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September 5, 2019

Member News:

The Citizens’ Voice reports about the new Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center.

WICU-TV reports that Magee-Womens Research Institute is expanding.

The Penn State News reports about the master plan for Penn State Health’s new acute care hospital.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

NorthcentralPA.com reports that Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger have entered into a joint venture with others to create a wellness hub for the community.

State News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about local leaders named to the state board that will create and manage Pennsylvania’s health insurance exchange.

The Tribune-Review reports that Pennsylvania was awarded a $2.25 million federal grant to study maternal deaths.

National News:

TIME reports about mumps outbreaks among immigrants detained in U.S. facilities in 19 states.

Kaiser Health News reports about “bargain” priced dentistry services available outside of the U.S.

The Hill reports that New York City has declared an end to the city’s largest measles outbreak in three decades.

The Hill reports that the drug industry’s public approval rating is at a record low.

Opioids:

The Daily Item reports that Pennsylvania’s opioid prescriptions dropped 25 percent after implementation of the monitoring database.

Emergency Preparedness:

HealthDay News reports that a new poll indicates that many older Americans aren’t prepared for a natural disaster.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about hospital disaster preparedness.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about substantial changes proposed for obtaining and maintaining Medicare billing privileges.

Workforce:

FierceHealthcare reports about gender-based differences in general surgery resident salaries.

Medical News:

The Tribune-Review reports about concern among doctors about the increase in vaping-related lung illnesses.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that vaping now has been linked to severe lung illness in 25 states.

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