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September 12, 2018

Member News:

The York Dispatch reports that WellSpan York Hospital received national recognition for its treatment of patients with acute heart or lung failure.

The Daily Item reports about Evangelical Community Hospital’s PRIME groundbreaking.

WJET-TV reports about Millcreek Community Hospital’s addition of at least 20 behavioral health care beds.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about gaining loyalty by improving the patient experience.

State News:

The Bucks County Courier Times reports about state redevelopment grant awards. HAP members cited

The Pike County Courier reports about Pennsylvania’s Rural Health Model, citing Wayne Memorial Hospital.

National News:

Healthcare Finance News reports about fostering a culture of innovation. UPMC cited

The Hill reports about the federal deficit.

FierceHealthcare reports that the American Hospital Association and others have filed a legal challenge against proposed changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

Healthcare Dive reports about Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives in four red states; voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah are predicted to approve the expansion.

Opioids:

The Danville News reports about a newly released report about Pennsylvania hospitalizations for opioid overdoses.

In related articles, the Patriot-News and the Tribune-Democrat also report about the story.

Emergency Preparedness:

TIME reports about preparations for Hurricane Florence.

In a related article, ABC News also reports about the story.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Home Health Care News reports with an update about the PACE program.

Workforce:

STAT reports about the worsening physician shortage.

Medical News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the increasing number of joint replacement surgeries among women.

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