The Courier Express reports about Penn Highlands’ planned expansion and renovation projects.
In a related article, WJAC-TV reports about the story, highlighting the local jobs that will be created by the expansions.
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports, “Magee Rehabilitation Hospital has completed the first phase of a $30 million renovation project to create all private rooms…”
The Sun-Gazette reports, “…all indications point to next year’s spending plan finding common ground with both political parties and being passed on time.”
In related articles, an Erie Times-News editorial and a Times Herald editorial also report about the story.
Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:
The Observer-Reporter reports that Monongahela Valley Hospital and its community again will be represented on the Donate Life float in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade.
The Daily American reports that Somerset Hospital now has Genius 3D Mammography exam capability. (Subscription required)
Quality and Patient Safety:
Healthcare Dive reports that, according to a recent study, Medicare patients treated at academic medical centers had lower 30-day mortality rates.
The Tribune-Review reports about legislation intended to boost payments to companies that provide ambulance services.
Healthcare Dive reports about newly released predictions from Fitch Ratings about thin margins for major health care providers and others during the next two years.
Becker’s Hospital Review reports about the newly issued federal request for information about an initiative to spur innovation and investment in health care.
Modern Healthcare reports about challenges faced by U.S. rural hospitals.
In a related article, a Modern Healthcare commentary also reports about the story. Pennsylvania cited
The Pottstown Mercury reports about a local hazardous materials release training event. Jennersville Hospital – Tower Health cited
Insurance and Managed Care:
Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield launched a website that matches Delaware physicians with patients based on compatibility.