Archive for November 2009

Single-Parent Students Find Support at Muhlenberg School of Nursing

November 17, 2009

Three years ago, Judith Mathews, RN, PhD, dean of the Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools of Nursing, Medical Imaging, and Therapeutic Sciences in Plainfield, N.J., hosted a meet-and-greet session for five students entering the Muhlenberg School of Nursing…read more 

Four N.J. Hospitals Chosen for TCAB Initiative

November 17, 2009

Four New Jersey hospitals were named to the American Organization of Nurse Executives Transforming Care at the Bedside initiative, a program to share a set of practical, easy-to-use tools designed to help hospitals improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical units…read more 

DNP Option Keeps Nurses Focused on Bedside Care

November 17, 2009

To provide expert evidence-based nursing care across diverse settings and systems, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, or DNP, has become more popular among nurses in New York and New Jersey…click here 

Holy Name Hospital Cited as a Top Workplace

November 17, 2009

Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck was ranked fourth on Modern Healthcare magazine’s national list of the 100 “Best places to work in health care’’ for 2009…click here

NJHA Launches Major Nursing Initiative

November 4, 2009

With an ongoing nursing shortage, a major transformation in the nursing work environment is needed so that healthcare facilities can continue to provide safe, effective quality care to patients…more  

Mountain Lakes Medical Center Opens Its Doors

November 4, 2009

Mountain Lakes Medical Center officially opened its doors for business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Mountain Lakes Mayor Stephen Shaw earlier this week…more

High Health Costs Prop Up N.J. Economy

November 4, 2009

The high cost of health coverage is a heavy burden on the employers, workers and families who pay these escalating premiums, but the money also supports a huge chunk of economic activity and jobs in New Jersey…more

Health Care Layoffs Already Exceed Last Year’s Totals

November 4, 2009

The health industry experienced fewer mass layoffs over the past few months, although the number of layoffs is still high compared with past years, according to a report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Oct. 22…more

New Jersey Hospitals Named to ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ List

November 4, 2009

Most of the New Jersey hospitals named in U.S. News & World Report’s annual (2009-10) list of “America’s Best Hospitals” were acute care teaching hospitals. “New Jersey’s teaching hospitals strive to maintain the highest quality standards possible,” Richard Goldstein, MD, president of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals, said … More

N.J. Losing Out on $6B a Year When College Students Flee State

November 4, 2009

When it comes to K-12 education, New Jersey is usually A-1. The state is the nation’s yearly valedictorian, or salutatorian. Certainly never less than fifth in the class. So why then is New Jersey at the bottom of so many high education categories: 50th in per capita funding; 47th in college … More

Nursing Initiative Moves Forward

November 4, 2009

A three-year effort to improve the work environment for New Jersey’s nurses is under way, with 47 state hospitals set to participate in a session from Nov. 16 to 18. The hospitals are participating in the Transforming Care at the Bedside initiative, to train support nurses so they can spend … More

Almost Family Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results – Reuters

November 4, 2009

Almost Family Reports Third Quarter 2009 ResultsReuters… founded in 1976, is a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, with branch locations in Florida, Kentucky, Connecticut, New Jersey, …and more »