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April 11, 2019

Member News:

KDKA-TV reports about St. Clair Hospital’s new procedure to control atrial fibrillation.

WNEP-TV reports that Geisinger Community Medical Center’s new labor and delivery unit will open during October.

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that UPMC has appointed Deborah Brodine as president of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. (Subscription required)

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Tribune-Review reports about Allegheny Valley Hospital’s flag-raising ceremony and related events during April to increase awareness about organ donation.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Kaiser Health News reports to consumers about post-hospital care.

State News:

WITF reports about challenges faced by Pennsylvania’s growing Latino population.

National News:

Bloomberg reports with an update about hearings in the House and Senate about high prescription drug costs, highlighting insulin prices.

Kaiser Health News reports about the increasing number of suicides among older adults in long-term care facilities.

The New York Times reports that a union representing 10,000 nurses has reached a “groundbreaking agreement” with New York hospitals, avoiding a potential strike.

The Associated Press reports about a legal challenge to New York City’s order mandating vaccines.

In a related article, the Associated Press reports that Maine is one step closer to ending non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccines.

The Associated Press reports that the Trump Administration has appealed a federal judge ruling against work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky.

Health Reform:

POLITICO reports about Senator Bernie Sanders’ newly released Medicare for All proposal.

In a related article, Reuters also reports about the story.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Sentinel reports about a minor construction incident and precautionary relocation of patients and staff at UPMC Pinnacle West Shore.

Medicare and Medicaid:

CNBC reports that the Justice Department has charged 24 people across the U.S. in a Medicare fraud scheme involving orthopedic braces.

Workforce:

The Daily American reports that Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center was approved to be a teaching site for Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses. (Subscription required)

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