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NJ Hospitals Provide $2.6 Billion to Community

Beyond the healthcare services given to patients, New Jersey hospitals provided $2.58 billion in added benefits to their communities in 2012 according to a new report from the New Jersey Hospital Association.

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Early, Elective Births Drop in NJ [AUDIO]

New Jersey hospitals have been making great strides in reducing the number of early and elective deliveries inside their maternity wards.

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NJ Hospital Safety Scores May Surprise You [AUDIO]

Not all hospitals are created equal, and patients can protect themselves from harm by demanding the best possible care. That message goes along with an updated scorecard on hospital safety.

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Is NJ About To Let Towns Tax Hospitals? [AUDIO]

Local cities and counties would be allowed to tax the revenues of hospitals under a bill that is scheduled to be considered this afternoon by the State Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

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New Jersey Hospitals in the Digital Dark Ages [AUDIO]

Hospitals across the Garden State are way behind the times when it comes to inter-department communication and reaching out to vital personnel when they're needed.

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Hospitals Could Lose $500-Million in Federal Funds

Hospitals nationwide could lose half a billion dollars in federal funding meant to offset the cost of covering the uninsured next year. The loss that will be especially felt in states where lawmakers have decided against expanding Medicaid coverage.

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Nursing Shortages Increase Risk for Low Birth Rate Babies; Study Says

Infants weighing less than 3.25 pounds account for half of infant deaths in the United States.  Yet, a new study released in JAMA-Pediatrics documents that these critically ill babies don't receive optimal nursing care, which can lead to hospital-acquired infections that double their death rate and could lead to long-term developmental issues.

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Cost Saving Pilot Program Expands To More NJ Hospitals [AUDIO]

A pilot program launched in a dozen New Jersey hospitals in 2009 which was designed to save money, especially among Medicare patients, is now expanding to 33 hospitals across the state.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week in NJ

National Patient Safety Awareness Week is being recognized through Saturday by the New Jersey Hospital Association.

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NJ Hospitals Pioneer Cost-Cutting Model

A program to reduce medical costs in New Jersey is going national.

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