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Herb Conaway Health and Senior Services Committee Assemblyman, chairman A medical doctor and attorney, Conaways agenda includes expanding insurance coverage to deliver less care at emergency rooms, promoting digital tracking of patient care and solving the charity-care crisis threatening hospitals. Among the legislation Vitale has sp onsored are provisions that improve the market for medical malpractice insurance, publicize hospital errors and require health insurers to provide coverage for autism and other developmental disabilities.
SPOTLIGHT: POWER 50 N.J. Department Visiting Nurse Poonam of Health and Mary Ann Samaritan Annette Mary Ann Association of Alaigh Senior Services Commissioner Boccolini Hospice CEO Catino QualCare CEO Christopher Central Jersey CEO A medical doctor and As chief of South Jer- Catino founded Qual- A registered nurse, Chris- former executive at sey’s largest hospice, Care in 1991, and has topher works on the front Horizon Blue Cross Boccolini is working led its growth into a lines of the state’s effort Blue Shield of New to redefine the field managed health care to deliver better primary Jersey and GlaxoS- of end-of-life medi- system owned by 14 care; improve the state of mithKline, Alaigh was cal care. Samaritan New Jersey hospitals public health; and give named to the gover- cares for 400 patients and doctor groups, more people the option nor’s cabinet in Janu- Poonam Alaigh a day, many in their Mary Ann Boccolini Annette Catino providing care to more of getting cared for at Mary Ann Christopher ary. Growing up in Zambia, New York, own homes, while Boccolini advocates than 750,000 members. She’s an advo- home, instead of in the hospital. India and Ethiopia taught her to “connect for family-centered policies that expand cate for encouraging individuals to make She heads the state’s largest visiting with people, with issues and with differ- availability of nonhospital choices for the better nutrition and exercise choices to nurse association, which provides care to ent perspectives.” terminally ill. improve public health. more than 100,000 people in eight counties. “The biggest imperative for all health Camden care organizations right now is to come Sol Celgene Jeffrey Coalition of Healthcare Joel Center for State Health Policy, together and address the issues of health Barer Brenner Cantor Chairman, Providers Rutgers University care availability,” she said. The trend is CEO Medical director Executive director toward an interdisciplinary delivery of med- ical care, and nurses are the bridge between Celgene’s rise, Barer Brenner led a study Cantor has a major community social services and medical said, is one of “bravery, revealing that a lack of impact on the state’s expertise, she said. “Today we can care for adversity, humanity, access to primary care health policy debate. patients, in their homes, who five years ago disease, arrogance, altru- was behind excessive Through research and would have been in the intensive care unit.” ism, greed, naïveté and reliance on emergency conferences, he focuses Christopher also chairs the Robert ultimate redemption.” rooms in Camden, on such issues as where Wood Johnson Foundation’s nursing initia- The company was once where millions in New Jersey ranks on tive, which is addressing the state’s looming Sol Barer “barely able to keep the Je rey Brenner Medicaid and Medi- health care quality and Joel Cantor nurse shortage by training faculty in the lights on,” but succeeded in building an care funds are spent without improving spending, the movement to digital medi- state’s 42 nurse education programs. The empire on thalidomide after finding uses public health. The coalition is working to cal records, the impact of hospital closings initiative is fast-tracking scholars through for the controversial drug. Its market cap is expand primary care and break depen- and how to get more residents covered by school “to provide the nurses we need to nearly $30 billion. dence on the ER. health insurance. care for an aging population,” she said. Simone_NJBiz_Ad4:BP_HPTS_Ad 3/24/10 3:06 PM Page 1 Two new centrally located medical office buildings 100 Federal City Road, Lawrenceville • From 1,900 sf to 17,200 sf Lawrence Campus West (9.6 miles) (2.6 miles) (9.2 miles) Robert Wood Johnson Capital Health System Princeton Medical Center (5.4 miles) (11.4 miles) (5.6 miles) Capital Commons 4056 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville • From 1,600 sf to 6,900 sf remaining A Credit Union for Monmouth & Ocean County Healthcare Professionals I n v e s t e d i n yo u r s u c c e s sT M 866-750-0100 | firstf fcu.com 6 0 9 8 8 2 11 0 5 | w w w. s i m
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