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EAST NOR­RI­TON, Pa.—

The Al­bert Ein­stein Health­care Net­work, Philadel­phia, and the 166-bed Mont­gomery Hos­pi­tal Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Norristown, Pa., re­ceived U.S. Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Ur­ban Devel­op­ment in­surance on a $292.5 mil­lion loan to build a hos­pi­tal in East Nor­ri­ton, sched­uled to open by fall 2012. The hos­pi­tal, named the New Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, will in­clude 146 beds, in­clud­ing an eight-bed neona­tal in­ten­sive-care unit and a 20-bed ob­stet­ric unit, HUD said, and will cre­ate 450 full-time jobs and of­fer emer­gency medicine; gen­eral medicine and surgery; car­di­ol­ogy; ob­stet­rics and gy­ne­col­ogy; on­col­ogy; or­tho­pe­dics; in­ter­ven­tional ra­di­ol­ogy, vas­cu­lar and car­di­ol­ogy ser­vices; car­diac surgery and catheter­i­za­tion; neona­tal in­ten­sive care; and ad­vanced elec­tro­phys­i­ol­ogy.

GREAT NECK, N.Y.—

North Shore-Long Is­land Jewish Health Sys­tem said it has cre­ated a Pop­u­la­tion Health Depart­ment and named Jac­que­line Mo­line as its vice pres­i­dent and chair­woman, the sys­tem said in a news re­lease. The depart­ment will re­cruit oc­cu­pa­tional physi­cians and nurse prac­ti­tion­ers, epi­demi­ol­o­gists, in­dus­trial hy­gien­ists, an in­dus­trial psy­chol­o­gist, and an er­gonomist. It will pro­mote re­search and in­ter­ven­tions to ex­am­ine how life­style and jobs can af­fect health. The depart­ment will also de­velop health and well­ness strate­gies, the sys­tem said. Mo­line was pre­vi­ously vice chair­woman and as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor at the Mount Si­nai School of Medicine’s depart­ment of pre­ven­tive medicine.

New Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter is sched­uled to open by fall 2012.

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