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Published by Nicole Leonard, Press of Atlantic City Only a few New Jersey hospitals are fully meeting maternity and childbirth health-care goals, according to a new national report. The 2018 Maternity Care Report released Tuesday by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit patient advocacy group, revealed while a handful of state hospitals excel at reducing […]

Published in The Leapfrog Group , Leapfrog , Patient safety

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Published by Susan K. Livio on New Jersey hospitals’ longstanding problem of unnecessarily delivering babies by Cesarian-section got worse last year, a practice that puts mothers and their infants at a greater risk of complications, according to a new report released Tuesday. New Jersey, Florida, Kentucky, New York and Texas recorded the highest number of […]

Published in Leapfrog , Patient safety

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Published by Linda Washburn, New Jersey hospitals performed worse — not better — in lowering the rate of Cesarean deliveries for newborns in the most recent report on the quality of maternity care, released Tuesday. Only nine of 48 hospitals where babies are delivered brought the rate of such surgery down to the national goal level, said the […]

Published in The Leapfrog Group , Leapfrog

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Ginny Dunn, HealthWell Foundation   GERMANTOWN, Md., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, has launched a new fund to provide copayment assistance for behavioral health treatments related to a cancer diagnosis. Through the Cancer-Related Behavioral Health Fund, HealthWell will provide up to $2,000 in financial assistance […]

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Published in Adelisa Perez, BSN, RN, does not stop being a nurse when she leaves Riverview Medical Center, the Red Bank hospital where she works with heart patients. Perez believes the nursing profession also calls her to promote wellness in the communities around her. “Nurses can bring a unique aspect to wellness initiatives. We […]

Published in Mayors Wellness Campaign , Mayors Wellness Campaign , Conversation of a Lifetime , Conversation of Your Life

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