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January 7, 2019

Member News:

The Morning Call reports that Easton Hospital named Linda J. Grass its permanent president, effective immediately.

The Elmira Star-Gazette reports that Lori Barnett, BSN, MSN, recently was named president and COO of Guthrie Troy Community Hospital.

The Herald-Mail Media reports that Fulton County Medical Center was recognized nationally for its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Herald-Standard reports about Highland Hospital’s efforts to address the community’s health needs.

Technology:

A Morning Call opinion stresses the importance of passing telemedicine legislation as a 2019 New Year’s resolution for Pennsylvania.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Kaiser Health News reports about how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated can reach consumers.

Reuters reports that hospital newborns “rooming in” with mothers has increased the risk of neonatal falls.

State News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about the effect of the government shutdown on Pennsylvania’s federal employees and programs.

National News:

Modern Healthcare reports with a 2019 policy outlook for the health care industry.

NPR reports about the high cost of mental health services for children.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that new data from the American Hospital Association’s annual hospital survey indicates that Medicare underpaid hospitals by $53.9 billion during 2017.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about 21 hospital closures across the country during 2018.

The Hill reports that Mary Mayhew resigned her position as director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMS) after three months.

POLITICO reports, “Arkansas is throwing thousands of people off its Medicaid rolls each month for not complying with work requirements…”

Emergency Preparedness:

NPR reports about safely evacuating the elderly during an emergency.

Workforce:

CNBC reports via interview with Jefferson Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko about medical school recruiting.

Medical News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that 19 states are reporting widespread seasonal flu activity.

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