Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
June 28, 2002
R. Lacy, M.D.
Further Information Contact:
Laura Otterbourg or Dennis McGowan
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TRENTON - Finding
acute care services in New Jersey has been made easier with the
launching today of the Department of Health and Senior Services'
new web-based database of hospitals and other health care facilities.
The new site is at www.state.nj.us/health/hcsa/hospitalsearch/.
The database can be searched by town, county, and facility name
or type. It includes information on licensed general, rehabilitation,
psychiatric and specialized hospitals; ambulatory care facilities;
hospice and home health care providers; and residential substance
abuse centers. Under ambulatory care are providers of 17 different
services including outpatient surgery, chronic hemodialysis, drug
treatment, MRI and primary care.
Each entry on the database includes the facility's name, address,
telephone number and license expiration date. Additional information
on specific facilities, such as number of licensed beds and specific
services provided, can also be accessed through the database. The
site also links to the Department's long-term care facility searchable
database launched late last year.
"The new web-based database of hospitals and other health care
facilities is a key element in our efforts to provide New Jersey
health care consumers easy-to-access information on vital services
available to them within their communities," said Health and
Senior Services Commissioner Clifton R. Lacy, M.D.
The new database is part of a total re-design of the department's
acute care website. The new format makes popular consumer products,
such as the HMO Performance Report, the Cardiac Surgery Report Card
and Acute Care Facility Fines and Enforcement Actions, easier to
locate on-line. The acute care homepage is at www.state.nj.us/health/hcsa/.