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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Sanford Health CEO stepping down after saying he won’t wear a mask

Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft late last week said he didn’t need to wear a mask because he is immune from contracting or transmitting COVID-19 since he tested positive. Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft late last week said he didn’t need to wear a mask because he is immune from contracting or transmitting COVID-19 since […]

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AHA, others release update to COVID-19 essential surgery roadmap

AHA, others release update to COVID-19 essential surgery roadmap tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The AHA today, along with the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, released Joint Statement: Roadmap for Maintaining Essential Surgery during COVID-19 Pandemic, an update to a previous joint statement most recently released in […]

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CDC advisory group identifies ethical principles to be considered during COVID-19 vaccine distribution

CDC advisory group identifies ethical principles to be considered during COVID-19 vaccine distribution tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday released recommendations for the ethical allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, once available to the public. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices identified four ethical principles on which to base allocation recommendations […]

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CMS updates guidance on Medicaid/CHIP coverage for COVID-19 vaccinations.

CMS updates guidance on Medicaid/CHIP coverage for COVID-19 vaccinations. tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released updated guidance for states and territories on Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Basic Health Program coverage and reimbursement for COVID-19 vaccinations. The updates includes information on vaccination-related liability protections authorized by the […]

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U.S. awards contract to produce swabs for point-of-care test

U.S. awards contract to produce swabs for point-of-care test tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The departments of Health and Human Services and Defense yesterday announced an $11.6 million contract to domestically produce more nasal swabs for the Cue Health molecular testing system, which detects the COVID-19 virus in about 20 minutes at the point of care. […]

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CDC updates COVID-19 testing recommendations for international fliers

CDC updates COVID-19 testing recommendations for international fliers tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week updated its recommendations for COVID-19 testing before and after international air travel. Among other actions, they call for viral testing 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after travel. Passengers should stay home for seven days after travel if they test negative, […]

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FDA launches Q&A webpage on masks, respirators

FDA launches Q&A webpage on masks, respirators tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The Food and Drug Administration has posted a webpage with answers to frequently asked questions about face masks, surgical masks and respirators for COVID-19. Topics include their differences and use; conservation strategies; emergency use authorizations; how to purchase and donate; and how to report […]

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FDA expands approval of flu treatment to post-exposure prevention

FDA expands approval of flu treatment to post-exposure prevention tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved using the antiviral treatment Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) to prevent flu in patients age 12 or older who have been exposed to someone with flu. “This expanded indication for Xofluza will provide an important option to […]

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AHA report examines teaching hospitals’ impact on health care

AHA report examines teaching hospitals’ impact on health care tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 A new AHA TrendWatch report released today examines teaching hospitals’ impact on a transforming health care landscape. The document gives an overview of graduate medical education and identifies key issues in training the physician workforce, including: residency caps that limit funding for […]

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CMS issues final rule for organ procurement organizations

CMS issues final rule for organ procurement organizations tjordan_drupal Nov 24, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday issued a final rule revising the requirements for organ procurement organizations that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as required by an executive order last year. OPOs are non-profit organizations responsible for evaluating and […]

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