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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Surgeon General calls on businesses to invest in community health

The Surgeon General report said community health investments will improve business’ bottom lines and the health of the economy. The Surgeon General report said community health investments will improve business’ bottom lines and the health of the economy.

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Providers await new HHS coronavirus grant reporting deadline

HHS has delayed a Provider Relief Fund grant recognition deadine originally set for Feb. 15. The agency has not yet announced a new deadline. HHS has delayed a Provider Relief Fund grant recognition deadine originally set for Feb. 15. The agency has not yet announced a new deadline.

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Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay $5.1M HIPAA penalty

The penalty resolves alleged HIPAA violations stemming from a data breach that took place from December 2013 to May 2015 and compromised data on 9.3 million people, according to HHS’ Office for Civil Rights. The penalty resolves alleged HIPAA violations stemming from a data breach that took place from December 2013 to May 2015 and […]

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Louisiana gets reports vaccine providers are discriminating

Louisiana’s chief public health officer warned hospitals, pharmacies and clinics that they should not be steering their coronavirus vaccine doses solely to their own patients. Louisiana’s chief public health officer warned hospitals, pharmacies and clinics that they should not be steering their coronavirus vaccine doses solely to their own patients.

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Providence names new chief financial officer

Providence has named its interim CFO, Greg Hoffman, as its chief financial officer. He replaces Venkat Bhamidipati, who left in 2020 to become CFO of McAfee. Providence has named its interim CFO, Greg Hoffman, as its chief financial officer. He replaces Venkat Bhamidipati, who left in 2020 to become CFO of McAfee.

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Quest Diagnostics wins CDC contract to sequence coronavirus samples

Quest Diagnostics said Monday that it has secured a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide genomic sequencing of the virus that causes COVID-19. Quest Diagnostics said Monday that it has secured a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide genomic sequencing of the virus that causes […]

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‘We know this is real’: New clinics aid virus ‘long-haulers’

The programs’ approaches vary, but they share the goal of trying to comprehend, treat and give credence to patients who cannot get free of the virus that has infected more than 24 million Americans and killed about 400,000. The programs’ approaches vary, but they share the goal of trying to comprehend, treat and give credence […]

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Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide.  A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf […]

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A peek behind the curtain on hospital prices

The newly public price information could shake the industry, equipping insurers and large employers to drive harder bargains with hospitals. Savings eventually could filter down to patients through lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The newly public price information could shake the industry, equipping insurers and large employers to drive harder bargains with hospitals. Savings eventually […]

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Nursing home employment continues free fall, industry prepares for worker exodus

After more than a decade of gradual losses, nursing home employment began a free fall in April as the novel coronavirus spread across the country. And it hasn’t recovered. After more than a decade of gradual losses, nursing home employment began a free fall in April as the novel coronavirus spread across the country. And […]

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