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Today's News Clips

December 11, 2018

Member News:

The Daily Review reports that Lori Barnett, MSN, has been named president and chief operating officer at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital. (Subscription required)

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

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Sun-Gazette reports that UPMC Susquehanna donated “Stop the Bleed” kits to a local school district.


The PhillyVoice reports about the first robotic bilateral breast reconstruction surgery performed at Penn Medicine Pennsylvania Hospital.

National News:

Axios reports that a new analysis from the Commonwealth Fund indicates that health care expenses account for about 12 percent of American workers' median income.

Healthcare Dive reports that the Veterans Administration has partnered with Walmart to offer telehealth services.

Fierce Healthcare reports that the “new health economy” is included in PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ list of trends to watch in 2019.

A Post-Gazette editorial reports that life expectancy is down in the U.S. due to preventable causes of death.

The Hill reports that Oklahoma is the newest state seeking the addition of work requirements to Medicaid.

Health Reform:

The Wall Street Journal reports that House Republicans are seeking to extend the moratorium on the tax on medical device companies as well as the “Cadillac tax” on health insurance plans. (Subscription required)


The Patriot-News reports that Governor Wolf is leading a week-long push to educate the community about available opioid overdose prevention tools.

Fierce Healthcare reports that a new JAMA Network Open study indicates that “most patients need little or no opioid pain medication after a postsurgical discharge.”

Health IT:

Becker’s Health IT reports via interview with Penn Medicine’s chief information security officer about the threats and benefits of cloud-based storage.

Fierce Healthcare reports that electronic health record integration still is a challenge for the telemedicine industry.


A Philadelphia Inquirer opinion discusses the nursing shortage.

Medical News:

The PhillyVoice reports that physicians are seeing orthopedic issues and hearing loss in millennials from their use of technology. Crozer-Keystone Health System cited

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