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January 9, 2019

Member News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports via interview with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CEO Madeline Bell about how to cultivate culture.

The Carlisle Sentinel reports that UPMC Pinnacle announced expansion plans for UPMC Pinnacle West Shore.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Mercury reports that Tower Health recently made donations to several food banks on behalf of its area hospitals.

Technology:

Home Health Care News reports about the benefits of telemedicine for home health care providers.

Quality and Patient Safety:

TIME reports with a personal story about patient stereotypes that can adversely affect care.

State News:

The Patriot-News reports about the need for county-level standardization and education surrounding elder abuse cases.

National News:

FierceHealthcare reports that new American Hospital Association research indicates that, during 2017, Medicare and Medicaid paid 87 cents for every dollar spent by hospitals on patient care.

STAT reports about the Food and Drug Administration’s planned Office of Drug Evaluation Science.

FierceHealthcare reports about health care-related legal cases affected by the federal government shutdown.

The Baltimore Sun reports about the high cost of U.S. health care.

A STAT opinion discusses the “outrageous” cost of air ambulance services.

POLITICO reports about efforts in New York City to direct citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to subsidized medical services.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Aetna was fined $190,000 for violating rules on coverage of drug and alcohol abuse treatment and autism spectrum disorder. (Subscription required)

Workforce:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about ongoing contract negotiations at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Medical News:

The Centre Daily Times, the Herald-Mail Media, and the Morning Call report about seasonal flu cases. HAP members cited

The Associated Press reports that U.S. cancer death rates have reached a milestone: 25 consecutive years of decline.

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