Nurses across New Jersey were walloped when the pandemic arrived, swept up in a vortex of death and trauma and grief. Witnessing death is part of the job.
New Jersey’s nurses, lauded as heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, have faced mixed results in labor negotiations with some of the state’s health systems this month. Unionized nurses have signed a new three-year contract with the state’s largest public hospital,
Hackensack Meridian Health has pushed back the planned shutdown of its decades-old onsite child care program for employees by three months after fierce criticism from staff and a union representing health care workers. READ MORE
Hackensack Meridian Health, under fire from employees and the community, will delay closing its child care centers until the end of the year, giving parents a three-month reprieve to find alternatives, the company said Tuesday. READ MORE
Emerson, NJ— Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) nurses and healthcare workers have relied on the childcare center at their hospital for decades. Now, Hackensack Meridian Health, the corporation that owns JSUMC, will close the center on September 30, 2022, leaving
The state budget Gov. Phil Murphy signed on June 30 dedicates $50 million toward a new University Hospital in Newark, the only public hospital in New Jersey. That may sound like a lot of money. But not to the union representing 1,400 nurses
The unions that represent tens of thousands of New Jersey’s essential workers, who put their lives at risk during the pandemic, failed to convince Trenton’s Democratic legislative leaders that their members were worthy of $100 million in hazard pay.
A new survey from the New Jersey Hospital Association says health care employees have experienced an increase in violence over the past three years. That physical and verbal abuse in hospitals comes mainly from patients.
Hailed as heroes two years ago, frontline health care workers in New Jersey are now facing growing levels of verbal threats, harassment and workplace violence — most of it from patients under their care.
Advocates are pushing for New Jersey’s only public hospital to receive some healthcare of its own.