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April 27, 2017

Member News:

The Herald-Standard reports via interview with President and CEO Louis J. Panza, Jr., about advances at Monongahela Valley Hospital.

The Herald-Standard reports about upgraded technology and other improvements at Washington Health System Greene.

The Herald-Standard reports about the growth of Excela Frick Hospital.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about Jefferson Health’s collaboration with a Denver-based hospital to create the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WBRE-TV reports about maintaining and advancing services for residents who use Jersey Shore Hospital.

Technology:

Medical Life Science reports about a virtual reality tool that helps medical students improve their communication skills with patients.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Health Intelligence Network reports about social determinants that contribute to poor population health.

State News:

The Patriot-News reports with an update about the nurse practitioner scope of practice legislation. HAP cited

In a related article, a Republican Herald op-ed also comments about the legislation. HAP cited

CBS Philadelphia reports about the drop in uncompensated care. HAP cited

National News:

The Associated Press reports about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plans to reduce costs and allow veterans to seek care in the private sector.

FierceHealthcare reports about the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System’s housing initiative for homeless superusers.

Health Reform:

The New York Times reports about the possibility of health insurer Anthem leaving the federal insurance marketplace if low-income subsidies are halted.

In a related article, Healthcare Dive reports about the financial status of Anthem and other insurers in the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

HealthLeaders Media reports about improving the U.S. health care system. Geisinger Health System cited

Emergency Preparedness:

The Patriot-News reports about UPMC Susquehanna’s upcoming mass casualty exercise.

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