CPBJ - Health Care http://www.cpbj.com/section/health_care Health Care News Health Care en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:41:11 EST Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:41:11 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150401/CPBJ01/150409974&source=RSS Highmark Health reports 1B growth for 2014 Highmark Health's operating revenue grew 1 billion to 16. 8 billion in 2014, a 6. 2 percent increase over 2013, company officials announced Wednesday. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:51:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150401/CPBJ01/150409974&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150331/CPBJ01/150339953&source=RSS Highmark, Lancaster General Health announce accountable care partnership Highmark Blue Shield and Lancaster General Health announced a partnership on Tuesday that targets improvements in quality, cost of patient care and the health care experience in Lancaster County. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:54:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150331/CPBJ01/150339953&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329800&source=RSS Medical cannabis Birth of an industry in Pennsylvania? Tim Cullen, co-owner of two retail cannabis shops in Denver called Evergreen Apothecary and Colorado Harvest Co. , has seen tremendous growth in the legal marijuana trade. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:46:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329800&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329756&source=RSS DaVita to buy two WellSpan dialysis centers, manage others DaVita Inc. , a national provider of dialysis services for patients with chronic kidney disease, will purchase and manage WellSpan Health's outpatient dialysis centers in York and Littlestown starting in May, both companies announced Thursday. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:59:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329756&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329757&source=RSS Penn State Hershey names new CFO Penn State Hershey officials announced Thursday that Stephen Massini, chief administrative officer of the Geisinger Clinic in Danville, will become chief financial officer of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on April 20. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:12:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329757&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/303259996&source=RSS A Conversation with Deborah Willwerth Deborah Willwerth is chief executive officer for Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. She graduated from Penn Manor High School and earned a bachelor&#8217s in nursing at Millersville University and a master&#8217s degree in nursing at Widener University. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/303259996&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/303259997&source=RSS Cybersecurity a constant concern for health insurance agencies Cybersecurity breaches are an unfortunate aspect of doing business in the 21st century. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/303259997&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329825&source=RSS Newsmakers Senior Care Business featured this week Moravian Manor Retirement Community Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:01:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150327/CPBJ01/150329825&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329765&source=RSS Tina Nixon to leave YWCA for executive position at PinnacleHealth Tina L. Nixon, the CEO at the YWCA Greater Harrisburg, has resigned her position and will move into an executive role with PinnacleHealth Systems. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:09:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329765&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329885&source=RSS Poll shows access to care strong but out-of-pocket expenses rising in Pa. A poll commissioned by the Pennsylvania Medical Society shows that patients feel they are easily able to schedule doctor appointments, but that their out-of-pocket expenses have increased since last year. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:06:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329885&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329888&source=RSS PA eHealth Partnership Authority announces funds to connect hospitals, ambulatory providers to P3N network The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority recently announced the availability of up to 11. 8 million in onboarding grant funds to help connect hospitals and ambulatory practices to the Authority's Pennsylvania Patient Provider Network, or P3N. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:23:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329888&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329889&source=RSS Lancaster General welcomes new robotic surgical system Officials at Lancaster General Hospital announced recently that their acquisition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System will expand the number and complexity of cases their surgeons will be able to perform. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:10:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329889&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329941&source=RSS CEO tells trustees Penn State Hershey meeting health care challenges Dr. A. Craig Hillemeier, CEO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System, told the Penn State Board of Trustees on Friday that more physicians and other medical professionals will be needed in the coming years to meet growing patient demand and address health care reform. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:32:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150326/CPBJ01/150329941&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150324/CPBJ01/150329891&source=RSS PAMED presenting white paper at state medical cannabis hearing The Pennsylvania Medical Society presented a white paper called Is marijuana medicine? today at a joint hearing of the state House Health and Judiciary Committees in Philadelphia. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:33:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150324/CPBJ01/150329891&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150324/CPBJ01/150329892&source=RSS New model at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital may have saved estimated 400,000 A six-month study in efficiency of patient care at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital resulted in as much as 412,000 in cost savings and improved patient discharge rates, according to a report. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:16:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150324/CPBJ01/150329892&source=RSS