March 12, 2019 > Hospital Association of Pennsylvania


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March 12, 2019

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about Penn Medicine’s newly opened spine center at Pennsylvania Hospital.

In a related article, the Philly Voice also reports about the story.

The Centre County Gazette reports that Penn Highlands Healthcare recently purchased new property.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Tribune-Review reports about a newly launched program at West Penn Hospital to promote literacy and early help for children with developmental challenges or disabilities.


The Indiana Gazette reports about the first robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery performed at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about the ECRI Institute’s list of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2019.

HealthLeaders Media reports that readmissions for patients discharged to home health care are 5.6 percent higher than for discharges to skilled nursing facilities.

State News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about planned hospital projects seeking state funding. HAP members cited

The Tribune-Review reports, “Allegheny County says it lacks the resources to scrutinize hundreds of tax-exempt properties…”

National News:

NPR reports, “In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed.”

Home Health Care News reports about growth in the home health care market.

The Hill reports about the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health’s funding.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about seven top U.S. health systems leading transformation. Geisinger cited

Medicare and Medicaid:

HealthLeaders Media reports that consumers are being asked to monitor if hospitals are posting pricing information online.


The Cleveland Business reports about increasing workplace violence in health care.

Medical News:

The Centre Daily Times reports about Pennsylvania’s seasonal flu cases.

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