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May 17, 2017

Member News:

The Express reports that Geisinger Health System and Jersey Shore Hospital and Foundation announced the signing of an agreement to integrate Jersey Shore into Geisinger, pending approval.

The Daily Local News reports with an update about Chester County Hospital’s expansion project.

Penn State News reports about the launch of Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s new bike share program.

Quality and Patient Safety:

LancasterOnline reports about why health systems are putting doctor ratings on their websites. HAP members cited

The New York Times reports to consumers about maneuvering the emergency room.

FierceHealthcare reports about a new Consumer Reports study that suggests that hospitals perform too many C-sections.

HealthDay News reports that an older, more experienced doctor may not always be the best choice.

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports that increasing costs and savings shortfalls among American seniors could risk their future health.

The Patriot-News reports about the increasing number of suicides among individuals younger than 25.

Health Reform:

HealthLeaders Media reports about new survey results that suggest that physicians dislike the American Health Care Act even more than they dislike the Affordable Care Act.

Opioids:

The Reading Eagle reports about Governor Wolf’s letter to the Trump Administration stressing the importance of federal funding needed to battle the opioid crisis.

In a related article, Newsworks also reports about the story.

NJ.com reports about efforts among New Jersey hospitals to fight the opioid epidemic.

Emergency Preparedness:

A Philadelphia Inquirer physician columnist discusses the ongoing measles outbreak among mostly unvaccinated children in Minnesota.

Medicare and Medicaid:

The New York Times reports about Senate negotiations surrounding Medicaid.

Workforce:

A Patriot-News op-ed discusses the challenges of being a physician.

Medical News:

HealthDay News reports that Hepatitis C infections in the U.S. almost tripled during the past five years.

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