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September 9, 2019

Member News:

The Buffalo Business First reports, “Nearly a year after his appointment on an interim basis, Brian Durniok has been named president at UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown.”

In a related article, the Post-Journal also reports about the story.

State Budget:

The Patriot-News reports that state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is offering employees voluntary buyouts to trim costs.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Morning Call reports that Lehigh Valley Health Network helped to fund new technology for first responders to better care for heart attack patients.

Technology:

WHTM-TV reports about state-of-the-art cancer care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Citizens’ Voice reports about Geisinger’s focus on caring for the area’s seniors.

STAT reports about differences among ambulance transports to emergency room locations possibly linked to race.

State News:

MyChesCo reports about state efforts to ensure Pennsylvania’s children have access to healthy foods and places to exercise.

The Center Square reports about challenges of providing high-speed broadband access in the state’s rural areas.

National News:

FierceHealthcare reports about lawmakers’ return to health care-related issues and proposed legislation.

FierceHealthcare reports that a new report from UnitedHealth highlights the high cost of administering injected or infused specialty drugs in hospitals.

Healthcare Dive reports that patients forced to drive further to a hospital because of a local closure risk negative health outcomes, according to a new study.

Health Reform:

FierceHealthcare reports about increasing physician support for the Affordable Care Act.

Opioids:

The Associated Press reports, “Pennsylvania will receive another $75 million in federal aid to fight the opioid-addiction crisis…”

Workforce:

The Patriot-News reports about the shortage of psychiatrists in conjunction with increasing cases of depression and suicide.

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