Dec 4 2013

New Jersey sets the mark

Last week, two of New Jersey’s healthcare leaders took the opportunity of the holiday season to remind the state’s residents of the importance of discussing medical wishes and advance care planning. Mary E. Dowd, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, and Betsy Ryan, president and CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), are encouraging New Jerseyites to not only think about what options they would prefer in a healthcare crisis, but also to discuss their wishes for medical care preferences – in a more general way – with their families, to avoid stress and uncertainty later.

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