February 26, 2020
WTAJ-TV reports, “The Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is helping to provide better physical therapy to their patients with a state-of-the-art machine.”
The Tribune-Democrat reports about the financial challenges of delivering health care. HAP members cited
The Record-Herald reports about WellSpan Health’s prescription for success.
Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:
WPXI-TV reports that UPMC has teamed up with Pittsburgh city officials in a life-saving initiative called Minutes Matter.
Quality and Patient Safety:
WJET-TV reports that young patients at UPMC Hamot now can drive an electric car to the operating room. UPMC Northwest cited
WESA reports that youth homelessness is increasing in Pennsylvania, and at a faster pace than the national average.
POLITICO reports about the Democratic Presidential debate in South Carolina.
HealthLeaders Media reports about significant drops in the stock market, highlighting health care companies, possibly linked to fears surrounding COVID-19.
Kaiser Health News reports that UnitedHealthcare is dropping hundreds of doctors in New Jersey’s Medicaid physician network.
The Reading Eagle and WNEP-TV report about preparing for the coronavirus.
FierceHealthcare reports about the “significant disruption” that communities could face from an outbreak of COVID-19.
In a related article, Healthcare Dive also reports about the story.
Medicare and Medicaid:
Home Health Care News reports that reimbursement under Medicare for telehealth is preventing widespread adoption among home health care providers.
WFMZ-TV reports about Reading Hospital's medical explorers program to teach high school students about health careers.
WNEP-TV reports about area cases of seasonal flu. Geisinger Medical Center cited