag potential Ebola cases, routinely ask patients if they have traveled to western Africa and that travel history is included in the patient's electronic medical record. Read More »»
Summit Medical Group will build an outpatient cancer center in excess of 100,000 square feet in northern New Jersey as part of the clinical affiliation it announced last month with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Read More »»
PDR Network, a Montvale-based provider of drug information labeling and prescriber communications, announced Thursday that it has merged with LDM Group, a provider of behavior-based patient and consumer-health information. Read More »»
Newark-based Neurotrope Inc. announced Thursday that Warren W. Wasiewski has joined Neurotrope BioScience Inc., the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, as its executive vice president, development, and chief medical officer, effective immediately. Read More »»
Bayonne Medical Center has completed a $1 million renovation of its emergency department, designed both to increase capacity to handle surges in patient volume, for example during flu season, and to provide updated medical technology and more patient convenience and comfort. Read More »»
TruPlan, the multiple-employer health plan launched in 2013 and sponsored by Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, will wind down operations by year's end after failing to attract enough members beyond its core group of hospital employees to put it on a financially sustainable footing. Read More »»
New Jersey’s hospitals are working with state Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd on how to implement her recommendations to increase the financial information that hospitals — both nonprofit and for-profit — make available to the public. Read More »»
Dr. Kendell R. Sprott has been named chief executive officer of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a specialty hospital and educational facility in Peapack for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Read More »»
The Roseland-based law firm Brach Eichler has expanded its health law practice to Florida with the opening of an office in Palm Beach led by Lani M. Dornfeld. Read More »»
The New Jersey Health Foundation, which funds biomedical and health research in New Jersey and whose venture capital arm invests in Garden State startups, has announced an affiliation with Stevens Institute of Technology aimed at advancing promising health care innovations from Stevens faculty, researchers and students. Read More »»
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System announced that Kevin J. Slavin is returning to the Paterson academic hospital system as president and CEO. Read More »»
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