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January 11, 2018

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Crozer-Keystone Health System has entered into a partnership with the Global Neurosciences Institute to provide “clinically advanced” brain and spine services.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports, “Jefferson Hospital's bariatric program has moved to a new location as part of Allegheny Health Network's Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.”

The Tribune-Review reports that Excela Health is opening a new ambulatory care center.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Lehigh Valley Live reports that Easton Hospital has donated life-saving tourniquets to local police departments.

The Intelligencer reports that Doylestown Hospital is starting a series of free community educational programs about mental health facts and available resources.

Technology:

Forbes and the Sun-Gazette report about the popularity of Geisinger’s MyCode program.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Bucks Local News reports that St. Mary Medical Center is above the national average for key heart attack measures.

The Daily Local News reports that Chester County Hospital has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the second consecutive year.

State News:

The Morning Call reports that hospitals and others are required to report certain opioid-related cases to the state Health Department resulting from Governor Wolf's state disaster declaration.

The Post-Gazette reports that a panel of federal judges upheld Pennsylvania’s congressional district map.

National News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about 2017 accomplishments shared by U.S. hospital and health system CEOs, including Pennsylvania Hospital’s Theresa Larivee.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about the U.S. infant mortality rate compared to other countries.

The Morning Consult reports that Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are calling for an overhaul of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

The Hill reports with an update about CHIP funding.

The Post-Gazette reports that a bipartisan group of lawmakers is preparing legislation that restricts prescriptions for opioids.

Opioids:

The Meadville Tribune reports about Governor Wolf’s declaration of the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency in Pennsylvania.

In a related article, the Daily Item also reports about the story. HAP members cited

Medicare and Medicaid:

The Associated Press reports that the Trump Administration is offering a way for states to seek federal waivers to allow work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Medical News:

KDKA-TV reports that the number of area flu cases has doubled during the past week.

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