What you need to know about the mega-hospital merger in N.J.

monmouth-medical-centerTRENTON — The CEOs of Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Health this week announced final plans to merge and create the largest hospital chain in the state, once the state Attorney General’s Office approves the deal. The new not-for-profit entity, RWJ Barnabas Health, will have combined revenues of $5.4 billion from 11 acute care… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on What you need to know about the mega-hospital merger in N.J.

Hospitals Join Law Enforcement In Fight Against Opiate Overdose Deaths

NarcanEvery hospital in Monmouth and Ocean Counties will exchange ready-to-use new doses of the overdose antidote naloxone, free of charge, for the empty syringes used to resuscitate the overdose victims, under a partnership agreement announced today by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

The hospitals affiliated with Barnabas Health, Meridian Health and CentraState Medical Center are absorbing 100% of the cost of the antidotes exchanged with law enforcement officers, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for Gramiccioni’s office.

“Protecting our citizens is our most basic and fundamental function in law enforcement. We can’t do it alone, so we count on help from friends and partners who cooperate with us and who share, in some form or fashion, the same responsibility and commitment in helping to protect human life. It is these partnerships that make us even better.  Through this partnership, our local hospitals are standing with us as we fight the deadly epidemic of heroin or prescription opiates drug overdoses,” Gramiccioni said.

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Posted: July 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »