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.
WETM-TV reports that Guthrie is introducing a new laser for cosmetic surgery.
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
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.
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.
The Erie Times-News reports about the wave of young nurses working at Erie-area hospitals. HAP members cited
NBC News reports that the milder flu season this year may be attributed to a more effective vaccine.