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May 15, 2017

Member News:

LancasterOnline reports that Lancaster General Hospital achieved the nation’s lowest heart failure readmission rate.

The Times-Tribune reports that Moses Taylor Hospital’s orthopedic program has received national spine surgery quality certification from the Joint Commission.

Quality and Patient Safety:

NPR reports about ethnic and racial disparities in sudden infant deaths in the U.S.

State News:

The Lehigh Valley Business reports about hospital mergers and efficiency. HAP members and HAP cited

The Morning Call reports that the Pennsylvania ACLU has renewed a lawsuit against the state about mental health care for inmates.

In a related article, the Associated Press also reports about the story.

National News:

Politico reports about possible GOP cuts to programs supporting the poor.

Reuters reports with an update about the worldwide cyber attack.

Politico reports about the Trump Administration’s support for improving access for prenatal, maternal, and newborn care.

Health Reform:

CNN reports about early obstacles in the Senate’s negotiations to create a health care bill.

Forbes reports that a newly released analysis shows that children’s hospitals will face funding reductions and credit risks with cuts to Medicaid and CHIP.

The Hill reports, “A rival group of Republican senators is seeking leverage to influence the direction of the Senate’s ObamaCare replacement bill.”

Opioids:

The Pocono Record reports about new state opioid prescribing guidelines for orthopedics and sports medicine. Temple University’s School of Medicine cited

The Atlantic reports about a link between depression and opioid use.

Workforce:

FierceHealthcare reports about workplace factors that influence physician burnout.

Medical News:

The Morning Call reports about the possibility of a worse-than-average tick season in Pennsylvania.

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