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Today's News Clips

December 7, 2018

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Penn Medicine CEO Ralph Muller is a 2018 Most Admired CEO Lifetime Achievement Award winner. (Subscription required)

WTAJ-TV reports about new names for two area rehabilitation hospitals. HAP members cited

The Morning Call reports about Lehigh Valley Health Network’s annual public meeting and fiscal year-end financial reports.

The Tribune-Review reports that Heritage Valley Health System has opened a new ConvenientCare clinic.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Daily Local News reports about Chester County Hospital’s successful efforts to create a Spanish Language Diabetes Prevention Program.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Pocono Record reports about the value of palliative care. St. Luke’s University Health Network cited

State News:

The Pennsylvania Business Report reports that less than 10 percent of the state meets the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum speed for broadband connectivity.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about Philadelphia’s “buy local” initiative.

National News:

CNBC reports that Walgreens has launched a next-day prescription delivery service.

Healthcare Dive reports about opposition to proposed changes to the public charge rule.

Forbes reports about the Farm Bill’s winners and losers.

Healthcare Dive reports about Amazon as the “health care disruptor” of the year.

The Hill reports that the House has approved a two-week spending plan.

Health Reform:

The Morning Call reports that Pennsylvania health insurance enrollments at HealthCare.gov are down 23 percent compared to last year.

The New York Times reports about this year’s decrease in marketplace enrollments.


The Associated Press reports that naloxone will be provided free at 80 locations in Pennsylvania to any state resident from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 13.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Jefferson Health has joined the Medicaid Transformation Project.


Reuters reports about the country’s reliance on foreign-born health care professionals.

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