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January 22, 2019

Member News:

LancasterOnline reports that Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is moving ahead with plans for a new facility.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that St. Luke’s University Health Network received a telemedicine grant to help improve care at its soon-to-open Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital – Orwigsburg.

NorthcentralPA reports that UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven received recertification as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.

State Budget:

The Reading Eagle reports that the state budget process will include performance-based budgeting for some state agencies.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Northwestern Press reports that Geisinger St. Luke’s expects to fill 200 local jobs by the time it opens.

The Valley News Dispatch reports about Allegheny Valley Hospital’s 110 years of serving the community.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about a newly released patient safety curriculum announced by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. HAP members cited

State News:

The Pennsylvania Business Report and PennWatch report about the proposed rule change that could allow for "venue shopping" for medical liability claims. HAP cited

National News:

FierceHealthcare reports about health care-related relief for furloughed federal workers, including free dental care at Temple University’s dental school.

HealthLeaders Media reports that the average inpatient stay in the U.S. costs more than $22,000.

The Huffington Post reports that rural hospitals are closing faster in states that have not expanded their Medicaid coverage.

Health Reform:

The Washington Post reports about concerns among private health insurers, hospitals, and doctors about Medicare-for-All proposals.

Opioids:

USA Today reports about treating overdose victims in the emergency department. University of Pennsylvania cited

POLITICO reports about the challenges for patients trying to access substance use disorder treatment.

Medicare and Medicaid:

WESA reports about hospital prices posted online. HAP members and HAP cited

In a related article, CBS News also reports about the story. St. Luke’s University Health Network cited

Medical News:

HealthLeaders Media reports, “Cardiac arrest patients would benefit from a regionalized system of care similar to tiered trauma centers…”

NBC News reports that measles outbreaks are becoming more common in communities with low vaccination rates.

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