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July 5, 2019

Member News:

The Daily Local News reports that Chester County Hospital again received national recognition for its quality stroke care.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that St. Luke’s University Health Network now offers robotic surgery for patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease.

The Reading Eagle reports that Reading Hospital has received national recognition for its commitment to quality heart failure care.

The Morning Call reports about the closing of Easton Hospital’s NICU.

State Budget:

The Philadelphia Tribune reports about an increase in the budget for affordable housing for low-income residents.

Technology:

KDKA-TV reports that newborn footprints at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital now are digital.

Quality and Patient Safety:

STAT reports about behavioral health visits to emergency rooms.

State News:

A Patriot-News opinion discusses the “crisis” in Pennsylvania’s nursing homes.

National News:

The Hill reports that the economy added 224,000 jobs during June.

FierceHealthcare reports, “Drug and device makers shelled out $3 billion to doctors and teaching hospitals in 2018, a 3.5 percent increase from the previous year…”

The Lehigh Valley Business reports about price transparency in health care.

Health Reform:

The Fiscal Times reports that the majority of U.S. voters are more concerned about keeping their preferred provider than a specific insurance plan.

Medicare and Medicaid:

The Olean Times Herald reports that Upper Allegheny Health System’s Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center would not be impacted by proposed changes to Medicare wage index.

Medical News:

The Morning Call reports that federal officials have issued a warning about outbreaks of “crypto,” a parasite found in swimming pools.

The Altoona Mirror reports with physician advice about staying safe in extreme outdoor heat. HAP members cited

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