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S. Jersey’s Kennedy Health renamed Jefferson Health after merger

The Kennedy Health name will disappear from the health system’s buildings as it transitions to Jefferson Health under the terms of a merger that became effective last month. The system’s three facilities will now be...

Former Bristol-Myers exec becomes SVP with Celldex

A former Bristol-Myers Squibb vice president has joined Hampton’s Celldex Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Margo Heath-Chiozzi will be the senior vice president of regulatory affairs for the drug company. She has more than 25 years of experience...

Integra wraps up $1B purchase of J&J neurosurgery unit

Medical technology leader Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. has completed its $1.045 billion acquisition of Codman Neurosurgery from Johnson & Johnson. “The addition of Codman Neurosurgery expands our global leadership position by creating one of the...

Health insurers ramp up efforts to reach individual, minority markets

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and AmeriHealth New Jersey are stepping up their efforts to market Affordable Care Act marketplace plans in the wake of the federal government’s 90 percent funding...

Quest Diagnostics acquires two Conn. hospitals’ lab services

Secaucus' Quest Diagnostics now has the outreach lab services operations of two Connecticut hospitals. Doctors and patients of the William W. Backus Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut, both of Hartford HealthCare, will now...

UnitedHealthcare names exec CEO of Medicaid division

UnitedHealthcare has named a new head of its Medicaid division, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Jersey. Jocelyn Chisholm Carter, who has been with the company for 13 years and most recently served as the CEO...

Hospital CEO sees parallels between struggles in Puerto Rico, Haiti

Holy Name Medical Center CEO Michael Maron sees the reports of Puerto Ricans struggling to get relief aid and supplies in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria with a different perspective than most. Maron...

Trinitas names $18.7M emergency dept. for CEO Horan

Trinitas Regional Medical Center has named its new $18.7 million emergency department after CEO and President Gary Horan. The 24,000-square-foot project increases Trintas’ bed capacity from 27 to 45, and adds new private treatment areas...

Quest Diagnostics buying N.J./N.Y.-area clinical lab provider

Quest Diagnostics is acquiring one of the country’s oldest clinical laboratories. The Secaucus-based provider of diagnostic information services has an agreement to take over Shiel Medical Laboratory from Fresenius Medical Care. Shiel is a clinical laboratory...

Biopharma firm Provention Bio names CFO, chief scientific officer

Lebanon-based Provention Bio Inc. has announced two new appointments. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to sourcing, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics aimed at intercepting and preventing immune-mediated disease, Thursday announced the appointment of Andrew Drechsler...

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Kislak sells Chatham mixed-use property for $2.35M

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Columbia Bank appoints Rinaldi as executive VP, corporate governance and culture

Columbia Financial and its wholly owned subsidiary, Columbia Bank, are pleased to announce the appointment of Mayra Rinaldi as executive vice president, corporate governance...

Ferrero Group to acquire Wells Enterprises, maker of ice cream brands Blue Bunny and...

Things just got a little sweeter at the Ferrero Group. The candy maker with its U.S. offices in Parsippany on Thursday said it acquired...