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August 8, 2019

Member News:

The New Castle News reports that the UPMC Jameson Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Center received national accreditation.

The Patriot-News reports about UPMC Memorial Hospital’s move to a new building.

The Sun-Gazette reports about ground-breaking for UPMC Susquehanna’s new UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

A Philadelphia Inquirer opinion by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia President and CEO Madeline Bell discusses leadership skills.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Gettysburg Times reports that WellSpan Philhaven is providing mental health first aid training sessions to the community.

Technology:

FierceHealthcare reports that Pennsylvania State University is using telehealth to help resolve the shortage of forensic nurses.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports, “Telehealth adoption within the inpatient health care space is on the rise…”

Quality and Patient Safety:

Healthcare Dive reports about consumer “price shopping” prior to a hospital procedure.

State News:

The Tribune-Democrat reports about the newly released report about hospital-specific outcomes for certain common surgical procedures.

National News:

Kaiser Health News reports that many brand-name drug manufacturers are making generic versions of their own drugs to thwart competition.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about hospital bad debt.

FierceHealthcare reports that seven leading medical organizations are calling for action to prevent gun-related violence.

Opioids:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that an estimated 1.2 million Americans have achieved long-term recovery from opioid use disorder.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Washington Post reports about the “controlled chaos” at the emergency room at University Medical Center of El Paso immediately following the recent mass shooting.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports about healthy profit margins in the Medicare Advantage individual and group markets.

Workforce:

FierceHealthcare reports, “Burnout rates among doctors are high, but nowhere more so than among primary care physicians…”

WJLA-TV reports about workplace violence. HAP members cited

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