News Roundup

News Roundup – December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014

The New Jersey Nursing Initiative’s news roundup highlights nursing and health care stories from around the state. Experts focus on health, equitable communities (Edison Sentinel) Education, income and race can mean the difference between health and illness, and even life and death. “We know it’s there; the question is what to … More

News Roundup – December 2, 2014

December 2, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. New award recognizes New Jersey nursing educator for leading change (Nurse.com) Maria Torchia LoGrippo, PhD, MSN, BSN, a nursing educator at Rutgers University, Newark, and Seton Hall University, South … More

News Roundup – November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. Jersey City Mayor Wants to Put Municipality Ahead of the Health Curve (NJ Spotlight) A livable city doesn’t just mean walkability, economic development, and access to entertainment. It also means … More

News Roundup – November 4, 2014

November 4, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. Keeping Coalitions Together to Help Improve Community Health (NJ Spotlight) Overcoming the many factors that can make community coalitions unsustainable is the focus of a new grant program from the … More

News Roundup – October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. COMMENTARY: Many hospitals lack communication skills (The Courier-Post) An Oct. 3 piece in The New York Times about the Texas Ebola case provides a glimpse into longstanding issues within U.S. … More

News Roundup – October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. Merger of Two Hospitals Could Increase Quality, but Also Concentrate Power (NJ Spotlight) If the end of traditional hospitals concentrating services within their walls wasn’t apparent, the proposed merger of … More

Knowlton: ‘We Need the Leadership of Nurses on Every Hospital Board’

October 17, 2014

“I believe the leaders in hospitals recognize the value of nurses. They know nurses are essential to everyday patient care,” writes David L. Knowlton, president and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and a co-lead of the New Jersey Action Coalition, on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation … More

News Roundup – October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. Opinion: New Jersey hospitals prepared for public health threats (NJToday.net) NJNI Program Co-Director Aline Holmes writes: “It’s hard to miss the news reports about Ebola and enterovirus (EV-D68). People … More

News Roundup – September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. QualCare launching enhanced health management plan for its employers (NJ Biz) QualCare, which administers health plans for employers across the state, is offering the members of those plans an enhanced … More

News Roundup – September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state. The Affordable Care Act turns 1: How N.J.’s medical landscape is changing (Inside Jersey) New Jersey medical practices are gaining new patients and serving new populations with the expansion … More

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