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Published in NJBIZ By Anjalee Khemlani After searching the country for nearly a year to find the next president of Hackensack University Medical Center, the search committee decided the best person for the job already was in the building. Ihor S. Sawczuk, who currently serves as an executive vice president and the chief medical officer, will […]

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Published in NJSpotlight By: Lilo H. Stainton Symposium examines issues behind controversial Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage plan Health insurance plans with additional network restrictions are becoming an increasingly popular option for businesses looking to curb rising employee costs — and for patients who want to reduce what they spend out of pocket. These […]

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Published in NJBIZ By Anjalee Khemlani Tiered and narrow networks are increasingly popular cost-savings health plan structures — when done right. And critical headlines of tiered networks are not unique to New Jersey. That was the all-encompassing message from panel discussions at Princeton University on Thursday during the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s “Fear of […]

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Published in Health Affairs Blog By Jan Nicholson Foundations seeking to drive systems change in health care have a powerful method they can use to educate health system leaders. The Nicholson Foundation has found that sponsoring out-of-state, or even out-of-country, learning trips is an especially effective way to spread knowledge and inspire new ways of thinking. The […]

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Published on NorthJersey.com By Lindy Washburn Municipalities may try to levy property taxes against non-profit hospitals now that Governor Christie has vetoed legislation that enshrined the property tax exemption of the non-profits and instead would have required them to pay a community-service fee. Advocates of the measure said they planned to return this session with a […]

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Published in Press of Atlantic City By Cindy Nevitt STONE HARBOR – Following a successful launch in 2015, the Mayors Wellness Campaign will again be offered free to residents, starting Jan. 25. The kickoff will be held 5:30 p.m. at the borough Recreation Center. The eight-week program will run through March 21 and will include […]

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Published in MyCentralJersey.com By Brad Wadlow One of the nation’s leading figures in the movement to improve end-of-life care visited Princeton to advance the community’s efforts, led by Mayor Liz Lempert through the Mayors Wellness Campaign and a community task force, to affirm the goals and wishes of patients in their final days. Jim Towey, the founder […]

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Published in Asbury Park Press By Michael Diamond FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP –  CentraState Medical Center nearly a year ago set out with an ambitious goal: Drive down the number of patients who had urinary tract infections from about a dozen in 2014 to zero. Administrators started making rounds with caregivers. They trained everyone, from employees who transported […]

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