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Today's News Clips

November 18, 2019

Member News:

Becker’s ASC Review reports that the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh will close two outpatient centers.

The Patriot-News reports about the newly opened UPMC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

State Budget:

The Philadelphia Tribune reports about a recently released report from the Independent Fiscal Office about a potential shortfall during next year’s 2019–2020 budget.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Citizens’ Voice reports about Commonwealth Health’s successful annual Mammothon.


WHP-TV reports about WellSpan Health’s award-winning cancer app.

Skook News reports about Geisinger’s use of artificial intelligence to identify heart patients at risk of developing a dangerous type of arrhythmia.

The Washington Post reports about the critical importance of telemedicine in rural areas of the U.S.

State News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is a recipient of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

The Associated Press reports about negotiations to increase the state’s minimum wage.

National News:

CNBC and Kaiser Health News report about the Trump Administration final rule effective during 2021 that requires hospitals to post prices paid by insurers.

The Associated Press reports with an update about federal legislation to reduce prescription drug costs.

Health Reform:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports with a patient's personal story about limited-benefit health insurance coverage scams.

Emergency Preparedness:

KDKA-TV reports about a recent water main break affecting St. Clair Hospital; patient care was not impacted.


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Philadelphia medical schools are working to increase stress management initiatives for students.

An Intelligencer opinion highlights the extraordinary work and dedication of forensic nurses. HAP members cited

Medical News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about seasonal flu activity across the U.S.

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