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 9, 2019

Member News:

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.

State Budget:

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.

State News:

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.

National News:

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.

Health Reform:

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.

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