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October 6, 2017

Member News:

The Herald Mail-Media reports that Fulton County Medical Center’s new Center for Advanced Medicine received a $500,000 donation from a local family foundation.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that a $2 million gift will help WellSpan Health create a new wellness center.

WENY-TV (New York) reports that Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Troy Hospital have been accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports, “Kennedy Health’s South Jersey hospitals are getting new names following the health system's merger last month with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.”

The Herald-Standard reports that Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Center for Children’s Rehabilitation Services is celebrating ten years of serving the community.

WBRE-TV reports about Geisinger’s new biocontainment unit.

The Olean Times Herald (New York) reports about the status of the affiliation of Kaleida Health and Upper Allegheny Health System.

State Budget:

The Post-Gazette reports that Governor Wolf will veto a budget-related bill that would include a work-search requirement in the Medicaid program.

The Associated Press reports about the “collapse” of state budget negotiations.

Technology:

FierceHealthcare reports about the digitized hospital of the future.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports, “A new research review reveals that high-deductible health plans lower costs by reducing enrollees’ use of health care services—including preventive care.”

State News:

LancasterOnline and the Times Leader report about the recent report about sepsis cases.

National News:

The Hill reports about efforts to move forward with federal CHIP funding.

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NPR reports about September’s decrease of U.S. jobs, likely linked to the recent storms.

NPR reports about the challenging conditions in Puerto Rico’s hospitals.

Health Reform:

The Hill reports that advocacy groups are mobilizing for a large nationwide enrollment campaign.

Opioids:

HealthDay News reports that new U.S. hospital overdose data suggests that more drug addicts are turning from prescription opioid painkillers to heroin.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Tribune-Review and WPXI-TV report about a recent preparedness event at UPMC Presbyterian.

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