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February 10, 2017

Member News:

The Herald-Mail Media reports that Fulton County Medical Center and Tri-State Community Health Center are exploring establishing an integrated network.

The Post-Gazette reports that Allegheny Health System announced a $115 million capital investment at Saint Vincent Hospital, with groundbreaking scheduled for May.

In a related article, WJET-TV also reports about the story.

The Erie Times-News reports that UPMC Hamot set a record for the most patients ever admitted in one day. HAP members cited

The Central Penn Business Journal reports about the new accountable care arrangement for Lancaster General Health and Capital BlueCross.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports, “St. Mary Medical Center has opened a new infusion suite for patients receiving chemotherapy and other intravenous medications.”

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Standard-Speaker reports that the local education and health services sectors realized a 2.7 percent growth in jobs during 2016 compared to the previous year.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Tribune-Review reports that Penn Highlands Healthcare is initializing a “linen team” to scrutinize the way its hospitals’ linens are cleaned.

National News:

The Washington Post reports that more than 350 organizations have sent a letter to President Trump expressing their support for the safety of vaccines.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about recent incidents of gun violence in or near U.S. hospitals.

The New York Times reports about Tom Price’s confirmation as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Health Reform:

The Associated Press reports that more than 12.2 million Americans have signed up for health care coverage this year.

The Times reports that Senator Casey spoke recently with reporters about how repeal might negatively affect Pennsylvania.

The Daily Item reports that major insurers may stop offering coverage via the federal marketplace amidst the uncertainty surrounding repeal and replace.

Opioids:

LancasterOnline reports about a new opioid treatment being used in Pennsylvania.

Health IT:

Healthcare DIVE reports about what the future may hold for electronic health records.

Medical News:

The Morning Call reports that the weekly number of flu cases in Pennsylvania dropped for the first time this season. Lehigh Valley Health Network cited

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