Medicine

Bill Seeks To Ensure Compassionate, Appropriate Response To Stillbirths

(via NJ Spotlight) The loss of a child through stillbirth is traumatic, and caregivers need to be sensitive to the mother’s shock and grief. In response to a woman who lost her baby in 2011 and regrets not reaching closure while in the hospital, state legislators have drafted a bill that seeks to ensure that healthcare providers are fully aware of the physical and emotional consequences of stillbirth.

Trinitas IT Department Earns ‘Best In Nation’ Recognition

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ELIZABETH — HealthcareIT News, published by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), recently announced that in its third annual “Where to Work” Best Hospital IT Departments Program, the Information Technology (IT) Department of Trinitas Regional Medical Center topped its list of 10 Best Hospital IT Departments nationwide among medium-sized hospitals having 26-75 members. This bested the Trinitas IT department?’s previous ranking in the 2012 Top 10 list.

Pallone Calls Attention To Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Children & Young Adults

Rep. Frank Pallone

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. visited South Plainfield Middle School on Monday to increase awareness among parents, schools and health professionals of pediatric cardiomyopathy and the risk of sudden cardiac arrest Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) that many children face.

Pallone Promotes Affordable Care Act

Rep. Frank Pallone

HIGHLAND PARK — On Monday, Dec. 9, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. co-hosted an ACA enrollment event at the Highland Park Board of Health with Highland Park Councilwoman Susan Welkovits and the Board of Health Chairwoman, Diane Heimlich. Pallone, senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, discussed the benefits and savings possible as a result of the health reform law.

Franklin School Teachers Earn CPR Certifications

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RAHWAY — On Tuesday, Dec. 3, teachers at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway volunteered to stay after school hours to participate in a CPR class taught by Jamie Wronski, a certified CPR trainer and physical education teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark.

Senate Committee Approves Pilot Program For Public Employees With Chronic Health Conditions

Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr.

TRENTON – The state Senate Budget Committee on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation that would establish a pilot program intended to encourage better health care practices by employees with chronic health conditions.