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Could Doulas Help to Reduce Racial Disparities in NJ’s Maternity Care?

Lilo H. Stainton | December 10, 2018 | Healthcare

Recalling their own experiences, lawmakers get personal, underlining the significant differences in how women of different racial backgrounds can experience childbirth in New Jersey

CEO To Step Down from Embattled Public Hospital in Newark

Lilo H. Stainton | December 7, 2018 | Healthcare
The board of University Hospital had earlier this year awarded a new contract to CEO John Kastanis, under which he was making $900K
Garden State Lawmakers Want to Bring Clinical Drug Trials Home
Lilo H. Stainton | December 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Bill calls for working group to help bridge gaps between pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, and healthcare providers
State, National, Enrollment in ACA Marketplace Down Over Last Year
Lilo H. Stainton | December 5, 2018 | Healthcare
As Trump targets Obamacare, fewer New Jerseyans are signing up for health insurance on the federal marketplace despite price cuts and push by Trenton to bolster enrollments. In other states, it’s worse
Senate Hearing Highlights Challenges of Infection Control in Hospital Facilities
Lilo H. Stainton | December 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Representatives of locations affected by viral and bacterial outbreaks are no-shows. Sen. Richard Codey suggests seeking subpoena power to force their attendance
Murphy on Looming ACA Enrollment Deadline: Get Out and Get Coverage
NJTV News Online | December 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Speaking at library in Elizabeth, governor also fields questions about sexual assault investigation, Honeywell’s decision to move execs to North Carolina
Making Housing the Priority for Homeless People in NJ — over Treatment or Sobriety
Lilo H. Stainton | December 3, 2018 | Healthcare
The ‘housing first’ model of treating homeless people in a ‘humanistic and holistic way’ is gaining ground in the Garden State as elsewhere in the country
Opioids: Unique NJ Study of Genetic and Other Links to Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | November 30, 2018 | Healthcare
Trying to better understand the scourge and help identify new prevention strategies as more than 3,000 opioid-related deaths anticipated in New Jersey this year
Healthcare Issues Drove Voters in November, Stand to Shape New Congress
Lilo H. Stainton | November 29, 2018 | Healthcare
New Jersey’s blue wave — and its national counterpart — turns the tide on Trump administration’s attempts to undermine ACA
University Hospital Newark Faces New Scrutiny Following Infant Deaths
Lilo H. Stainton | November 28, 2018 | Healthcare
Four premature babies in the facility’s NICU became infected with an anitibiotic-resistant bacterium; three died, including two during the week of Thanksgiving
Lawmakers Advance Revised Medical Marijuana Bill to Further Expand Program
Lilo H. Stainton | November 27, 2018 | Healthcare
Measure would let advanced practice nurses, physicians assistants write prescriptions, honors young cancer patient whose last months were eased by cannabis
How End-of-Life Care in New Jersey Could be Greatly Improved
Lilo H. Stainton | November 26, 2018 | Healthcare
State council reports on the many ways in which life could be made more comfortable for New Jerseyans in their final days
NJ Lawmakers Plan to Vote on Long-Awaited Changes to Marijuana Policies
Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2018 | Healthcare
Recreational use on agenda, along with significant expansion of state’s medicinal cannabis program
One-Stop System to Give NJ Seniors, Disabled Access to Medical, Other Programs
Lilo H. Stainton | November 20, 2018 | Healthcare
There’s now a single online entryway through which New Jersey seniors and disabled residents can sign up for public programs in one go. It’s called NJSave
New Precautions Ordered Following 11th Death in Wanaque Viral Outbreak
Lilo H. Stainton | November 19, 2018 | Healthcare
Department of Health threatens to impose monetary penalties if reforms aren’t undertaken immediately
Good News Grows Over Time for ACA Marketplace Consumers in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | November 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Garden State premium costs for 2019 rank among least expensive compared with the rest of the nation
State Directs Money from Tobacco Tax to Fight Teen Vaping ‘Epidemic’
Lilo H. Stainton | November 15, 2018 | Healthcare
NJ tries to curb rising use of flavored e-cigarettes among youngsters as FDA cracks down on manufacturers at national level
A Mother Mourns Child Who Died in Adenovirus Outbreak
NJTV News Online | November 15, 2018 | Healthcare
Modeline Auguste’s four-year-old daughter Dorcase was the first child to die in the outbreak at the Wanaque Center
State Sues J&J Subsidiary Alleging Improper Opioid Marketing, Distribution
Lilo H. Stainton | November 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Attorney General says Janssen targeted elderly, downplayed dangers, put people at risk. Company says it acted appropriately and responsibly
Pressing to Improve NJ’s Maternal, Infant Health and Reduce Racial Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | November 13, 2018 | Healthcare
A multipronged approach to addressing New Jersey’s worrisome maternal mortality rate is underway
NJ Tops National Rankings in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores
Lilo H. Stainton | November 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Nine out of 10 acute-care facilities improved or sustained twice-a-year rankings in survey by healthcare watchdog
Murphy Approves New Hospital Fee to Fund Services for Low-Income Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | November 7, 2018 | Healthcare
Optional pilot program aims to leverage local healthcare fees to get more federal funding. It targets counties with large poorer populations
NJ Lawmakers to Delve Into Deadly Disease Outbreaks at Pediatric Facilities
Lilo H. Stainton | November 6, 2018 | Healthcare
As new infections continue to be diagnosed at two long-term care facilities, legislators to investigate origin of the infections and what state can do to help in such crises
Feds Choose Rutgers for Regional Mental Health ‘Tech Transfer Center’
Lilo H. Stainton | November 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Aim is to help behavioral health services improve their operations along with patient outcomes
Administration, Lawmakers at Odds Over Redo of Massive Pharmacy Benefits Contract
Lilo H. Stainton | November 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Dispute over a court-ordered re-bidding of $6.7 billion contract for public-worker benefits raises possibility of a gubernatorial veto followed by attempts to sidestep the governor
Viral Outbreak at Second Pediatric Hospital Involves Different Strain
Lilo H. Stainton | November 1, 2018 | Healthcare
Although adenovirus has been detected at Voorhees Pediatric Facility, health officials reassure parents, public that it is not deadly Type 7
NJ Officials Push to Grow ACA Enrollment and Thwart Trump Efforts to Gut Law
Lilo H. Stainton | October 31, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor kicks off campaign to sign up more low-income New Jerseyans for health insurance, starting tomorrow
DOH Launches Infection Control Campaign in Wake of Two Hospital Outbreaks
Lilo H. Stainton | October 30, 2018 | Healthcare
Deaths of children — nine from viral outbreak in Passaic County, one from bacterial outbreak in an Essex County hospital with ‘major infection control deficiencies’ — leads to new inspections, training
Different Prescriptions for Long-Term Recovery from Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | October 29, 2018 | Healthcare
Experts explain differing views of what recovery entails. They all agree that New Jersey could do more to expand services to people trying to overcome dependence on the drugs
State to Give Fast Training on Infection Control at Three Other Facilities
Lilo H. Stainton | October 26, 2018 | Healthcare
After adenovirus outbreak that has killed seven children, DOH to launch campaign to ensure proper protocols followed in care of ‘medically fragile children’
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