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September 12, 2017

Member News:

The Sharon Herald reports that Sharon Regional Health System has announced the selection of Joseph G. Hugar as its new president and CEO.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the Center City division of Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia has joined Jefferson Health.

NorthcentralPA.com reports, “As its health services expand, UPMC Susquehanna is bolstering its blood supply by launching additional drives through the Community Blood Bank.”

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that UPMC released new logos, new names, and a spending plan for PinnacleHealth hospitals following the recent merger.

The Citizens’ Voice reports that Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre will revive its emergency department and Geisinger Community Medical Center will restore maternity care.

State Budget:

The Associated Press reports with an update about budget negotiations.

In a related article, the Morning Call also reports about the story.

State News:

Technically Media reports about increasing health care competition in central Pennsylvania. HAP members cited

The Philly Voice reports about legal concerns surrounding Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program permit awards.

National News:

FierceHealthcare reports about a new federal report about trends in behavioral health issues across the country, including mental illness and the opioid crisis.

FierceHealthcare reports about a new analysis indicating slowed hospital spending.

The New York Times reports that Congress rejected the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health.

Health Reform:

CNBC reports about a new Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The Hill reports with an update about negotiations surrounding cost-sharing reductions.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Miami Herald reports that many Florida hospitals are reopening.

The New York Times reports about toxic floodwaters in Texas.

Workforce:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about physicians practicing past age 70.

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