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New PHC4 Report Shows 1 in 3 SE PA Hospitals in the Red

May 26, 2016

A report released today by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) shows that in southeastern Pennsylvania (SE PA) during fiscal year 2015:

  • About 30 percent of the 45 general acute care hospitals reported on lost money on operations.
  • One in three of these hospitals lost money overall.

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Medical Cannabis Bill Heads to Governor for Signature

April 13, 2016

Pennsylvania is close to joining 23 other states and Washington, D.C. in legalizing medical cannabis.The state House and Senate have approved Senate Bill 3 which would allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis for more than a dozen different medical conditions.

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SE PA Hospitals Saving More Lives for Ten Common Health Conditions

December 16, 2015

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council’s (PHC4) Hospital Performance Report 2014 shows hospitals in southeastern Pennsylvania (SE PA) and across the state are saving more lives and reducing readmissions.

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Philly Area's Top Patient Safety Initiatives for 2015 Honored

November 19, 2015

News Release: Innovative patient safety initiatives from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Doylestown Hospital were honored at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of The Hospital & Healthsystem of Pennsylvania (HAP) held on November 6, 2015, in King of Prussia, PA.

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Rep. Tom Killion Named Leader in PA Health and Health Care

November 17, 2015

News Release:  DVHC of HAP presented its 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award to Representative Tom Killion (R-District 168) in honor of his strong advocacy for hospitals, the health care community, and health care consumers in Pennsylvania.

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Hospitals, Public Health Kick Off Initiative to Improve Community Health

October 01, 2015

HAP/ Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of HAP, nine hospitals and health systems, two public health departments, and Health and Human Services Region III began a joint effort to address key health needs in southeastern Pennsylvania. The 18-month COACH (Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health) Initiative is the first such collaborative in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Hospital Planning Pays Off in Smooth Operations During Papal Visit

September 29, 2015

The Greater Philadelphia hospital community delivered on its promises of continuous operation and continuity of care, despite the region’s transit changes and traffic restrictions during the Papal visit.

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Health Partners to Offer Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

August 24, 2015

Health Partners Plans recently announced its plans to expand its current business model to begin offering managed long-term services and supports to eligible individuals.

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More People Have Health Insurance, But Cost Is Still a Barrier to Care

June 12, 2015

Community Health Data Base, a resource of Public Health Management Corporation, previewed during a meeting yesterday findings from its latest Southeastern Pennsylvania (SE PA) Household Health Survey. Although the percentage of people in the five-county region who have health insurance is growing, some people skip medications or needed health care because of concerns about cost.

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Hospitals Contribute More Than $2.5 Billion in Community Benefit

May 27, 2015

Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP today released its analysis showing that nonprofit hospitals in southeastern Pennsylvania provided more than $2.5 billion in support for community health and health care during 2013.

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Many Southeastern Pennsylvania Hospitals Struggling Financially—State Budget Cuts Won’t Help

May 21, 2015

According to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council’s new report, about four in ten hospitals in the five-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania had negative operating and/or total margins during 2014.

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Hospitals Contribute $34.4B to SE PA Economy, Support 1 in 11 Jobs

April 30, 2015

News Release: Hospitals’ contributions to the economy of southeastern Pennsylvania increased by nearly $4 billion (13%) from $30.5 billion during 2013 to more than $34.4 billion during 2014, according to new information released today by the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (DVHC of HAP).

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Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services Contributes Nearly $4B a Year to City’s Economy

April 07, 2015

The $1.12 billion spent annually by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services generates nearly $4 billion annually for the City of Philadelphia’s economy, according to a new report from Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation.

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City Council Overturns Law Requiring Nonprofits to Verify Status

March 30, 2015

Philadelphia City Council overturned the 2013 law requiring non-profits in Philadelphia to annually submit proof of their purely public charity status. The council voted down the 2013 law with a veto-proof majority.

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PILOT Resolution Introduced in Philadelphia City Council

March 19, 2015

City Councilman W. Wilson Goode, Jr. (D-At Large) introduced a resolution calling for the city’s major nonprofit organizations to contribute Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOTs) since these organizations are exempt from property taxes.

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