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August 9, 2017

Member News:

Main Line Today reports about events and focused initiatives this month at area hospitals aimed at educating and inspiring new moms. HAP members cited

An Evening Sun opinion by WellSpan Health President and CEO Kevin H. Mosser, MD, elaborates about WellSpan’s long-term commitment to the community.

State Budget:

The Sharon Herald reports about the budget.

The Post-Gazette reports that a coalition of business groups opposes energy taxes in the Senate-passed revenue plan.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Politico reports about the U.S. health care system’s “segregation of mental health care from the rest of medical care.”

State News:

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that non-profit CHI St. Joseph Children's Health will open a new behavioral health facility.

National News:

HealthLeaders Media reports that the death of a New York City physician highlights the “breadth and severity of mental illness among clinicians.”

HealthLeaders Media reports about the 2017-2018 Best Hospitals listing.

In related articles, the Lehigh Valley Business and the Philly Voice report about local hospitals that made the list. HAP members cited

Health Reform:

The Daily Item reports about Senator Casey’s recent visit to Evangelical Community Hospital to discuss the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

HealthLeaders Media reports that some Americans could face insurance premium increases as high as 81 percent from state exchanges.

Opioids:

The Revenue Cycle Daily Advisor reports about the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis’ recommendations to the Trump Administration.

In a related article, the Washington Post reports that the Trump Administration is not ready to declare a national emergency.

Emergency Preparedness:

A Daily Times editorial reports about another violent weekend stating, “Crozer Chester Medical Center was swamped.”

Health IT:

Fierce Healthcare reports, “Using a real-time dashboard that gathers information from the EHR system, Lehigh Valley Health Network is streamlining how it manages patient flow...”

Insurance and Managed Care:

Kaiser Health News reports about employer-sponsored insurance coverage.

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

Workforce:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that wellness programs can increase companies’ operational productivity.

Healthcare Dive reports about the need for diversity in the hospital hiring process.

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