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Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. - (WIKIPEDIA)

Saint Michael’s hospital files for Ch. 11; hopes move will hasten sale to Prime

8-10-15
Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which it hopes will expedite its sale to Prime Healthcare.
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NJ Hospitals Hit with Medicare Penalties for High Readmission Rates

8-7-15
Sixty-four of 65 New Jersey hospitals face lower Medicare reimbursements because of their high patient readmission rates.
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NJ Expands Program for Children with Mental Health Issues

8-5-15
Lawmakers put $2.4 million into this year's budget to expand a program where pediatricians get specialized training in child psychiatric disorders.
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World Breastfeeding Week Highlights Pumping at Work

8-5-15
The topic during this year's World Breastfeeding Week is breastfeeding and work.
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Nearly all N.J. hospitals face Medicare readmission penalties

8-5-15
Every New Jersey hospital except for one will receive penalties for having too many Medicare patients readmitted within a month.
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Study Finds More Bacteria in Beach Sand Than Water

7-31-15
A recent survey of several beaches found more E. coli bacteria in the sand than in the water because bacteria disperses more readily in ocean waves.
Kids participate in a program offered at Gigi's Playhouse in Hillsborough. Photo Courtesy of Erin Morris.

GiGi’s Playhouse Aims to Change the Way the World Sees Down Syndrome

7-31-15
Down syndrome achievement center GiGi's Playhouse recently opened a location in Hillsborough. Its president hopes more New Jersey locations can open in the future.
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SMART Program Shows Students Medical Careers

7-30-15
The New Jersey Medical School SMART Program is hands on, giving students real world medical problems to solve.
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Dept. of Health Regional Dir.: ACA Expansion Has Allowed Thousands Access to Medicaid

7-30-15
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Jackie Cornell-Bechelli says that about 400,000 New Jerseyans were able to access Medicaid through the expansion under the Affordable Care Act in New Jersey.
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Lawsuit Claims Legislation Transferring Ambulance Services is Unconstitutional

7-29-15
Virtua and Capital Health Systems have filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that would allow the transfer of ambulance services. They say it violates the Constitution.