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October 11, 2017

Member News:

WFMZ-TV reports about the strategic partnership for transplant services between Temple University Hospital and St. Luke’s University Health Network.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Doylestown Health has teamed with the Beau Biden Foundation to train medical staff about child abuse.

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

The Temple News reports that Temple University Hospital, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are collaborating to study the effects of exercise on seniors’ health.

State Budget:

WHYY reports about the Governor’s plan to borrow to help fund the budget.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

Healthcare Dive reports about a study from the American Hospital Association indicating that hospitals’ value to the community outweighs the value of their tax exemption by a factor of 11 to one.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about wait times for follow-up care after emergency room visits.

Stateline reports about the role of mobile clinics in preventive care.

State News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. HAP cited

National News:

The Hill reports about the President’s announcement of an Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The New York Times reports that health care providers in Puerto Rico still are struggling to treat patients in the aftermath of the hurricanes.

Reuters reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned that there could be shortages of some pharmaceuticals because of power outages at facilities in Puerto Rico.

Opioids:

LancasterOnline reports that UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster and UPMC Pinnacle Lititz are participating in Lancaster’s RASE project, designed to stop the cycle of opioid addiction.

Flu Vaccine:

The Reading Eagle reports that local health officials are stressing the importance of flu vaccinations. Penn State Health St. Joseph cited

Workforce:

HealthLeaders Media reports about legislation that could help ease the international nurse shortage due to recruitment restrictions.

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