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September 10, 2018

Member News:

The Erie Times-News reports, “Millcreek Community Hospital has increased its number of beds for behavioral health patients to meet a growing need.”

The Sharon Herald reports that UPMC Horizon’s emergency room construction is completed.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that Lehigh Valley Health Network will open a new orthopedics practice.

The Tribune-Democrat reports about Bill Caldwell, incoming CEO for Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and market president of Conemaugh Health System.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Courier Express reports about clinical and non-clinical job growth at Penn Highlands Healthcare, citing CEO Steven Fontaine. HAP cited

The Sharon Herald reports about Sharon Regional Health System’s donation of 300 tourniquets to local police in conjunction with its “Stop the Bleed” training.


Becker’s Hospital Review reports about how Google has influenced health care during the past 20 years.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The New York Times reports to consumers about cost-effective options to seeking care in emergency rooms.

FierceHealthcare reports about new guidance from the Food and Drug Administration about the use of hospital feeding tubes.

CNN reports about racial disparities in health risks among premature babies.

National News:

Kaiser Health News reports about potential solutions to alleviate surprise medical bills.

CNBC reports, “Many companies with large offices are now offering on-site or nearby medical offices for workers to access high-quality care.”

The New York Times reports about grassroots efforts in Utah to expand Medicaid.

A Buffalo News editorial discusses Comcast’s success in keeping down employee health care costs through benefit education.

Health Reform:

The Associated Press reports about minimal increases for 2019 health insurance policies as the Affordable Care Act marketplace stabilizes.


FierceHealthcare reports, “A group of health care organizations have teamed up to build a new payment model designed to promote long-term addiction recovery.”

Emergency Preparedness:

The Public Opinion reports that Chambersburg Hospital recently transferred patients to other facilities due to additional moisture problems.

Medical News:

The Associated Press reports that U.S. researchers are looking for ways to remove barriers and ease the nation’s organ shortage.

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