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Does ‘Truth in Advertising’ Apply to Hospitals in New Jersey?

Lilo H. Stainton | August 19, 2016 | Healthcare

Lawmaker explores tighter standards, prompted by NJ Spotlight’s investigation of Meadowlands Hospital and its ‘birth tourism’ program aimed at Russian women

Struggle to Sustain Needle-Exchange Programs After Governor’s Veto

Lilo H. Stainton | August 18, 2016 | Healthcare
An online campaign has been launched to help raise cash and awareness for programs that are scrambling to keep going
NJ Spotlight Duo Discuss Their Meadowlands Hospital Investigation on WNYC
NJ Spotlight Staff | August 18, 2016 | Healthcare
Reporters talk about the three-part investigation of Meadowlands, its controversial healthcare and business practices, and its history of hefty political donations
Organ Transplants Up in New Jersey as Awareness of the Need Grows
Lilo H. Stainton | August 17, 2016 | Healthcare
A new iPhone app that will make it easier than ever to register as a donor is expected to save more lives
NJ Spotlight Reporter Talks ‘AmeriMama’ Backstory with NJTV
NJTV News Online | August 17, 2016 | Healthcare
Lilo Stainton and NJ Spotlight team spent nine months reporting and writing three-part series on Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center
Building Awareness About Vaccines, Offering Help If Things Go Wrong
Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2016 | Healthcare
Little-known program compensates people for problems that can be traced to inoculations
Menendez, Booker Try To Expand Access To Addiction Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2016 | Healthcare
New Jersey’s senators are part of a bipartisan group seeking a more flexible Medicaid approach to spending on treatment facilities
Meadowlands Hospital and NJ Politicians: Perfect Together?
Colleen O'Dea | August 12, 2016 | Healthcare
Some critics claim for-profit hospital and its business network have made close to $900,000 in political contributions to ensure favorable treatment
State To Expand Medicaid Waiver Affecting Long-term Care
Lilo H. Stainton | August 12, 2016 | Healthcare
State wants to build upon program that has delivered efficiencies in healthcare and given patients more choices
Meadowlands Hospital’s Tangled Web of Questionable Business Practices
Lilo H. Stainton and Andrew Kitchenman | August 11, 2016 | Healthcare
Million-dollar fines, acrimonious union relations, and investors who have made a fortune while some critics argue that quality of care has dipped precipitously …
Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | August 10, 2016 | Healthcare, Social
A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship
Surgeon General Says Doctors, Nurses ‘First Line Of Defense’ in Opiate Crisis
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2016 | Healthcare
'Nation’s doctor' tells New Jersey addiction specialists he wants to help doctors curb flow of opiates
Home Healthcare Study Will Try to ID Models of Effective Treatment
Lilo H. Stainton | August 8, 2016 | Healthcare
How do patients from various ethnic and economic backgrounds respond to different models of homecare?
Cooper's Right to Run Advanced EMS in Camden Upheld by Appellate Court
Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2016 | Healthcare
Rival Virtua Health, which won a favorable ruling in a trial court, loses as appeals panel upholds state law
Mental Health, Addiction Agencies Facing Problems With New Billing Reforms
Lilo H. Stainton | August 4, 2016 | Healthcare
Providers say the shift to fee-for-service reimbursement may hurt ability to serve the neediest patients
New Jersey to Test How to Reduce Healthcare Costs, Improve Quality
Lilo H. Stainton | August 3, 2016 | Healthcare
New Jersey will be one of the test sites for a major new public-private initiative to overhaul the way doctors, nurses, other providers deliver services and are paid
New Law Requires Suicide-Prevention Steps at NJ Colleges, Universities
Lilo H. Stainton | August 2, 2016 | Healthcare
The Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention Act honors the memory of a star Allendale student-athlete
Finding Alternative Ways to Treat Pain, Stem Opioid Epidemic
Lilo H. Stainton | August 1, 2016 | Healthcare
Urgent need to cut rates of opioid addiction and drug deaths leads hospitals to new pain medications and one doctor to an unusual approach
‘Addiction Caucus’ Focuses Conventions on Prevention, Treatment, Recovery
Lilo H. Stainton | July 29, 2016 | Healthcare
Nonprofit takes discussion of drug-related problems to new level at GOP, DNC gatherings
Some NJ Hospitals Unhappy with How They Score in New Ranking System
Lilo H. Stainton | July 28, 2016 | Healthcare
Critics say system penalizes facilities that treat poor patients with complex conditions
NJ’s Early Intervention System Remains Robust and Ready to Help
Lilo H. Stainton | July 27, 2016 | Healthcare
Hotline service helps parents, caregivers get answers and help early on, often a critical consideration when dealing with young children
Assemblyman Promotes Single-Payer Insurance for Some NJ Residents
Lilo H. Stainton | July 26, 2016 | Healthcare
Gusciora wants legislators to start talking about how to expand health coverage in the ‘post-Christie era’
New Jersey Gets More Federal Funding for Zika Study, Prevention
Lilo H. Stainton | July 25, 2016 | Healthcare
State health officials maintain vigilance even though Garden State climate not friendly to mosquito that spreads virus
Comprehensive Healthcare for LGBT Patients Hard to Find in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | July 22, 2016 | Healthcare
That’s beginning to change as some major hospitals reconsider services – and attitudes
NJ Picks up Nearly $1M in Federal Funding for Healthcare Education
Lilo H. Stainton | July 21, 2016 | Healthcare
Bulk of money will help nurses from underprivileged backgrounds pay off student loans, if they go into nursing education
Smoking Ban Will Not Extend to All New Jersey Beaches and Parks
Lilo H. Stainton | July 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
Governor issues conditional veto on all-out smoking ban, offers limited restrictions for state-owned property
In New Jersey, ZIP Code is a Cruel Indicator of Life Expectancy
Lilo H. Stainton | July 19, 2016 | Healthcare
A new analysis reveals that the difference between living in Trenton and nearby Princeton Junction isn’t just quality of life, it’s 14 years
Rutgers Pilot Could Signal a Move Toward Telemedicine
Lilo H. Stainton | July 18, 2016 | Healthcare
New initiative targets Newark residents; legislation for state policy could follow this fall
Students Learn Hotspotting to Help Patients While Reducing Costs
Lilo H. Stainton | July 15, 2016 | Healthcare
An innovative healthcare program that started in Camden has grown into a movement, trained hundreds in its methods, and continues to expand
Labor Seeks Stronger Workplace Violence Protections for Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | July 14, 2016 | Healthcare
Pattern of assaults at Bergen Regional Medical Center has sparked concern among state legislative leaders, healthcare advocates, union officials.
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