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February 15, 2019

Member News:

The Tribune-Review reports about the opening of the AHN Forbes Outpatient Center.

The Patriot-News reports that UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster hospital will close February 28.

The Intelligencer reports that Holy Redeemer Health System has opened a new outpatient center.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that construction has started for Doylestown Health’s outpatient pavilion.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Daily Local News reports about Chester County Hospital’s annual initiative to assist community members in need.

WBRE-TV reports that Geisinger Community Medical Center donated Stop the Bleed kits to a local school district.

Technology:

WETM-TV reports that Guthrie is introducing a new laser for cosmetic surgery.

State News:

WITF Smart Talk reports about medical malpractice lawsuits and the proposed venue change. HAP cited

In a related article, the Morning Call reports about the decision to postpone action on the proposed change. HAP members cited

National News:

The Associated Press reports that, resulting from the federal budget deal, disaster funds may be allocated to other federal priorities.

In a related article, the Washington Post also reports about the story.

Opioids:

Kaiser Health News reports about missed opportunities in emergency rooms to help patients with substance use disorder.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Modern Healthcare reports about possible changes to the quality measures used to evaluate Medicare Advantage plans.

Insurance and Managed Care:

CNN reports that Americans with employer-based insurance coverage spent an average of nearly $1,200 in out-of-pocket costs during 2017.

Workforce:

The Erie Times-News reports about the wave of young nurses working at Erie-area hospitals. HAP members cited

Medical News:

NBC News reports that the milder flu season this year may be attributed to a more effective vaccine.

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