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Today's News Clips

August 22, 2017

Member News:

HealthData Management reports that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is leading a collaborative to develop a new pediatric cancer resource center.

WTAJ-TV reports about UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s expanded facility and services.

Healthcare Dive reports about UPMC’s planned $900 million capital budget for 2018.

State Budget:

The Associated Press reports with an update about the state budget.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WBRE-TV reports that a grant from Geisinger Health System is supporting a program that provides fresh food vouchers to local residents.


The Citizens’ Voice reports about Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s new imaging technology.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthDay News reports that older adults with confusion who are emergency-admitted have longer stays and a higher rate of death within one year following their admission.

CBS Philadelphia reports about a new device to help prevent bedsores.

State News:

The Express-Times reports about area hospitals included in the recently released U.S. News & World Report best hospitals ranking. HAP members cited

National News:

The Tribune-Review reports about a proposal to revamp the country’s organ transplant system. UPMC cited

Healthcare IT News reports that a New York hospital’s Telehealth Express Care has reduced emergency room wait times.

The Chicago Tribune reports about drug company payments to physicians. University of Pennsylvania cited

FierceHealthcare reports with an update about the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017.

Health Reform:

The Huffington Post reports about fixing the Affordable Care Act.

The New York Times reports about the new challenges of getting Americans to sign up for health insurance.


The Meadville Tribune reports, “A state lawmaker wants to close a loophole in state law that can prevent doctors from notifying child protective services in cases when babies are born with drugs in their systems.”

Medicare and Medicaid:

HealthDay News reports that anti-vaccine messages from family and friends often influence a new mom’s decision to delay getting newborn shots.


The New York Times reports about the physician shortage that never happened.

Medical News:

Reuters reports, “Doctors are doing fewer weight-loss procedures to implant adjustable bands around the stomach and more operations to remove the devices or alter them…”

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