Today's News Clips

February 25, 2020

Member News:

The Tribune-Democrat reports about the possibility of future upgrades for Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.

WICU-TV reports about the opening of AHN Saint Vincent Hospital’s new Neuroscience Institute.

The Reading Eagle reports that the Penn State Health St. Joseph Muhlenberg Outpatient Center opened a primary care practice.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Tribune-Review reports that Allegheny Health Network’s Jefferson Hospital recently donated an AED device to a local theater.

Technology:

The Reading Eagle reports about the expansion of telehealth services by major health care providers in the area. Penn State Health and Tower Heath cited

Quality and Patient Safety:

WTAJ-TV reports that Penn Highlands Clearfield “is providing parents bags with necessities if their child is emergency transferred to UPMC Children’s Hospital.”

National News:

HealthLeaders Media reports about what hospital CFOs plan to invest in this year.

CBS News reports that enforcement of the Trump Administration’s income-based requirements for immigrants has gone into effect.

In a related article, the Fiscal Times also reports about the story.

Health Reform:

The Fiscal Times reports about increasing support from Americans for the Affordable Care Act.

Opioids:

The Philly Voice reports that Philadelphia officials and providers are “drastically increasing” the availability of buprenorphine

Emergency Preparedness:

STAT reports that the World Health Organization is urging countries to prepare for cases of COVID-19.

Workforce:

HealthLeaders Media reports that about 85 percent of hospitals, medical groups, and other providers used locum tenens physicians during 2019.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about improving executive searches.

Medical News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports with Americans’ life expectancy ranked by state.

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