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July 12, 2017

Member News:

The Express reports about the newly named Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports with an update about PinnacleHealth System’s plans for Memorial Hospital.

The Bradford Era reports that, for the second year, Upper Allegheny Health System, representing Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital, has been named among the nation’s Most Wired.

State Budget:

The Patriot-News reports with an update about budget negotiations.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Post-Gazette reports that UPMC’s proposed facility in South Fayette would create more than 500 jobs and generate about $559,510 annually in local taxes.

Technology:

HealthLeaders Media reports about the promise of precision medicine.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Kaiser Health News reports about the safety and ethics of overlapping surgeries.

National News:

FierceHealthcare reports that many patients now record conversations with their doctors, with or without permission.

Health Reform:

The Washington Post reports about insurers’ response opposing the newly proposed “consumer freedom amendment” which allows for the sale of cheap health plans that don’t meet current requirements.

The Associated Press reports with an update about new Senate Republication health care legislation.

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

FierceHealthcare reports about health care CEOs’ opposition to the Republican legislation.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports, “Both Republican voters and the general public want legislators to work together in a bipartisan effort to reform health care, two new polls show.”

Opioids:

The Associated Press reports that more than 60 people were treated during a weekend for synthetic marijuana overdoses in Lancaster.

The Sharon Herald reports about Pennsylvania’s new program to help dispose of unused medications.

Medicare and Medicaid:

The Post-Gazette reports, “Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled General Assembly is considering significant changes to the state’s Medicaid program.”

Modern Healthcare reports that Medicare is increasing oversight of ambulatory surgery centers with new quality measures.

Workforce:

The Reading Eagle reports about a nurse rally.

Medical News:

A Times Leader physician columnist discusses taking breaks from or limiting social media use. Geisinger cited

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