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Today's News Clips

August 16, 2019

Member News:

The Altoona Mirror reports, “Borough Council awarded $56,000 to Tyrone Hospital to help pay for rehabilitation of the facility’s deteriorated back-entrance road.”

The Kittanning Paper reports, “ACMH Hospital has been designated a UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence.”

WPVI-TV reports that Hahnemann University Hospital is closing its emergency department.


STAT reports about a new MRI that can provide “unprecedented” detail of the human brain.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Healthcare Dive reports, “More than half of providers sampled in a recent study failed to comply with the HIPAA right of access…”

State News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “The trust that owns Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital in Montgomery County has decided to put the 86-bed addiction-treatment facility up for sale.”

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports about a new ruling in a lawsuit about DSH cuts that could mean slashed payments for safety net hospitals.

Forbes reports with details about the current U.S. economy.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports with the results of a review of hospital comparison websites.


The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports about the financial costs of the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Kaiser Health News reports about changing opioid prescription practices among physicians.

Health IT:

Healthcare Finance News reports about the growing health care cybersecurity market.


NPR reports about creative recruiting efforts among rural hospitals.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about how medical schools and hospitals are addressing physician job-related trauma.

Medical News:

FOX News reports about a newly evolving drug resistant bacterium that could target and contaminate hospital food.

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