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 6, 2019

Member News:

MyChesCo reports that Phoenixville Hospital – Tower Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy.

The Citizens’ Voice reports about Geisinger’s designation as a Radiology Center of Excellence by Covera Health.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WTAJ-TV reports about LifePoint’s donations to local charities to celebrate its 20-year anniversary.

The Erie Times-News reports about new federal research funding flowing into the region. HAP members citedM


Becker’s Hospital Review reports about how Penn Medicine is overcoming interoperability challenges.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Philly Voice reports about a Penn Medicine study that concludes that simple emoji button terminals can effectively measure both patient and staff satisfaction.

NPR reports about the hidden costs of discounted health care.

National News:

The Hill reports about federal efforts to prevent surprise medical bills.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the newly released report about the benefits to patients of health care consolidation.

A New York Times opinion reports about the American health care system as “one giant workaround.”


The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports, “Pennsylvania Senate Democrats will hold ten open house events across the state in September…”

STAT reports about new research that indicates that opioid prescriptions are more likely to be written late in the day, or when physician appointments are behind schedule.

Emergency Preparedness:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about a new malware that uses the Bitcoin blockchain platform to pass through existing anti-virus software.

Health Data Management reports about how insurers are helping Americans affected by Hurricane Dorian.


The Philadelphia Tribune reports with an update about Hahnemann University Hospital’s residency slots.

Penn State News reports that Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has increased the awareness and utilization of employee wellness resources.

KYW reports about a rally by staff at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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