Today's News Clips

February 26, 2020

Member News:

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

State News:

WESA reports that youth homelessness is increasing in Pennsylvania, and at a faster pace than the national average.

National News:

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.

Emergency Preparedness:

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.

Medical News:

WNEP-TV reports about area cases of seasonal flu. Geisinger Medical Center cited

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September 5, 2019

Member News:

The Citizens’ Voice reports about the new Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center.

WICU-TV reports that Magee-Womens Research Institute is expanding.

The Penn State News reports about the master plan for Penn State Health’s new acute care hospital.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals: reports that Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger have entered into a joint venture with others to create a wellness hub for the community.

State News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports about local leaders named to the state board that will create and manage Pennsylvania’s health insurance exchange.

The Tribune-Review reports that Pennsylvania was awarded a $2.25 million federal grant to study maternal deaths.

National News:

TIME reports about mumps outbreaks among immigrants detained in U.S. facilities in 19 states.

Kaiser Health News reports about “bargain” priced dentistry services available outside of the U.S.

The Hill reports that New York City has declared an end to the city’s largest measles outbreak in three decades.

The Hill reports that the drug industry’s public approval rating is at a record low.


The Daily Item reports that Pennsylvania’s opioid prescriptions dropped 25 percent after implementation of the monitoring database.

Emergency Preparedness:

HealthDay News reports that a new poll indicates that many older Americans aren’t prepared for a natural disaster.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about hospital disaster preparedness.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about substantial changes proposed for obtaining and maintaining Medicare billing privileges.


FierceHealthcare reports about gender-based differences in general surgery resident salaries.

Medical News:

The Tribune-Review reports about concern among doctors about the increase in vaping-related lung illnesses.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that vaping now has been linked to severe lung illness in 25 states.

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