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June 7, 2019

Member News:

The Lehigh Valley Business reports about St. Luke’s University Health Network’s newest fitness and sports facility.

NorthcentralPa.com reports about a community open house for the new Heritage Room at UPMC Susquehanna Muncy.

The Standard Journal reports that the last piece of a steel skeleton was lowered into place for Evangelical Community Hospital’s PRIME expansion project.

State Budget:

The Times Herald reports about Pennsylvania’s proposed Taxpayer Protection Act.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Tribune-Review reports about UPMC’s newly launched Diverse Business Education and Development Program.

The Carbondale News reports, “Geisinger has launched the Voice Analysis of COPD Patients with Exacerbations (VOICE) research study…”

Technology:

WPMT-TV reports about UVC robots that disinfect patient rooms and eliminate superbugs. Chambersburg Hospital cited

Quality and Patient Safety:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports, “…Penn Medicine is working to reduce sepsis readmissions and improve life after sepsis for survivors with a new post-discharge care pathway.”

National News:

CNBC reports, “Job creation skidded to a near-halt in May in another sign that the U.S. economic momentum is slowing…”

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

CNBC reports that federal officials are urging parents to vaccinate children as measles cases in the U.S. top 1,000.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, “[Georgia] is terminating Medicaid assistance for about 17,000 poor elderly or disabled Georgians…”

Opioids:

WHP-TV reports that the use of naloxone by Pennsylvania’s emergency responders is decreasing in conjunction with the decrease in overdose deaths.

WTAJ-TV reports that methamphetamine use in Pennsylvania is increasing, while heroin use is slowly declining.

Emergency Preparedness:

WPMT-TV reports about legislation headed to Governor Wolf that would ensure all Pennsylvania high school students are trained in Hands-Only CPR.

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