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July 6, 2018

Member News:

The Times-Tribune reports about Geisinger Community Medical Center’s purchase of a medical office building.

The Intelligencer reports that the Well Nursery at CHOP Pediatric and Newborn Care at Grand View Hospital has received a grant to support their Books for Babies program.

The Daily American reports that Conemaugh Meyersdale Hospital has earned accreditation by the American College of Radiology. Subscription required

Quality and Patient Safety:

Stat reports about a new study published in JAMA Oncology that suggests a personalized screening approach based on each woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

State News:

The Daily Collegian reports about the status of the state’s medical marijuana program.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports about the status of the UPMC-Highmark contract termination.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about rural hospital closures in the states. Mid-Valley Hospital cited

National News:

The Associated Press reports that the health care sector led in U.S. jobs added during June.

CNBC reports about concierge medicine.

FierceHealthcare reports about the change in the way hospitals are providing behavioral health services.

Opioids:

The Daily Item reports about the steps in recovery necessary to combat opioid addiction.

Kaiser Health News reports that the trade war between the U.S. and China could mean an influx of opioids into the U.S.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Washington Post reports about the possible tuberculosis exposure at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Medicare and Medicaid:

FierceHealthcare reports that Nebraska’s planned Medicaid expansion will be decided at the polls in November.

Medical News:

FierceHealthcare reports that non-medication pain management needs to be recognized by physicians and patients, as more options are available.

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