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Sep 08, 2014, 11:27 ET

NJHA's Health Insurance Counselors Help Laid-off Casino Workers Sign Up for Coverage

The New Jersey Hospital Association's Certified Application Counselors (CACs) are in hard-hit Atlantic City helping laid-off casino employees sign...

Jul 24, 2014, 12:40 ET

Federal 'Innovations Exchange' Features N.J. Hospital Pilot Program

A consortium of 12 New Jersey hospitals achieved $113 million in healthcare savings under a pilot project that encourages hospitals and physicians...

May 13, 2014, 13:55 ET

Report: N.J. Hospital Quality Effort Averts 9,206 Adverse Events and $100 Million in Costs in 2013

 New Jersey hospitals participating in a nationwide quality and patient safety program have averted 9,206 adverse events for patients and more...

May 07, 2014, 13:43 ET

N.J. Efforts Mirror National Data in Improved Patient Safety, Reduced Readmissions

"New Jersey's experience mirrors what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reporting on a national level: Hospitals' quality...

Mar 20, 2014, 10:48 ET

NJHA's Institute for Quality and Patient Safety Receives Quality and Safety Award from New Jersey Emergency Nurses Association

The New Jersey Hospital Association's Institute for Quality and Patient Safety received the 2013 Quality and Safety Award from the New Jersey...

Mar 06, 2014, 11:55 ET

N.J. Hospitals Provide Nearly $2.6 Billion in Community Benefits

New Jersey hospitals provided $2.58 billion in added benefits to their communities in 2012 above and beyond the healthcare services they provided...

Mar 03, 2014, 11:23 ET

Statement by Betsy Ryan President and CEO on Leapfrog Data on Early Elective Deliveries

"New Jersey – as a state and as a community of healthcare providers – has devoted a great deal of attention to reducing early elective...

Jan 30, 2014, 14:16 ET

NJHA Launches Health and Wellness Web Site

New Jersey spent $2.2 billion in 2008 on obesity-related illnesses such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes and arthritis, according to...

Jan 29, 2014, 14:24 ET

NJHA Receives March of Dimes Grant to Improve Birth Outcomes

The Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET), a nonprofit affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association, has been awarded...

Jan 24, 2014, 10:21 ET

NJHA Presents Awards for Commitment to Healthcare

Several individuals and organizations were honored today at the 95th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) at the Hyatt...

Jan 24, 2014, 10:21 ET

NJHA Names Jones New Board Chairman at 95th Annual Meeting

Stephen K. Jones of Kendall Park, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Health System in New Brunswick, today was installed as chairman of the...

Dec 18, 2013, 14:33 ET

Report: N.J. Hospitals See Slight Decrease in Operational Performance Due to Declining Inpatient Volume

New Jersey hospitals saw a slight decrease in their statewide operating margins for year-end 2012, due to a declining trend of inpatient volumes,...

Dec 13, 2013, 10:17 ET

NJHA's Betsy Ryan Receives March of Dimes' Visionary Award

Betsy Ryan, Esq., president and CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association, today was presented with the FDR Visionary Award from the March of...

Nov 21, 2013, 12:38 ET

NCAL Partners with NJHA to Form Patient Safety Organization

First national effort to collect quality data on assisted living The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) announced today it is joining...

Nov 19, 2013, 14:10 ET

Report: Hospitals Contribute $20.4 Billion to N.J. Economy

 New Jersey hospitals contributed $20.4 billion to the Garden State economy in 2012, according to the 2013 N.J. Hospitals Economic Impact...

Nov 11, 2013, 14:59 ET

Program Gives Unemployed Veterans a New Mission: Helping New Jersey Residents Get Health Insurance

Funding Provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Jersey Health Initiatives A team of U.S. veterans will now be engaged in a new...

Oct 24, 2013, 11:17 ET

N.J. Hospitals Improve Quality, Reduce Costs, Shorten Wait Times in 'Patient Flow' Partnership with Institute for Healthcare Optimization

Reduced wait times and shorter hospital stays for patients. Reduced operating costs and increased revenues for hospitals. Those are among the...

Oct 14, 2013, 09:55 ET

October Is Healthy Literacy Month: With More than 100 Languages Spoken in New Jersey, Hospital Program Promotes 'Healthy' Communications Between Providers and Patients

 October is the national observance of Health Literacy Month, a time to promote awareness that good communication and understanding of health...

Aug 20, 2013, 10:25 ET

New Site Provides N.J. Residents with Info and Links to ACA Insurance Coverage

 The New Jersey Hospital Association this week unveiled its new online Healthcare Reform Resource Center at...

Jun 06, 2013, 09:59 ET

NJHA's Holmes Named Program Director for N.J. Nursing Initiative

 Aline Holmes, MSN, RN, senior vice president of clinical affairs for the New Jersey Hospital Association, has been selected by the New Jersey...