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August 6, 2018

Member News:

WPMT-TV reports that WellSpan Health has opened a new location offering outpatient lab testing services, health screening events, health talks, and other health and wellness resources.

The Public Opinion reports about the new type of physical therapy at Chambersburg Hospital.

The Tribune-Democrat reports about the opening of Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber’s new heart intervention center.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

KYW Newsradio reports that St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children partnered with Drexel University to host a back-to-school carnival for children.

The Bradford Era reports about Bradford Regional Medical Center’s recent World Breastfeeding Week celebration.

Technology:

WHTM-TV reports about WellSpan Health’s new Babyscripts app.

Healthcare Dive reports, “Americans are far less concerned about the security of their personal health data than breaches of financial information…”

Quality and Patient Safety:

Home Health Care News reports about barriers to home health care.

State News:

Lancaster Online reports about H.R. 4855, aimed at creating incentives for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase more fruits and vegetables.

National News:

American Healthcare Leader reports about trends in compliance, highlighting the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about recent hospital and health system credit ratings. Main Line Health cited

Health Reform:

The Washington Examiner reports that the Trump Administration has approved Maine’s request to set up a reinsurance program.

Medicare and Medicaid:

USA Today reports that Hospital Compare will publicly report hospital infection and safety problems.

FierceHealthcare reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to eliminate questions about pain management from its patient experience survey.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Associated Press reports about short-term limited-duration health insurance plans.

Workforce:

The Record Herald reports that Summit Health was included in the Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Women 2018.

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