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December 4, 2017

Member News:

The Tribune-Democrat reports, “Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s expanding heart program has added a renowned expert to take it to the next level.”

The Times reports about Heritage Valley Beaver’s recognition for stroke treatment.

The Public Opinion reports about Summit Health’s healthy financial report for fiscal year 2017. HAP members cited

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the benefits of the area’s “meds and eds” to the regional economy.

A Daily Item opinion states, “Today, Evangelical Community Hospital stands strong in its home community and across the state.”


Home Health Care News reports about the “Connected Independence” senior smart home.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthDay News reports about “demanding health care consumers.”

State News:

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that Pennsylvania’s senior citizen population increased 13.5 percent from 2010 to 2016.

The Daily Item reports about Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals. HAP members and HAP cited

The Central Penn Business Journal reports about the newly formed Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Independent Doctors. HAP members and HAP cited

National News:

The Hill reports with an update about Senate Republican tax legislation.

CNN reports about CVS’ proposed acquisition of Aetna.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, in the first part of a four-part series, about the lack of support and resources for aging parents caring for adult children with disabilities.


WHYY reports about new state guidelines for prescribing opioids to children. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia cited

The Herald-Standard reports about a 40 percent increase in the area’s opioid-related crimes since 2007.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Bucks County Courier Times reports that local hospitals continue to manage a shortage of saline bags and other medical supplies from Puerto Rico. HAP members and HAP cited


HealthDay News reports, “Patients apparently are more likely to complain about younger doctors.”

Medical News:

The Associated Press reports about a new study that indicates that nearly half of cancer deaths in the U.S. are caused by smoking, poor diet, and other unhealthy behaviors.

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