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January 8, 2018

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Jennersville Hospital installed a new president and CEO this week when Ronnie Ursin took over the post.

The Intelligencer reports that Doylestown Hospital is offering a mental health education program.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Heritage Valley Health System is expanding.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WICU-TV reports about UPMC Hamot’s investment in the community.

WICU-TV reports that Millcreek Community Hospital stepped up to host an emergency blood drive to help with the critical shortage.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The RevCycle Intelligence reports about three strategies to reduce hospital readmission rates.

National News:

Kaiser Health News reports that, even though CHIP funding was approved, many states will run out of money after January 19.

The New York Times reports that lawmakers plan to increase the budget for the National Institutes of Health to fund research.

Health Reform:

The Associated Press reports, “Democrats are shifting to offense on health care…”

Opioids:

The Beaver County Times reports, in the first of a four-part series, about the opioid epidemic.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Altoona Mirror reports about the new deal between UPMC and Highmark.

In a related article, Lancaster Online also reports about the story.

Workforce:

HealthLeaders Media reports that 51 percent of nurses say patient care is rewarding but workplace politics and lack of respect from some coworkers make their careers difficult.

Healthcare Dive reports that an American Medical Association report shows job growth for physicians most likely will not meet demand.

Medical News:

Fierce Healthcare reports about a new study suggesting that alternative therapies for mild infections could help reduce antibiotic resistance.

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