Archive for Tag: Bethanne McCarthy Patrick

Inspira steps in to save South Jersey hospital, Salem County lawmakers applaud

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Beth Sawyer and Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, champions of Inspira Health’s takeover of Salem Medical Center, say the acquisition announced Friday will greatly benefit residents of Salem County and the hospital’s health care workers. Located in Mannington Township, Salem Medical Center will now be known as...

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Glassboro-Camden rail line won’t solve commuter woes, but other projects will, says South Jersey lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – South Jersey Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick wants the money earmarked for the 18-mile Glassboro-Camden light-rail line to be reallocated to other pressing infrastructure projects that would help relieve traffic congestion and ease commutes for those living and working in Gloucester and Camden counties. “South Jersey doesn’t...

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South Jersey lawmakers to Murphy: Stop burdensome, discriminatory school Covid testing

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Ed Durr, and Assemblywomen Beth Sawyer and Bethanne McCarthy Patrick want Gov. Phil Murphy to rescind his executive order that requires school staff and teachers who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to submit to once or twice weekly testing. The freshman legislators argue that...

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McCarthy Patrick solution for school staffing crisis allows retired bus drivers, lunch aides, custodians to return to work

TRENTON, N.J. – As schools struggle to find bus drivers who can safely transport kids and custodians who can sanitize classrooms, Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick eyes an opportunity for retired non-instructional staff. To help alleviate the pandemic-exacerbated staff shortages in schools, she recently introduced a bill that would allow...

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New lawmaker and EMT says Murphy’s vaccination orders hurt health care heroes and a hemorrhaging industry

TRENTON, N.J. – Newly sworn-in Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick knows a lot about front-line health care – she has been living it for three decades as an emergency medical technician and former firefighter. The already fragile industry now faces a bigger crisis, she warns, as the vaccine mandate handed...

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