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Today's News Clips

July 18, 2018

Member News:

The Philadelphia Tribune reports that Dr. Michael Magro, Jr. has been named Nazareth Hospital’s president.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will open Matt’s Maker Space for patients to learn problem-solving skills.

The Sentinel reports that three Geisinger Holy Spirit medical offices will move to a new Carlisle location.

Penn State News reports that Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has performed its 500th heart transplant surgery.

The Morning Call reports that Coordinated Health plans to build a new 24-room hospital to open in 2020.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Reading Eagle reports about Reading Hospital’s new program to get residents active and explore nature.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the Public Health Management Corporation partnered with local hospitals to open a new respite facility for homeless residents. HAP members cited


The Columbus Dispatch reports about smart hospitals.

National News:

USA Today reports about an increase in lawsuits related to negative social media reviews regarding health care.

Reuters reports that Bill Gates and Leonard Lauder will fund the launch of the Diagnostics Accelerator program through the Alzheimer’s Drug Discover Foundation.

FierceHealthcare reports about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule to “restore the doctor-patient relationship.”

Health Reform:

The Centre Daily Times reports that Maine’s governor is fighting a court order requiring him to roll-out voter-approved Medicaid expansion.

Medicare and Medicaid:

HealthLeaders Media reports about proposed changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System during 2019.

The Hill reports that the American Hospital Association will refile its lawsuit to reverse cuts to the 340B program.

Insurance and Managed Care:

RevCycle Intelligence reports that larger health systems entering the health insurance market could be the wave of the future. Geisinger Health cited


The York Daily Record reports about the financial opportunities for those going into nursing.

Becker’s ASC Review reports that Penn Highlands Healthcare’s new construction project will create 400 new jobs.


Modern Healthcare reports about a survey of hospitals showing that inpatient volumes continue to decrease due to the use of outpatient services for orthopedic and urological procedures.

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