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June 11, 2019

Member News:

WDVM-TV reports that Fulton County Medical Center soon will partner to offer cancer services.

The Herald-Standard reports about changes at Uniontown Hospital. (Subscription required)

The Morning Call reports about St. Luke’s University Health Network’s continued expansion.

State Budget:

A Central Penn Business Journal opinion by state Representative Greg Rothman discusses the proposed tax on ambulatory surgery centers.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that Penn State Health St. Joseph received a gift to establish a nursing simulation lab and provide funding for nurse education.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about Penn Medicine’s efforts to reduce sepsis readmissions.

Reuters reports, “Compared to smaller facilities, hospitals that provide complex care for critical illness or serious injury may find it harder to make patients happy…”

National News:

STAT reports about a new initiative by some of the nation’s most prominent mental health organizations to spotlight mental health and substance use disorder during the 2020 election conversations.

Healthcare Dive reports that 88 percent of health care executives in a recent survey reported feeling vulnerable to non-hospital industry disruptors.

The Hill reports that cases of measles have been found in two additional states.

Opioids:

STAT reports about a new study that contradicts prior research that claimed that legalized medical marijuana may reduce opioid overdose deaths.

Health IT:

The Hill reports about increasing cyber threats affecting the health care industry.

Workforce:

HealthLeaders Media reports about new study results highlighting the state of the country’s emergency nurse workforce.

HealthLeaders Media reports about a shortage of pediatric home care nurses.

A New York Times opinion discusses burnout among medical professionals.

Medical News:

The Herald-Standard reports about Pennsylvania’s outbreak of hepatitis A.

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