Today's News Clips

August 11, 2020

Member News:

The Gettysburg Times reports, “WellSpan Health has won a Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) Achievement award…” (Subscription required)

The Patriot-News reports about a new renovation project to expand the ICU at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Pottstown Mercury reports that Pottstown Hospital – Tower Health has partnered in a program to provide healthy food to the community.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Harvard Business Review reports about managing the non-emergency surgery backlog.

Health Disparities:

The New Pittsburgh Courier reports about increased hypertension among African Americans due to lifelong discrimination. University of Pittsburgh Center for Health Equity in the Graduate School of Public Health cited

STAT reports, “The federal government has systematically shortchanged communities with large Black populations in the distribution of billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief…”

State News:

The Beaver County Times reports about COVID-19 cases creeping into rural areas with physician shortages.

USA Today reports about preparing for the next surge of COVID-19 patients.

Health Reform:

The Meadville Tribune reports about Pennsylvania’s plans for a state-based insurance exchange.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Center Square reports, “A new study by Families USA found that more than 5.4 million people who lost their jobs are uninsured…”

Medical News:

CNN reports about COVID-19-related stress among Americans.

NPR reports about the importance of getting an early flu shot this year.

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