10th District community health care centers to receive more than $3M in grants

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced Sept. 30 that community health care centers in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District would receive $3,018,634 in grants, mainly to help these centers expand their capacity to diagnose and treat people with mental health issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were part of […]

Teacher from Nutley pleads guilty to health care fraud

NEWARK, NJ — A public school teacher from Essex County has admitted his role in conspiring to defraud the N.J. School Employees’ Health Benefits Program with phony claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 22. Jason Nardachone, 51, of Nutley, who taught in the Lodi School District, pleaded guilty […]

Mountainside Hospital acquires robotic system for joint-replacement procedures

Mountainside Hospital acquires robotic system for joint-replacement procedures

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center, a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health system, has acquired a Stryker Mako robotic surgical system to perform robot-assisted joint replacement procedures. Mountainside has offered robot-assisted surgeries for a decade. The new Mako gives patients a minimally invasive option for total hip, total knee and partial […]

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine graduates its first class

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine graduates its first class

NUTLEY, NJ — Eighteen students from the first class of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine graduated June 3 and are now ready to start their medical careers. The medical students, who began working toward their degrees in 2018, graduated in an accelerated three-year program at the School of Medicine campus in Nutley. All will […]

Mountainside Medical Center gives awards for excellence

Mountainside Medical Center gives awards for excellence

GLEN RIDGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — To honor nursing staff and team members, Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center participates in an annual awards program recognizing those who go above and beyond their normal responsibilities to support the delivery of care to patients. The Nursing Excellence Awards program is funded by Partners for Health Foundation. Nine […]

Newark Beth Israel earns sixth consecutive Leapfrog ‘A’

Newark Beth Israel earns sixth consecutive Leapfrog ‘A’

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization. This is the hospital’s sixth consecutive “A” rating. “This sixth consecutive ‘A’ is a testament to Newark Beth Israel’s unwavering commitment to the safety of our patients, their families and our […]

Saint Barnabas achieves consecutive ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog Group

Saint Barnabas achieves consecutive ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog Group

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was awarded its 19th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is the only hospital in the state and one of only […]

Specialty care practice opens in Irvington

Specialty care practice opens in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, together with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, has expanded patient services available in the community through a new location at 50 Union Ave. in Irvington. The specialty care location will offer specialists in obstetrics, gynecology and cardiology with the opportunity to expand […]

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