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May 14, 2019

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Fox Chase Cancer Center is teaming up with a hospital in China to expand its cancer clinical trial capabilities.

The York Daily Record reports with an update about the UPMC Memorial Hospital in York.

A Herald Mail-Media opinion by WellSpan Health President and CEO Roxanna Gapstur discusses WellSpan Health’s exceptional care team and recent receipt of HAP’s “Living the Vision” Achievement Award. HAP cited

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WPVI-TV reports about Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s innovative program to help asthmatic kids have healthier homes.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Baltimore Sun reports about racial disparities in addiction treatment.

FierceHealthcare reports about the American Hospital Association’s top six policy priorities to improve access to behavioral health care.

State News:

The following news sources report about the newly released Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report about hospital margins, citing HAP members: the Citizens’ Voice, the Erie Times-News, LancasterOnline (subscription required), the Patriot-News, the Philadelphia Business Journal, the Post-Gazette, the Standard-Speaker (subscription required), the Times Leader, and the Tribune-Democrat.

National News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about a newly released S&P Global Ratings report about nonprofit hospital adaptability to the evolving health care landscape.

The Hill reports about “powerful players” in the ongoing clash about surprise medical bills.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports, “A New York state law to protect patients from surprise out-of-network bills has resulted in a significant decline in consumer complaints…”

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that a new law in the state of Washington has dropped personal exemptions for mumps, measles, and rubella vaccinations.

Medical News:

Outbreak News Today reports about the mumps outbreak at Temple University.

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