The Lehigh Valley Business reports that Amy Nyberg has been named Coordinated Health’s president and chief operating officer.
WNEP-TV reports that Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono now offers more care and clinical trials at its Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center thanks to a new partnership.
The Central Penn Business Journal reports that Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center saves more than $2.7 million annually through energy efficient technology.
Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:
YourErie.com reports about UPMC Hamot’s “Project Search High School Transition Program.”
Healthcare Informatics reports with an update about Geisinger’s genetic testing.
Quality and Patient Safety:
Fierce Healthcare reports that, during 2015, only 8 percent of U.S. adults received all of the federally recommended high-priority preventive care.
Healthcare Finance News reports about a new report from the American Hospital Association about hospital contributions to the economy.
NBC News reports that national suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999.
The Associated Press reports with an update about the White House plan to cut almost $15 million in unused government money.
Healthcare Dive reports about a new study that indicates that emergency room visits in California increased almost 10 percent during the two years following Affordable Care Act implementation.
The Associated Press reports that Virginia’s governor signed into law a state budget that expands the state’s Medicaid program.
The Detroit Free Press reports with an update about Medicaid work requirements in Michigan.
Healthcare Dive reports with an update about federal efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act.
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STAT reports with an update about federal legislative efforts to address the opioid epidemic.
The Associated Press reports that MRSA infections are up among people who inject drugs.
Medicare and Medicaid:
Healthcare Dive reports about a new study that raises concerns about Medicaid managed care plans’ narrow networks.
HealthLeaders Media reports about outmoded restrictions on nurses’ scope of practice in some rural areas where their primary care services are needed.