A behind-the-scenes battle raged between top Murphy aides over $500K contract as nursing home deaths mounted
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and senior officials in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration clashed behind the scenes over the cost of a $500,000 contract for a consultant the state hired to help navigate the deadly coronavirus crisis inside the state’s nursing homes, NJ Advance Media has learned.
Murphy announced May 6 that Persichilli had retained Manatt Health, a national health advisory consulting group, to assess the state’s response to the coronavirus in long-term care facilities, where one in 13 residents have died in the pandemic. And Persichilli seemed in full accord wi… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 29th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Manatt Health, New Jersey, NJ Health Commission Judith Persichilli | Comments Off on A behind-the-scenes battle raged between top Murphy aides over $500K contract as nursing home deaths mounted