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January 10, 2018

Member News:

The Tribune-Review reports that Allegheny Health Network’s plans to build a regional cancer center at its Forbes Hospital campus received local approval.

The Republican Herald reports that the merger between St. Luke’s University Health Network and Blue Mountain Health System is complete.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

U.S. News & World Report reports to consumers about how to tap into the “hot” health care job market.


The New York Times reports about 3-D surgery.

National News:

The Morning Consult reports that Alex Azar, Trump’s pick for secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, “...supports testing new payment models for providers on a mandatory basis…”

In a related article, POLITICO reports that Azar is expected to be confirmed for the position.

The Post-Gazette reports that a newly signed Executive Order gives veterans access to individual therapy, peer support, and other mental health services.

Health Reform:

HealthLeaders Media reports about how the Department of Labor’s proposal to expand association health plans would further undermine the health insurance marketplace.

The Hill reports that Republicans will not be focusing on repealing the Affordable Care Act during 2018.


The Post-Gazette reports that Governor Wolf is expected to declare Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide emergency.

The Hill reports that Senate Democrats are seeking $25 billion to fight the opioid epidemic in the final budget agreement.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Associated Press reports that the shortage of IV fluids could become an issue for hospitals during this flu season.


The Dallas Morning News reports that Tenet Healthcare expects to cut about 700 additional jobs by the second quarter of 2018.

Medical News:

The Baltimore Sun reports about a new form of radiation treatment that could reduce the need for surgery to remove tumors in early stage cancers. Allegheny General Hospital cited

NPR reports that the nation is experiencing a very bad flu season.

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