September 9, 2019
The Buffalo Business First reports, “Nearly a year after his appointment on an interim basis, Brian Durniok has been named president at UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown.”
In a related article, the Post-Journal also reports about the story.
The Patriot-News reports that state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is offering employees voluntary buyouts to trim costs.
Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:
The Morning Call reports that Lehigh Valley Health Network helped to fund new technology for first responders to better care for heart attack patients.
WHTM-TV reports about state-of-the-art cancer care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Quality and Patient Safety:
The Citizens’ Voice reports about Geisinger’s focus on caring for the area’s seniors.
STAT reports about differences among ambulance transports to emergency room locations possibly linked to race.
MyChesCo reports about state efforts to ensure Pennsylvania’s children have access to healthy foods and places to exercise.
The Center Square reports about challenges of providing high-speed broadband access in the state’s rural areas.
FierceHealthcare reports about lawmakers’ return to health care-related issues and proposed legislation.
FierceHealthcare reports that a new report from UnitedHealth highlights the high cost of administering injected or infused specialty drugs in hospitals.
Healthcare Dive reports that patients forced to drive further to a hospital because of a local closure risk negative health outcomes, according to a new study.
FierceHealthcare reports about increasing physician support for the Affordable Care Act.
The Associated Press reports, “Pennsylvania will receive another $75 million in federal aid to fight the opioid-addiction crisis…”
The Patriot-News reports about the shortage of psychiatrists in conjunction with increasing cases of depression and suicide.