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April 12, 2018

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that David R. Small has been named interim chief executive officer of Hahnemann University Hospital.

The Tribune-Review reports about Excela Health’s plans to maintain its walk-in center for routine blood work in Latrobe's downtown business district.

The Times Leader reports, “Seven Geisinger hospitals have been recognized for their inclusive policies and practices by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index.”

The Olean Times Herald reports about Bradford Regional Medical Center's financial performance for 2017. HAP cited

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

HealthLeaders Media reports that health care remains among the major industry sectors driving job growth.

Technology:

Penn State News reports, “Researchers at Penn State have developed a water filtration system that removes contaminants and reduces toxicity in hospital wastewater.”

Quality and Patient Safety:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports via interview with CEO David Feinberg about Geisinger’s ProvenExperience program.

Reuters reports about food delivery programs as an effective way to cut elderly health care costs.

State News:

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that a state court this week ruled in favor of insurers challenging the state’s Medicaid contracts.

National News:

The Post-Gazette reports, “U.S. consumer prices rose 2.4 percent in March from a year earlier, the fastest annual pace in 12 months.”

Health Reform:

The New York Times reports about new federal regulations that make Affordable Care Act standards increasingly optional.

Opioids:

The Associated Press reports that some hard-hit communities across the nation are struggling to pay for naloxone.

The Hill reports with an update about the massive combined lawsuit against opioid drug manufacturers and distributors.

Health IT:

Computerworld reports about Apple's new Health Record beta testing, highlighting Penn Medicine.

Workforce:

Fortune reports about keeping health care workers happy and engaged.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about the physician shortage.

Medical News:

WNEP-TV reports about Geisinger’s proactive approach to kidney disease.

Kaiser Health News reports about postoperative cognitive dysfunction.

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