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March 14, 2017

Member News:

NorthcentralPA reports that Evangelical Community Hospital has acquired Central Penn Interventional Pain Medicine.

The Observer reports that New York officials have approved the active parent model for Upper Allegheny Health System and Kaleida Health.

State Budget:

The Patriot-News reports with an update about state budget meetings.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WHAG-TV reports about how Summit Health’s Waynesboro Hospital is working to build a healthier community through free health fairs.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Washington Post reports about apologizing for medical mistakes.

HealthLeaders Media reports about this year’s Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns identified by the ECRI Institute.

National News:

The NJ Spotlight reports that New Jersey has saved hundreds of millions of dollars on hospital support since the Affordable Care Act took full effect.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has expressed concern about the American Health Care Act in letters to Congress.

The Associated Press reports that Seema Verma has been confirmed to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

A Hill opinion supports ending the ban on physician-owned hospitals.

USA Today reports about President Trump’s plan to reorganize the federal government to reduce wasteful spending.

Health Reform:

The Post-Gazette reports about the newly released analysis about the Republican health care plan.

In related articles, NPR and the New York Times also report about new information.

Kaiser Health News reports with highlights of the analysis.

A New York Times editorial also comments about the story.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Daily Item reports about a workplace violence incident at a local hospital.

The Sentinel reports about planned active shooter event training at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Workforce:

A Tribune-Democrat editorial states, “In smaller communities across the nation, hospitals are having to come up with creative ways to attract doctors.” HAP members cited

Medical News:

The Miami Herald reports about the increasing number of patients with hearing loss across the U.S. as the population ages.

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