LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term …
HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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COVID-19 vaccine exemption passes West Virginia House

A bill to limit West Virginia employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus passed the House of Delegates. A bill to limit West Virginia employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus passed the House of Delegates.

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NIH awards funding to develop 12 new rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2

NIH awards funding to develop 12 new rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 tjordan_drupal Oct 15, 2021 The National Institutes of Health yesterday awarded a total of $78 million in funding to develop and manufacture 12 new rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, with the goal of bringing to market as soon as this year new home […]

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NOVA winners share tips on partnering to address social determinants of health

NOVA winners share tips on partnering to address social determinants of health tjordan_drupal Oct 15, 2021 This year’s AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award honorees from CommonSpirit Health, Luminis Health, Memorial Health System, Providence, and Texas Health Resources will discuss their award-winning programs to address homelessness, an aging population, behavioral health and substance use, lagging community […]

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HHS renews public health emergency

HHS renews public health emergency tjordan_drupal Oct 15, 2021 The Department of Health and Human Services has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days effective Oct. 18. The extension will help hospitals and health systems combat COVID-19 in their communities. Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19) Headline HHS renews public health emergency tjordan_drupal Oct […]

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Walmart makes headway into self-insured space with Transcarent partnership

Walmart is making its first grab for the self-funded employer market in an attempt to capture more consumer healthcare dollars. Walmart is making its first grab for the self-funded employer market in an attempt to capture more consumer healthcare dollars.

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U.S.: States can order COVID shots for younger kids next week

U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized. U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized.

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Nebraska attorney general says doctors can prescribe controversial COVID drugs

Nebraska’s AG said that he won’t seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections. Nebraska’s AG said that he won’t seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections.

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FDA advisory panel recommends authorizing J&J booster for adults

FDA advisory panel recommends authorizing J&J booster for adults tjordan_drupal Oct 15, 2021 Available data support the safety and effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization as a booster dose in individuals aged 18 and older at least two months after an initial single dose, the Food and Drug Administration’s […]

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CDC issues additional planning guidance for pediatric COVID-19 vaccination

CDC issues additional planning guidance for pediatric COVID-19 vaccination tjordan_drupal Oct 15, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday released an operational planning guide for pediatric COVID-19 vaccination and preliminary information on the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to authorize emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine […]

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Abbott Molecular Inc. recalls SARS-CoV-2 test kits due to false positives

Abbott Molecular Inc. recalls SARS-CoV-2 test kits due to false positives tjordan_drupal Oct 15, 2021 Abbott Molecular Inc. yesterday issued a recall for its Alinity m SARS-CoV-2 AMP Kits and Alinity m Resp-4-Plex AMP Kits, distributed between May 13, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021, for their potential to give false positive results. The Food and […]

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