Health Commissioner

Hahnemann University Hospital
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Steve Tawa
June 27, 2019 - 2:55 pm
For the latest, read " Hahnemann University Hospital employees march to CEO's home in protest ." ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has ordered Hahnemann University Hospital and its owners to cease and desist plans to close the hospital, as of Thursday...
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Hahnemann University Hospital rally
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June 27, 2019 - 7:39 am
UPDATED: 3:15 p.m. Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the state has ordered Hahnemann to cease and desist plans to close the hospital, as of Thursday afternoon. To read more, click here . ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of nurses, union members and lawmakers...
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New Jersey health commissioner
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David Madden
June 25, 2019 - 5:10 pm
EWING, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey needs a new health commissioner, and Gov. Phil Murphy intends to pull off a job swap of sorts. Shereef Elnahal, the current health commissioner, is leaving to take on the role of CEO at University Hospital, a state-owned facility in Newark, next month. The...
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Medical marijuana.
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Ian Bush
April 30, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Early this year, New Jersey approved the use of medical marijuana to help treat opioid addiction, and the state health commissioner is encouraged by the results. “Medical marijuana is a useful adjunct that helps them bridge faster into recovery," said Dr. Shereef...
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David Madden
April 04, 2019 - 2:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As New Jersey legislators wrestle with whether to legalize adult-use marijuana, health officials in the state have issued a report suggesting that demand for medical marijuana is high enough that the program must expand to help those in need. There are a half-dozen...
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The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Ringwood Avenue in Haskell, NJ.
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David Madden
November 16, 2018 - 12:50 pm
FORDS, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Health Department has confirmed an 11th fatality from a deadly strain of a viral infection at a critical care pediatric facility in Passaic County. State officials are stepping up efforts to get things under control. There are now 34 confirmed cases of...
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