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March 8, 2019

Member News:

StateCollege.com reports about Stephen Massini as Penn State Health’s next CEO.

State Budget:

The Tribune-Review reports about nursing home operators’ concerns about Governor Wolf’s proposed budget.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Home Health Care News reports about a common breakdown in communication about patient information between home health workers and hospitals.

State News:

The Times Leader reports that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down to 4.1 percent during January.

The RevCycleIntelligence reports about Pennsylvania’s Rural Health Model, citing HAP members.

National News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about this year’s IBM Watson Top 100 Hospitals ranking. HAP members cited

FierceHealthcare reports that the new health care company owned by Amazon and others has been named Haven, and has unveiled its new website.

The Hill reports that the U.S. economy added 20,000 jobs during February—far below expectations.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about fourth quarter financial results for major for-profit hospital organizations. HAP members cited

The Baltimore Sun reports about Maryland’s efforts to pass assisted suicide legislation.

Opioids:

The Patriot-News reports that some Pennsylvania physicians are being asked to review their patterns for prescribing opioids for Medicare Part D patients.

Workforce:

Home Health Care News reports that workforce challenges and financial struggles are resulting in some hospitals outsourcing home health care services.

Medical News:

The Patriot-News reports about Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s opposition to a statement about childhood vaccines being voluntary.

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