Hackensack edges Morristown for state's top hospital in prestigious U.S. News rankings
Hackensack, NJ - According to Tom Bergeron of NJBiz, "Hackensack University Medical Center was once again named the top hospital in New Jersey by the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, which were released Tuesday morning. Hackensack was nationally ranked in five of the identified specialties and rated “high performing” in six others, helping it earn the No. 4 overall honor in the New York City area."
Camden, NJ - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University announced Friday it has received a $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Service Administration to improve primary care workforce and address the shortage of these physicians in underserved communities in New Jersey.
Hackensack, NJ – According to New Jersey Business Magazine, “Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, and John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, have announced that they have developed a joint cancer research agenda as part of a multi-year plan to form a National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognized cancer consortium. This recognition would support the scientific excellence of the two centers along with their capability to integrate multi-disciplinary, collaborative research approaches to focus on all the aspects of cancer.
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey’s 72 acute care hospitals, both for profit and not, need a continual flow of patients to thrive and stay competitive, especially with competing facilities in nearby counties and states. Consequently, hospitals are constantly on the lookout for new technologies to support the high quality care necessary to attract new patients.
Edison, NJ - According to Edison Staff, "The revolution of video games has made immeasurable strides since first commercially debuting in the early 1970s. Now local researchers are drawing on these games to study and advance a type of virtual-rehabilitation therapy and to improve the lives of individuals suffering from post-cerebral vascular disease, a condition often associated with strokes."
Hackensack, NJ - Hackensack University Medical Center announces that Yukiko Kimura, M.D., chief of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and her team have been awarded $2.8 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study treatment strategies for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The study is one of just 46 proposals that PCORI approved for funding to advance the field of comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) and provide patients, healthcare providers, and other clinical decision makers with information that will help them make better-informed choices.
Montvale, NJ – According to Beth Fitzgerald of NJBiz, “Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center said it will develop a third New Jersey outpatient cancer center, a $140 million Montvale facility that it hopes to open in April 2017. Sloan Kettering operates six outpatient cancer centers outside New York City, including a Basking Ridge center that opened in 2006 and a Middletown facility set to open next year. About 80 percent of cancer care is now delivered in outpatient facilities, and Sloan Kettering is part of a major expansion of outpatient cancer care underway throughout the state.”
Major Health Systems and NJHA launch SJ Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative
Princeton, NJ - Five major health systems in southern New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers will be on hand to launch the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative. The Collaborative aims to evaluate the current behavioral health landscape and provide innovative recommendations on how to improve the system. The project will focus on engaging key stakeholders, including patients, families and providers in an effort to better identify the challenges they face.
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