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Robert and Laura Garrett Gift $2.65 Million to Endow Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian Med School Dean’s Post

Robert and Laura Garrett

Hackensack, NJ, August 3, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO Robert Garrett and his wife, Laura Garrett, have provided a $2.65 million gift in honor of the new Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine’s founding dean, Dr. Bonita Stanton.

Dr. Stanton was appointed to the Robert C. and Laura C. Garrett Endowed Chair for the School of Medicine Dean.

“Endowed chairs are among the highest honors conferred in academia, and the $15 million in support of endowments at Hackensack University Medical Center reinforces its role as one of the top-ranked academic medical centers in the country,” the health system said in a statement. Continue reading

Partnership Between Drug and Glass Companies Means More Jobs for New Jersey

Vineland, NJ, August 2, 2017 — Bill Gallo, Jr. reported on NJBIZ that a collaborative effort among giants in the pharmaceutical and glass industry will mean new jobs in South Jersey, officials say.

Drug manufacturers Merck and Pfizer have joined with Corning Glass in creating a new, stronger glass packaging for injectable drugs, Valor Glass.

Corporate officials say Corning is making an initial investment of $500 million and creating 1,000 new U.S. jobs as the first part of a planned investment of $4 billion and 4,000 new high-tech jobs. Continue reading

Sixers Innovation Lab in Camden Officially Opens to Entrepreneurs; Four Companies Taking Space

Camden, NJ, July 19, 2017 — Vince Calio reports in NJBIZ that the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 18 at the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers’ training facility in Camden.

The 8,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Innovation Lab is located at the base of the 76ers’ business operations facility.

It is opening its doors with four startup companies that will receive coaching and guidance from Seth Berger, the lab’s managing director.  Berger is also the founder and former CEO of startup sneaker and sports apparel company AND1. Continue reading

Inspira Health Network Launches Innovation to Accelerate Development of Patient-Focused Products

Mullica Hill, NJ, June 16, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that Inspira Health Network is joining the growing trend of health care providers investing in innovation.

The health system announced Wednesday the establishment of the Inspira Innovation Center.

The center will focus on accelerating development and implementation of patient-focused products and technologies, according to a company statement. Continue reading

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Now Offering Pediatric Telemedicine

Somerville, NJ, June 11, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports on NJBIZ that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, in Somerville, announced it is offering pediatric telemedicine through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at RWJUH in New Brunswick.

According to a statement from the hospital’s parent organization, RWJBarnabas Health, “Using real-time video conference via a remote telepresence device, telemedicine allows physicians to evaluate patients from a remote location, eliminating the need for extra travel in emergency situations.” Continue reading

Medical Innovation: COTA, IBM Watson Teaming Up for Pilot Program at Hackensack Meridian

New Brunswick, NJ, May 18, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports on NJBIZ:

Imagine waiting for your diagnosis.

The doctor walks in and says, “Well, I just consulted with everyone on the planet Earth over the last 30 years to see how they took care of people like you, and then I looked at a database that precisely looked at people who have exactly what you have, and are exactly like you, and this is what I have learned in the past five minutes, and this is why I am going to recommend this treatment.”

That, said Dr. Andrew Pecora, is what the new pilot program between COTA and IBM Watson is all about. Continue reading

Rowan/Rutgers Board Teams Up with Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals to Improve Alzheimer’s Care Model

Camden, NJ, May 13, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that a new public-private partnership between the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors and Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Princeton aims to create a better care model for patients with Alzheimer’s — a disease that adversely affects a significant portion of Camden’s residents.

Being touted as the first of the kind in the nation, the new program is based off a model Otsuka used for oncology with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The results of the program were revealed in a report from Otsuka released Tuesday during the announcement of the new project in Camden. Continue reading

Stevens and Princeton Among Top 15 U.S. Universities for ‘Best in Nation for ROI’

Trenton, NJ, April 28, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that, when it comes to colleges with the best return on investment, parents and policymakers are all trying to get the best bang for their buck.

It turns out two New Jersey universities have scored high on PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges list, focused on a 20-year net return on investment.

The list also factors in financial aid, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and more to rank more than 1,500 private and public institutions nationwide. Continue reading

CMS Reports 295K from New Jersey Enrolled in Obamacare in 2016

Trenton, NJ, March 17, 2017 — Anjalee Khemlani reports in NJBIZ that New Jersey saw about 295,000 enrollees in the Affordable Care Act marketplace this year, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

According to the CMS data, that is an increase from 288,000 who selected a marketplace plan in 2016.

In rankings of financial assistance and consumers who switched plans, New Jersey was placed in the bottom half of the list, according to CMS data. Continue reading

U.S. News & World Report’s State Rankings Are in—And New Jersey Did Quite Well

Trenton, NJ, March 3, 2017NJBIZ reports that the state rankings are in.  And for all the jokes — and all the problems with taxes and pensions and infrastructure — New Jersey did quite well.

In the first U.S. News & World Report ranking of the 50 U.S. states, released Tuesday morning, New Jersey came in at No. 14 overall. Even better, it ranked higher than New York (No. 17), Delaware (20) and Pennsylvania (30).

The states were judged on seven categories: Health care, education, crime and corrections, infrastructure, opportunity, economy and government. Continue reading