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Murphy's Monitor Appointed to Temporarily Head University Hospital

December 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed through a directive from Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled healthcare institution after its former leader resigned.

University Hospital’s Board of Directors today passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the position. John Kastanis, the former president, ...

University Hospital President Steps Down Amid Scrutiny of Bacterial Infections

NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.  

John Kastanis will officially leave his post as head of the hospital on Dec. 14, according to a statement from the hospital.

Newark Mayor Calls for Shakeup at University Hospital After 2 More Babies With Bacterial Infection Die

NEWARK, NJ -- Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a change in leadership at University Hospital after two more infants died at University Hospital amid a state investigation of four bacterial infection cases. 

MORE: State Investigates Bacterial Infection Cases at University Hospital

The state Department of Health yesterday confirmed that two premature babies ...

Verona Fire Department Shares Tips for Safely Deep Frying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the last year the Verona Fire Department shared some helpful tips to ensure its residents had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove thought it was information that should be shared again...

"Planning on deep frying your turkey this year? Check out this video before you do to prevent a deadly disaster and the ...

Two Newark Hospitals Earn As While One Earns a D in Latest Safety Report

Saint Michael's Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center earned As while University Hospital earned a D in the latest hospital safety report released today by The Leapfrog Group.

An "A" grade recognizes a hospital's efforts to protect patients from harm and meet the highest safety standards in the country, according to Leapfrog, which provides health care ...


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