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Today's News Clips

March 30, 2017

Member News:

The Erie Times-News reports about the retirement of Saint Vincent Hospital’s chief executive officer Scott Whalen.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports that the shortage of psychiatrists and psychiatric services has reached a crisis point.

State News:

The Patriot-News reports about how cuts in medical research would affect Pennsylvania. HAP members cited

The Central Penn Business Journal reports about proposed legislation to give nurse practitioners full practice authority. HAP cited

Health Reform:

Healthcare DIVE reports about the short- and long-term financial effects on hospitals because of the failure to pass health reform legislation.

Opioids:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the trend to start opioid abuse warnings and instruction in schools.

The Times reports about a multi-state roundtable led by Senator Bob Casey to discuss solutions to handling the opioid addiction crisis.

CNN reports about a recent study that looked at the demographics of heroin use.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Sentinel reports about Geisinger Holy Spirit’s planned active shooter drill.

Medicare and Medicaid:

USA Today reports with a fact check about the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis.

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