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Today's News Clips

December 15, 2017

Member News:

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that Dennis Pfleiger was named the new president of St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus.

The Public Opinion reports about the origin of Chambersburg Hospital.

The Record Herald features Patrick O’Donnell, president and chief executive officer of Summit Health, speaking about his vision for navigating the changing health care landscape.

CBS Philadelphia reports with video that the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia lit the skyline in blue in support of its patients.

State Budget:

The Morning Call reports about predictions for a year-end budget surplus.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Herald-Mail reports about Waynesboro Hospital’s annual “Lights of Hope” ceremony.


mHealth Intelligence reports about using telemedicine to triage emergency room patients and reduce overcrowding. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital cited

Modern Healthcare reports about the potential effect of the net neutrality regulations on telemedicine.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the use of educational video games to help doctors improve their triage skills. UPMC cited

Quality and Patient Safety:

NPR reports about low health literacy and “what happens when 9-year-olds write the patient guides”.

State News:

The Tribune Democrat reports about the newly formed Department of Human Services’ workgroup to help doctors better respond when babies are born with addiction.

National News:

POLITICO reports with an update about the Republican’s proposed tax reform bill.


The Philly Voice reports about how area emergency rooms have adjusted to better manage the growing number of opioid patients. HAP members cited

The Tribune-Review reports about new license regulations for the state’s recovery and halfway houses providing outpatient treatment for drug addiction.

STAT reports about the expectations regarding federal funding to address the opioid epidemic.

Medical Xpress reports about a collaboration to study the "one-size-fits-all" approach to prescribing opioids. HAP members cited

Emergency Preparedness:

The Times-Tribune reports about active shooter drills planned at Moses Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton.


The Sun-Gazette reports about plans to expand the local licensed practical nursing program. UPMC Susquehanna cited

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