News & Press Releases

Press Release

Hollywood Royalty Join Forces with GOCCNJ

Sep 2022

The Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ) has received a $195,000, one-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to address disparities in access to palliative care for minority populations living in New Jersey.

COVID19

Calls for legislative investigation into state’s handling of nursing homes

May 2020

NJ Spotlight News episode. A group of Republican Assembly members have submitted a request for a bipartisan special investigative committee to review the state’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic.

COVID19

5,368 dead and counting: An investigation of state failures as crisis rampaged through N.J. nursing homes

May 2020

This article investigates the state of COVID-19 on nursing homes and the government response in New Jersey.

COVID19

Universal COVID-19 testing coming to all long-term care facilities

May 2020

This article and video in NJ Spotlight News features Dr. David Barile interview on the importance of government intervention during the pandemic.

COVID19

N.J. will ask National Guard to help nursing homes decimated by the coronavirus

May 2020

Partially thanks to Dr. David Barile’s advocacy efforts, this article on NJ.com announces Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli decision to ask the National Guard to help New Jersey’s nursing homes respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID19

Princeton long-term care medical director: Reporting on nursing homes disheartening

Apr 2020

Dr. David Barile’s letter to the editor of the Planet Princeton.

COVID19

Send National Guard into N.J. nursing homes besieged by coronavirus, top doctor urges Murphy

Apr 2020

With nursing home residents making up 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in New Jersey, it’s time to deploy the national guard to any long-term care facility in peril, according to an open letter from David Barile, MD, featured on NJ.com.

COVID19

OPEN LETTER: Now is the Time

Apr 2020

As we are living in an unprecedented time, NOW is the time to discuss, decide and document your wishes for medical care. Please, help our medical staff offer heroic interventions to those who wish to have it, so we don’t burden those who wish to avoid it.

Press Release

Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey announces appointment of Jessica Israel, MD

Feb 2020

Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Israel, M.D. to their board of directors. Dr. Israel joins GOCCNJ’s board with over 20 years of experience in geriatric and palliative care medicine…

Press Release

GOCCNJ and Hackensack Meridian Health, JFK Medical Center Partner to Host Advance Care Planning Summit in Conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day

Apr 2019

This Inaugural Summit Meeting, leveraging the expertise of NJ’s thought leaders in advance care planning and palliative and hospice care, will help to address these educational gaps.

ARTICLE

NJ Governor’s Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care Submits Recommendations to the Governor and Legislature

Jan 2019

The Council’s report highlights the need to improve end-of-life care delivery in New Jersey. The Report emphasizes the importance of establishing patient priorities and defining goals of care both through effective communication and better utilization of palliative care is urgent.

GOCCNJ

Having the Tough Conversation Before It’s Too Late

OCT 2018

Article featuring GOCC leadership Lori Feldstein, Dave Barile and Gil Gordon, discussing a talk presented on November 13, 2018, at the Jewish Center in Princeton for the Conversation Sabbath.

Member News

MSNJ:
New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy

Jun 2018

The New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy is a joint initiative to build stronger leadership among physicians and executives from hospitals, post-acute providers and health plans.

COVID19

Coronavirus NJ: Secret tape recording, report ‘flaws’ bring nursing home review into question

Jun 2020

Article on New Jersey Herald over concerns about the state’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID19

In Hard-Hit New Jersey, COVID-19 Saddles Some Small Health Departments With Crushing Workload

May 2020

Article on ProPublica featuring Dr. David Barile and the state of the pandemic response in New Jersey, including its devastating effects on nursing homes.

COVID19

State Turns to Outside Experts to Lend a Hand at COVID-19-Wracked Nursing Homes

May 2020

Article on NJ Spotlight News highlights Dr. David Barile’s continuing efforts to push for more government intervention and accountability on nursing homes during the pandemic.

COVID19

Coronavirus NJ: Hard-hit nursing homes failed infection control, staffing

May 2020

Featuring Dr. David Barile’s advocacy efforts, this article on the Asbury Park Press highlights the devastating impact of COVID-19 in nursing homes.

COVID19

Amid Pandemic, It’s Time to Face a Chore We Often Avoid

Apr 2020

How COVID-19 underscores the importance of doing something experts say many of us delay: putting end-of-life wishes down on paper. Article on NorthJersey.com, featuring Dr. David Barile reinforcing the need for the POLST form during the pandemic.

COVID19

NJ Reports 125 New Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes. Murphy Sending in National Guard?

Apr 2020

Article and video from NJ Advance Media for NJ.com on coronavirus in New Jersey: Update on April 18, 2020

Press Release

GOCCNJ Offers Help on How to Discuss, Decide & Document Your Wishes for Medical Care

Apr 2020

As Healthcare Professionals plan for COVID-19, you should, too. GOCCNJ and Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice (a member of GOCCNJ) are offering free daily webinars to help educate those high-risk populations and their family medical decision-makers about the importance of discussing and documenting their wishes for medical care.

COVID19

Geriatric Physician Urges You to Prepare Now If You Get Seriously Ill with COVID-19

Apr 2020

“Now is the time for individuals to take an active role in their health by making decisions about future medical care. Please, help medical staff offer heroic interventions to those who wish to have it, so they don’t burden those who wish to avoid it,” implores Dr. Barile.

Press Release

Addressing Health Disparities in End-of-Life Care Among Minority Populations in New Jersey

Apr 2019

GOCCNJ has launched a new educational program that will address the significant disparities in access to advance care planning services and palliative care among the minority patient populations in NJ.

ARTICLE

Does New Jersey Need to Augment End-of-Life Care?

Apr 2019

Experts at NJ Spotlight roundtable answer in the affirmative, note benefits of aid-in-dying laws.

Press Release

GOCC NJ Awarded RWJ Foundation Grant to Address Health Disparities in End-of-Life Care

Nov 2018

The Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ) has received a $195,000, one-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to address disparities in access to palliative care for minority populations living in New Jersey.

GOCCNJ

4Step iCare Plan

Jun 2018

Developed by Goals of Care Coalition of NJ, the 4Step iCare Plan is an individualized advance care plan that has a simple 4-step approach to help you make difficult medical decisions. In addition to the video series available on our website, the plan can be downloaded as a PDF document.

Member News

Leading Age:
Advocacy in Action

Jun 2018

Read about the latest news in advocacy from LeadingAge New Jersey.

ARTICLE

Do We Need to Talk?

Apr 2018

Lilo H. Stainton writes on NJ Spotlight about the push to increase end-of-life planning in NJ. Proponents point to higher rate of aggressive medical treatment and higher costs for patients nearing death in the Garden State.