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Today's News Clips

March 25, 2019

Member News:

The Gettysburg Times reports that WellSpan Health now is offering infusion therapy services in the Hanover area. (Subscription required)

The York Daily Record reports about WellSpan Health’s continued expansion, including new services and facilities.

Northcentral PA reports that UPMC Hillman Cancer Center recently was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Tower Health Partners continues to expand its physician network.

The Daily Review reports that Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital recently was recognized for energy-efficient updates. (Subscription required)

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WPVI-TV reports that The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is providing area schools with automated external defibrillators as part of its Youth Heart Watch program.

WTAE-TV reports that UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh received a $1 million donation to establish a new therapy suite children with rare cancers.

Technology:

The Observer reports that Allegheny Health Network’s Westfield Memorial Hospital recently upgraded its diagnostic capabilities with the 64-slice Perspective CT scanner.

STAT reports that digital health care app companies are struggling to better respond to crisis situations, like patients who reveal suicidal thoughts.

Quality and Patient Safety:

KYW Newsradio reports about Mercy Hospital’s new food market program.

State News:

The Times Leader reports that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate decreased to 4 percent during February.

National News:

NPR reports about decreasing the cost of prescription medications.

Modern Healthcare reports that, although the number of cases has dropped, the cost of treating sepsis in a hospital increased 20 percent during the past three years.

TIME reports about the national epidemic of youth vaping.

The Chicago Tribune reports about nurse ratio legislation in Illinois.

Health Reform:

Bloomberg reports that House Democrats soon will unveil health care legislation aimed at lowering costs and protecting people with preexisting conditions.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Medical News Today reports about the cost-effectiveness of healthy food prescriptions for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Medical News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports with an update about seasonal flu activity.

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