August 12, 2019 > Hospital Association of Pennsylvania


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August 12, 2019

Member News:

The Express reports that UPMC Susquehanna recently broke ground for the new UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport.

The Citizens’ Voice reports about national accreditation for four Geisinger hospitals.

The Gettysburg Times reports that nitrous oxide now is available for patients at WellSpan Gettysburg Maternity Center. (Subscription required)

WOLF-TV reports, “Geisinger will be closing its pain clinic at its Community Medical Center in Scranton at the end of September.”

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Wayne Independent reports that Wayne Memorial Hospital provided training to local groups in conjunction with Stop the Bleed medical emergency kits.

The Citizens’ Voice reports about continuing training by Geisinger’s trauma services staff for the local community on battling blood loss and the use of Stop the Bleed kits.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Home Health Care News reports, “Older adults living with dementia at home tend to be sicker and more socially complex than their counterparts in senior housing communities…”

National News:

Kaiser Health News reports about physicians and patients meeting in a different country for surgery to avoid the high cost of procedures in the U.S.

Healthcare Dive reports that surprise medical bills are increasing for emergency and inpatient services at in-network hospitals.

The Associated Press reports that U.S. wholesale prices increased 0.2 percent during July.

Emergency Preparedness:

WPXI-TV reports about a recent bomb threat affecting three area hospitals and two local businesses. HAP members cited

Medicare and Medicaid:

FierceHealthcare reports about the “financially robust” Medicare Advantage market.

Insurance and Managed Care:

FierceHealthcare reports about Highmark Health’s strong revenue over expenses for the first half of the year.


The Shippensburg News-Chronicle reports about a WellSpan Summit program that encourages students to practice in rural areas. (Subscription required)

FierceHealthcare reports, “As they shift to value-based payment, primary care practices will need staff with a higher skill mix aimed at keeping patients healthy…”

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