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State Takes New Direction, Pledging to End AIDS Epidemic in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | December 20, 2018 | Healthcare
Seven years is not much of a window, but administration and Department of Health say they can eliminate AIDS by 2025
Helping the Helpers: Advocates Want Task Force for Unpaid Caregivers
Lilo H. Stainton | December 19, 2018 | Healthcare
What’s needed to support family members and others who care for elderly or disabled loved ones?
Murphy Vetoes Move to Expedite Rebid of Public-Worker Pharma Contract
Lilo H. Stainton | December 18, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor’s take-it-slow approach to $6.7 billion contract once again puts him at odds with Democratic legislative leaders
Access to Contraception, Abortion Not Easy for Some Women in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | December 17, 2018 | Healthcare
While services may exist on paper, new report concludes that reimbursement rates, transportation, other obstacles keep them out of reach for some
Troubled Newark Hospital Selects Current Monitor As Acting President And CEO
Lilo H. Stainton | December 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Judy Persichilli, an executive with a national hospital system, had just issued her report, identifying deep-seated problems with leadership, communications and long-term planning
Two Days Left to Sign Up for 2019 Coverage Under ACA
NJTV News Online | December 14, 2018 | Healthcare
The number of enrollees in New Jersey so far this year is down significantly over the same period in 2018, a trend that is matched across the country
South Jersey Lawmaker Seeks to Stem Gun Violence with ER Programs
Lilo H. Stainton | December 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Trying to break a cycle where nearly half of hospital trauma admissions in U.S. involve repeat victims of violence
State Monitor Identifies Major Leadership, Planning Problems at Newark Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | December 11, 2018 | Healthcare
Troubling findings on operations, finances, quality of care at state’s only public acute-care facility
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
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