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May 16, 2017

Member News:

The Kittanning Paper reports that ACMH Hospital recently erected a flag to raise awareness about the importance of organ donations.

WTAJ-TV reports about Conemaugh Nason Medical Center’s new look.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Pittsburgh Patch reports about the “booming” health care career field. HAP members cited

Technology:

FierceHealthcare reports that patients may be discharged faster when emergency room physicians receive lab results on their smartphones.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Phoenixville News reports about the annual health and wellness event hosted by Phoenixville Hospital’s Healthy Woman Program.

National News:

The Hill reports, “The Trump administration is working on actions it can take without Congress to fight high drug prices…”

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about dramatic differences in life expectancy across the U.S.

Health Reform:

NPR reports about the 13-member Senate Republican committee working on repeal and replace legislation in closed meetings.

The New York Times reports about why some Americans are anxious to see the Affordable Care Act repealed.

Opioids:

The Carlisle Sentinel reports about how proposed Medicaid cuts would impact Pennsylvania’s opioid treatment programs.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that emergency rooms are getting people into opioid treatment programs. HAP members cited

Emergency Preparedness:

CBS Philadelphia reports that St. Mary Medical Center recently held a mock trauma event to highlight the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.

The Atlantic reports about the increasing number of fentanyl overdose cases and the dangers to first responders.

Workforce:

The Public Opinion reports about the nurse shortage. Summit Health cited

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