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April 13, 2018

Member News:

The Titusville Herald reports that Titusville Hospital recently was honored at a local chamber meeting for satisfaction survey and quality achievements.

Erie News Now reports about UPMC Hamot’s new hospital equipment and ICU beds as part of its major renovation project.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that St. Luke’s University Health Network has started construction of a new building at its Anderson Campus.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Erie Times-News reports that Highmark Inc., working with Allegheny Health Network’s Saint Vincent Hospital, announced a $2.5 million investment in the Erie Downtown Equity Fund.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports, “The University of Pittsburgh is in the top five largest recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health…”

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Post-Gazette reports that Allegheny Health Network has a new initiative intended to improve care while reducing costs by ending unnecessary medical procedures.

Healthcare IT News reports about Geisinger’s MyCode initiative.

State News:

The Meadville Tribune reports about Meadville Medical Center’s efforts to promote organ donation.

The Herald-Mail Media reports about events at Chambersburg Hospital and Fulton County Medical Center celebrating organ donors and their families.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that a Nevada-based company is planning a new ambulatory surgery center in Bucks County.

National News:

The Los Angeles Times reports that safety violations at a major compounding pharmacy are exacerbating shortages in hospitals of key painkillers, especially in California.

Healthcare Dive reports that CVS launched a new tool to enable its pharmacists to help patients find the least expensive prescription drug options.

Health Reform:

Modern Healthcare reports about where the Affordable Care Act exchanges are working, and where they’re not.

Opioids:

The Northeast Times reports about Philadelphia’s ongoing efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.

The Hill reports, “More Americans see opioid addiction as a significant issue in their communities than did two years ago…”

Health IT:

HealthLeaders Media reports about a new study that indicates that many physicians cannot access key electronic patient information.

Workforce:

The Nashville Business Journal reports about corporate restructuring at Community Health Systems.

Medical News:

WNEP-TV reports about Geisinger’s newly developed “diabetes risk estimator.”

The Patriot-News reports that the worst flu season in years is winding down.

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