‘Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk’ goes virtual

‘Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk’ goes virtual

WEST ORANGE — As front-line workers and communities across New Jersey and the country continue the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, RWJBarnabas Health, in collaboration with the New Jersey Devils, has announced that the annual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk” will transition to a virtual format, with multiple opportunities to […]

Freeholders pass resolution supporting health care acts

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 9, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution in support of the Medicare for All Act of 2019 and the Healthcare Emergency Guarantee Act of 2020. The resolution was initiated by Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Freeholder at large Patricia Sebold, sponsored by acclamation, and passed unanimously. […]

Medical school wins NJBIA Award for Nutley redevelopment

Medical school wins NJBIA Award for Nutley redevelopment

NUTLEY, NJ — The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine has won an award for its redevelopment of the former U.S. headquarters of pharmaceutical giant Hoffmann-La Roche into New Jersey’s newest medical school — a hub of learning for the state’s future doctors. The school won the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s New Good Neighbor […]

Nutley physician recovered from COVID-19 returns to work

Nutley physician recovered from COVID-19 returns to work

NUTLEY, NJ — As a brain injury specialist, Dr. Richard Malone, of Nutley, does not work directly with patients seeking care for COVID-19. But today, every health care worker, no matter their specialty, is inevitably on the front lines of the battle against the global pandemic. Malone works in the Brain Trauma Unit at Hackensack […]

State works to support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

TRENTON, NJ — On April 29, the Murphy administration announced $24 million in state and federal resources for temporary wage increases for the direct support professionals who care for adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in group homes and supervised apartments — $10.6 million in state funding and $13.4 million in federal matching […]

RWJBarnabas Health earns high patient safety scores from Leapfrog Group

RWJBarnabas Health earns high patient safety scores from Leapfrog Group

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six RWJBarnabas Health facilities were awarded with “A” Hospital Safety Score ratings by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Among the A-rated hospitals is Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, which received its 17th straight “A,” and Monmouth Medical […]

NJBPU works to protect residents who use medical equipment at home

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a rule proposal that would increase protections for residents who rely on utility service for life-sustaining medical equipment in their homes, according to an Oct. 30 press release. The proposed amendments, which are designed to prevent service shutoffs for any residence that has provided […]

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care Insurance Services. Services are provided via telephone, […]

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s senior services department will hold numerous events in the coming months for the township’s senior citizens. The Department of Senior Services and the Department of Health present an informational session with Umbrella, a company that helps senior homeowners save money on home repairs for a flat yearly rate and […]

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