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Today's News Clips

September 21, 2018

Member News:

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that WellSpan Health has partnered with Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to launch a grant program for cancer research. (Subscription required)

The Indiana Gazette reports that Punxsutawney Area Hospital has joined the partnership between Indiana Regional Medical Center and UPMC for cancer care.

The Daily Times reports that Jack Lynch, president and CEO of Main Line Health, has been named to the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

The Ellwood City Ledger reports about Ellwood City Medical Center’s sound financial standing.

The Erie Times-News reports that UPMC Hamot has received the Commitment to Erie Award.

The Bucks County Courier Times reports that Doylestown Health’s new construction is moving forward and on track to be completed during the fall of 2019.

A Lock Haven Express opinion discusses Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital’s improvements since joining the Geisinger system.


A Meadville Tribune opinion by Meadville Medical Center discusses the critical value of Pennsylvania’s telemedicine legislation. HAP cited

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about the value of improving medication adherence.

National News:

The Washington Examiner reports with an update about the CREATES Act.

STAT reports that the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase venture is looking to hone its strategy for treating chronically ill patients. (Subscription required)

Healthcare Dive reports that a rural Oklahoma hospital has created a GoFundMe page to stay open.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the Illinois Supreme Court is upholding a law that allows not-for-profit hospitals to avoid paying property taxes.


The Progress reports that Pennsylvania was awarded a federal grant to support its battle against opioids.

The Hill reports about federal opioid legislation.

Emergency Preparedness:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about the key concepts that hospitals use to prepare for mass casualties.

The Herald-Standard reports to consumers about preparing for a disaster.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Medicare auditors saved the program more than $400 million for fiscal year 2016.

Health IT:

Healthcare Dive reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is taking steps to address the challenges of interagency data sharing.

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