The following is the New Jersey Nursing Initiative (NJNI) weekly news roundup, highlighting nursing and health care stories from around the state.
Keeping Coalitions Together to Help Improve Community Health (NJ Spotlight)
Overcoming the many factors that can make community coalitions unsustainable is the focus of a new grant program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Plainsboro-based organization that is the largest foundation in the country focused solely on health. The Communities Moving to Action program aims to help 10 community coalitions across the state build the coordination and cooperation needed to make a lasting difference in a wide range of areas affecting health.
Janet L. Ready Named President of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (Planet Princeton)
Janet Ready, an executive and registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in health care administration, has been named president of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro and senior vice president of the hospital’s parent company, Princeton HealthCare System.
N.J.’s hospitals move up to 4th in safety, according to Leapfrog score (NJ Biz)
New Jersey now ranks fourth nationwide on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score, with 52 percent of the state’s acute care general hospitals getting an “A” grade for safety, according to the nonprofit Leapfrog Group, which gives safety letter grades of “A” to “F” to 2,500 hospitals nationwide.