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March 16, 2017

Member News:

The Patriot-News reports via interview with Penn State Hershey Medical Center chief executive officer Dr. Craig Hillemeier about upcoming expansions and upgrades.

The Lewistown Sentinel reports about J.C. Blair Hospital’s support of the “80 percent by 2018” cancer screening initiative.

The Carlisle Sentinel reports about what the acquisition by PinnacleHealth System means for the future of Carlisle Regional Medical Center. HAP cited

The Altoona Mirror reports about expanded services at UPMC Altoona for patients with heart and blood vessel conditions.

State News:

LancasterOnline reports about the local impact of PinnacleHealth System’s proposed acquisition of Lancaster area hospitals.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports about local hospitals’ reactions to PinnacleHealth System’s proposed acquisitions.

National News:

The Washington Post reports about cuts contained in President Trump’s 2018 federal budget proposal.

In a related article, the Washington Post reports about the deep cuts to medical and science research under President Trump’s budget.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about corporate winners and losers in the proposed budget.

Health Reform:

Reuters reports that the proposed American Health Care Act cleared another hurdle in the House of Representatives with approval from the Budget Committee.

Kaiser Health News reports about how changes to the health law could affect community health needs assessments.

Health IT:

Healthcare DIVE reports that allowing patients to enter their visit agendas into their electronic health records could improve care outcomes.

Workforce:

Healthcare DIVE reports about the Association of American Medical Colleges’ projected estimates regarding the future shortage of physicians and nurses.

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