LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.-Anthony P. Caggiano Jr., M.D., a leader in the nationwide fight against short maternity stays, was elected president of the Medical Society of New Jersey, succeeding Louis L. Keeler, M.D., at the 9,500-member society's annual meeting on May 1. Caggiano, an obstetrician/gynecologist from Glen Ridge, N.J., and assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, is past president of the Essex County Medical Society and the New Jersey Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. Pushed by Caggiano and the state medical societies, New Jersey last year became the second state in the nation, behind Maryland, to pass legislation mandating minimum 48-hour hospital stays for vaginal deliveries and 96-hour hospital stays for Caesarean-section births.
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