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April 12, 2019

Member News:

The Daily Times reports about Claire Mooney, new president and CEO at Jennersville Hospital – Tower Health.

WHYY reports about a pathway to stability for Hahnemann University Hospital outlined by American Academic Health System president and CEO Joel Freedman.

The Radnor Patch reports about a topping out ceremony at a University of Pennsylvania Health System multispecialty outpatient facility.

WICU-TV reports about Allegheny Health Network’s new East Side Health and Wellness Pavilion in Harborcreek.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WTAJ-TV reports about Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s activities this month to increase awareness about organ donation.

The Bryn Mawr-Gladwyne Patch reports that Main Line Health received a grant to support its Mock Crash and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital's Cruisin' Smart demonstrations.

Technology:

The Morning Call reports, "Lehigh Valley Health Network will be the first health care provider in the region and among just a few in the world to acquire the innovative da Vinci single port robotic surgery system."

State News:

The Post-Gazette reports, “LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh is closing its skilled nursing facility in Bellevue…”

The Tribune-Review reports that hospitals in the Pittsburgh area are seeing an increase in emergency room patients. HAP members cited

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports about a recent nurse practitioners rally in support of Senate Bill 25.

National News:

HealthLeaders Media reports that a hospital in Maryland significantly decreased sepsis-related deaths through adoption of an electronic medical record screening tool.

CNBC reports that Walgreens has teamed up with VillageMD to open primary care physician offices in several stores in Texas.

Medicare and Medicaid:

FierceHealthcare reports that MACPAC recommended that Congress eliminate the cap on drug rebates paid to state Medicaid programs.

Health IT:

Healthcare Dive reports that health care was again the top industry during 2018 for cybersecurity attacks and data breaches.

Medical News:

The Hill reports, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed hundreds of cases of a deadly multidrug-resistant fungus nationwide.”

The Tribune-Review reports about two additional flu-related deaths in the region.

A NorthcentralPA.com opinion by a UPMC Susquehanna physician stresses the importance of childhood vaccines.

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