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February 13, 2017

Member News:

The Tribune-Review reports that the UPMC Mercy Burn Center is celebrating 50 years of serving the community.

The Meadville Tribune reports about Meadville Medical Center’s fiscal year end and its commitment to remaining independent.

The Sharon Herald reports about renovations at UPMC Horizon to keep up with an increasing number of patients.

The Sharon Herald reports about Sharon Regional Health System’s focus on improving and expanding patient care.

State Budget:

The Post-Gazette reports about how the uncertainty surrounding repeal and replace is influencing the state budget process.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Stateline reports about the challenges to providers of taking care of America’s diverse population.

National News:

The Post-Gazette reports that a growing West Virginia-based health system is putting pressure on nearby Pennsylvania hospitals for both patients and medical staff. HAP members cited

HealthLeaders Media reports about the funding that could be lost by safety net hospitals if the current health care law is repealed without a comparable alternative.

Health Reform:

USA Today reports about patient fears about losing health insurance coverage and provider uncertainty surrounding repeal and replace.

The New York Times reports that Republicans currently are working to shore up health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.

A U.S. News & World Report open letter to Secretary Price from Andy Slavitt encourages a focus on “incremental improvements that will make the health care system work better.”


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Crozer-Keystone Health System will open a 52-bed inpatient detoxification and drug rehabilitation unit at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

In related articles, MainLine Today and the Daily Times News also report about the story.

The Herald Mail-Media reports about overdose cases in area hospitals’ emergency rooms.


NPR reports about the country’s dependence on foreign doctors.

Medical News:

The New York Times reports with an update about national efforts to fight C. diff infections.

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