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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CMS revises nursing home visitation guidance, citing toll on residents

CMS offered nursing homes guidelines on how to safely allow visitors in indoor and outdoor settings, after months of restrictions meant to protect residents from the coronavirus. CMS offered nursing homes guidelines on how to safely allow visitors in indoor and outdoor settings, after months of restrictions meant to protect residents from the coronavirus.

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Endless lying affects us all

Rather than using his bully pulpit to build a national commitment to the masking and social distancing policies that could return the country to near-normal economic, education and social activities, the president is leading the opposition. Rather than using his bully pulpit to build a national commitment to the masking and social distancing policies that […]

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CDC study suggests COVID-19 mitigation efforts could reduce impact of flu

CDC study suggests COVID-19 mitigation efforts could reduce impact of flu tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study suggests that social distancing and other measures to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 could help reduce the impact of flu this fall and winter in the United States if widely practiced. […]

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NIH funds COVID-19 research, engagement efforts in hard-hit minority communities

NIH funds COVID-19 research, engagement efforts in hard-hit minority communities tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 The National Institutes of Health yesterday awarded $12 million to non-profit research institution RTI International for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. RTI will support teams in 11 […]

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FDA approves new option amid COVID-19-spurred sedation drug shortages

FDA approves new option amid COVID-19-spurred sedation drug shortages tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 The Food and Drug Administration this week approved dexmedetomidine hydrochloride in 0.9% sodium chloride injection for the sedation of initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients in an intensive-care setting and of non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures. The […]

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ASPR releases latest batch of COVID-19 resources

ASPR releases latest batch of COVID-19 resources tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently posted new and updated COVID-19 resources at its Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange. They include: Critical Care Load-Balancing Operational Template and Considerations for Assessing Regional […]

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AHA blog: Hospital price growth remains in check, despite efforts to cherry-pick data to create a false narrative

AHA blog: Hospital price growth remains in check, despite efforts to cherry-pick data to create a false narrative tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 In a new AHA blog, Aaron Wesolowski, AHA’s vice president of policy research, analytics and strategy, sets the record straight about false narratives portraying hospitals and health systems as uniquely responsible for increased […]

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Blog: Shining a light on physician suicide

Blog: Shining a light on physician suicide tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 Each year roughly 400 physicians die by suicide in the U.S. Hundreds more report harboring serious thoughts of suicide. In recognition of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day on Sept.17, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA Physician Alliance, discusses how COVID-19’s unimaginable death toll […]

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HHS declares public health emergency in Oregon due to wildfires

HHS declares public health emergency in Oregon due to wildfires tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday declared a public health emergency and waived certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements in Oregon due to wildfires. The waivers take effect at 6 p.m. ET today and are retroactive […]

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CDC releases recommendations to prevent staph infections in neonatal ICUs

CDC releases recommendations to prevent staph infections in neonatal ICUs tjordan_drupal Sep 17, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released evidence-based recommendations to prevent and control Staphylococcus aureus in neonatal intensive care units, including strains resistant (MRSA) or sensitive (MSSA) to the antibiotic methicillin. The recommendations supplement existing CDC recommendations for all […]

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