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November 13, 2017

Member News:

The Citizen’s Voice reports about Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center newly opened ten-bed observation unit.

The Meadville Tribune reports about Meadville Medical Center’s newly remodeled coffee and gift shop.

The Times News reports about the official opening of the Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

The Tribune-Review reports that Allegheny Health Network will open a new primary care office.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Lehigh Valley Business reports about a new resource center for veterans, courtesy of a new Lehigh Valley Health Network partnership.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports about an “alarming” new study that links an increased risk of death with lower readmission rates for certain types of patients.

State News:

The Centre Daily Times reports about growth for Penn State in its medical research.

The Tribune-Democrat reports with an update about the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health’s goal of making the region healthier. HAP members cited

A Post-Gazette opinion discusses why state Senate Bill 637 would harm patients and threaten Pennsylvania’s life-sciences industry.

National News:

HealthLeaders Media reports about the big financial hit that 340B hospitals will take when the payment reduction goes into effect during January.

Bloomberg reports that President Trump nominated former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary.

Reuters reports that President Trump is pushing for repeal of the individual mandate as part of tax reform legislation.

Health Reform:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the rush by area residents to sign up for health insurance for 2018 coverage.

Flu Vaccine:

The Intelligencer reports about getting your flu shot as area hospitals begin seeing sporadic seasonal flu cases. HAP members cited

Workforce:

HealthDay News reports, “Burnout is common among medical residents training to be surgeons…”

The Star Tribune (Minnesota) reports about the surging demand for postpartum doulas.

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