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June 12, 2018

Member News:

The Olean Times Herald reports that Upper Allegheny Health System’s Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center have new logos to reflect their affiliation with Kaleida Health.

The Pocono Record reports about Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono’s new partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that St. Luke's University Health Network will add a medical office building to its roster of patient care facilities.

MyChesCo reports, “Chester County Hospital has received the…Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.”

The Herald-Standard reports, “Uniontown Hospital is preparing to apply for a $25 million U.S. Department of Agricultural loan for an estimated $30 million expansion project…” (Subscription required)

The Courier Express reports that Penn Highlands Healthcare’s CEO Steven M. Fontaine recently announced a three-year $111 million master facilities plan.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Sentinel reports that Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital recently appointed the first chaplain in the facility’s 110-year history.

Technology:

HealthTech highlights UPMC as one of the organizations “tapping the cloud to facilitate [artificial intelligence] operations.”

Quality and Patient Safety:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about Geisinger’s new model to identify high-risk patients.

An Erie Times-News opinion by the executive director of Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot discusses the importance of eliminating barriers to behavioral health care.

National News:

The New York Times reports about how suicide quietly became a public health crisis.

Bloomberg reports about “massive” bills from air ambulance services.

Healthcare Dive reports that Maryland’s All-Payer Program will expand to include outpatient services.

Health Reform:

FierceHealthcare reports about how providers and consumers could be impacted by the Trump Administration’s latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Opioids:

FierceHealthcare reports about new federal guidance about how states can better design coverage to treat Medicaid infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Emergency Preparedness:

WESA reports about a recent infectious disease drill at UPMC Presbyterian.

Medicare and Medicaid:

mHealthIntelligence reports that almost 50 health care organizations and vendors are asking for improved payments for remote patient monitoring.

Workforce:

FierceHealthcare reports, “Nurse practitioners are a growing part of primary care teams…”

Medical News:

CBS Philadelphia reports that Pennsylvania leads the nation in Lyme disease cases.

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