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For Release:
September 16, 2008

Heather Howard

For Further Information Contact:
Donna Leusner or Marilyn Riley
(609) 984-7160

UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Briefing on Hospital Performance Report Rescheduled for Noon



Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard will discuss New Jerseyís 2008 Hospital Performance Report on a teleconference press briefing on Wednesday, September 17, at noon.

The report and related data charts will be available on the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services web site at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at

The report, one of the Department's initiatives to improve the quality of care in New Jersey, includes information on how well each hospital performs in treating heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and in treating patients undergoing surgery. †This year, the hospital report includes four new measures related to pneumonia care and care of surgical patients.

††††††††† To join in the teleconference, reporters may call 1-888-296-1938.† The participant code is 433259.

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