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May 14, 2018

Member News:

The Sewickley Herald reports that Ohio Valley Hospital announced plans to join Heritage Valley Health System.

The Echo-Pilot reports with an update about Summit Health’s Greencastle medical office building.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia received a $570,000 donation from an area business.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s operating profit for the nine months ended March 31.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Allegheny Health Network named Allan Klapper, MD, president of its new 160-bed facility being built in Wexford.

YourErie.com reports that Magee-Women's Hospital at UPMC Hamot held an open house to show off its renovations.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was one of four hospitals nationwide to receive the Pediatric Quality Award from The Children’s Hospital Association.

State Budget:

An Altoona Mirror editorial comments about the tough decisions that are ahead for lawmakers.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Associated Press reports, “A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success…”

HealthLeaders Media reports that physicians who use stigmatizing language in patients’ medical records may negatively affect future care the patient receives.

State News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that hospitals in Pennsylvania are concerned that problems with Pennsylvania’s new online licensing system may result in staffing shortages.

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports that adults believe health care is harder to afford now than in the past.

Forbes reports about taxing non-profits. UPMC cited

An Indiana Gazette opinion by Indiana Regional Medical Center President and CEO Stephen A. Wolfe discusses National Hospital Week.

A Washington Post editorial discusses the Trump Administration’s recently unveiled plan to tackle high prescription drug prices.

Health Reform:

Healthcare Dive reports that the proposed expansion of association health plans will provide lower-cost coverage options, but result in higher premiums in the individual market.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Finance News reports about ethical issues surrounding the Medicaid work requirement. University of Pennsylvania cited

Workforce:

Forbes reports, “More states are lifting restrictions and regulatory hurdles to allow physician assistants to work more ‘collaboratively’ with physicians…”

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