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CarePoint Transfers Its 3 Hudson County Hospitals To A Non-Profit

May 12, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Following CarePoint Health’s announcement earlier this week that it has completed the transition from a for-profit healthcare system to a non-profit, Hudson Regional Hospital issued a strong rebuke.

In a statement, Hudson Regional Hospital officials called CarePoint’s announcement “puzzling” and “potentially unlawful,” saying Hudson ...

Neurological Injuries Don’t Just Come from Trauma

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, with someone dying nearly every four minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Kung, M.D. a cerebral vascular, endovascular, and general neurosurgeon at The Stroke Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, discusses how to prevent strokes as part of this National Stroke Awareness Month ...

State Stalls on Hospital Sale

TRENTON, NJ - The State Health Planning Board voted last month against a recommendation by state health officials and delayed a vote that would have allowed BMC Hospital to buy 39.1 percent sale of Bayonne Medical Center.

Although the sale will likely take place anyway, the transfer of CarePoint's controlling shares in the hospital to a not-for-profit poses some legal issues that must ...

Information About Strokes and How to Prevent Them

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and while individuals may each experience different symptoms, there are some that are most common. Time is also critical when treating someone with a stroke. The quicker a stroke victim is treated, the higher the changes of preventing long-term effects or even death. In this Q&A, we talk to Kiwon Lee, M.D., Chief of Neurology and Director of the ...

Bayonne Library to Host Virtual Autism Summit

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Free Public Library will host a “World Autism Month Breakthrough Summit with Dr. Kerry Magro,” on Friday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Library Director JP Porcaro has announced.

This is a follow-up to last year's event, and all new topics will be addressed this year. The program will include several panel discussions via Zoom as well as ...

A Healthcare Enterprise For All Needs

Jersey City Medical Center has a wide-ranging commitment to healing, enhancing, and investing in Hudson County. Here, President and CEO Michael Prilutsky explains what that means for the community.

What new investments or expansions can Hudson County residents expect in the next year or two?

We have a comprehensive approach, so we’re going to push into three different areas at the ...

What is Aphasia? A Neurosurgeon Explains the Condition

Aphasia — a condition that can occur suddenly after a stroke or traumatic head injury or develop slowly from a growing tumor or disease — has been in the headlines lately due to actor Bruce Willis’ decision to retire due to his recent diagnosis. 
 
According to the National Aphasia Association, nearly 180,000 Americans acquire aphasia each year. In this Q&A we ...

Citing Uptick In COVID Cases, CDC Extends Public Transportation Mask Mandate

WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases.

That means face coverings are still required on NJ Transit, ...

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Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

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