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Today's News Clips

January 22, 2020

Member News:

The Observer-Reporter reports that Washington Hospital president and chief executive officer Brook Ward is determined to keep the hospital independent.

An Olean Times Herald commentary discusses Olean General Hospital’s high-quality cancer services.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports about racial disparities in ICU length of stay and mortality.

FierceHealthcare reports about the top ten medication hazards during 2019.

State News:

The Daily Item reports that local hospitals are preparing for an increase in patients following the closure of several departments at UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury.

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National News:

Healthcare Dive reports about the “big themes” for the health care industry for 2020.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the increase in OSHA civil penalties.

Kaiser Health News reports about strategies for high-cost patients.


MedPage Today reports that changing the defaults in electronic health records may decrease opioid prescribing in the emergency room.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports about MedPAC’s report about cancer drug spending at 340B hospitals.


Home Health Care News reports about the surge in demand for home health care workers.

Medical News:

The Bradford Era reports about visitor restrictions at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

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