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Report: New entrants making big plays in health care

Report: New entrants making big plays in health care

Faith in your business

Faith in your business

Big expansion planned at Woodcrest Villa

Big expansion planned at Woodcrest Villa

Health Care News

Three names to one: Newly dubbed Affilia Home Health serves 9 counties

A home health care provider that previously operated under three monikers — VNA Community Care Services, PinnacleHealth Home Care and Reading Health Home Care — has consolidated its identities under one new name: Affilia Home Health. Read More »»

premium content Newsmakers: Health Care

Business featured this week: Summit Health Read More »»

premium content Behind the List with Larry J. Zook

Larry J. Zook is president and CEO of Landis Homes Retirement Community. He also has a blog for Landis Homes and has an interest in all forms of social media. Read More »»

premium content Health system factors workforce's age diversity into structure of programs, benefits

Holy Spirit Health System has about 2,900 employees that range in age from their 20s to well past retirement age. Read More »»

Report: New entrants making big plays in health care

Of the 2013 Fortune 50 companies, roughly 38 have a major stake in health care and 24 of those are new entrants into the industry, according to a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute. Read More »»

Faith in your business

Lawyer Shawn McLaughlin knows the decision to identify as Christian might cost his York law firm some business. But he and the other partners are fine with that. Read More »»

Big expansion planned at Woodcrest Villa

A $10 million expansion to start in September will more than double the size of the Woodcrest Villa community center, according to Mennonite Home Communities President Nelson Kling. Read More »»

Report: Affordable Care Act could influence costs of auto, malpractice, other insurances

The expansion of health insurance accomplished under the Affordable Care Act might alter costs for several major types of liability insurance, though any such changes are likely to be modest, according to a new Rand Corp. study. Read More »»

George Leader Corp. acquires former Waterbridge Personal Care Residence

The George M. Leader Corp., which is headquartered in Dauphin County, has added a fifth member to its roster of senior-living communities operated under the Providence Place Senior Living brand. Read More »»

Lancaster Family Practice Associates to move

Construction on the second lot in Oregon Pike Professional Center is slated to begin in May, and Lancaster Family Practice Associates has signed on to lease one of the two new buildings. Read More »»

Cumberland County officials set to kick off nursing home work

Cumberland County officials will launch a nearly $2.9 million renovation project April 21 to create a short-term rehab wing at the Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Middlesex Township. Read More »»

Bill to curb doctor drug dispensing passes Pa. House

Legislation to curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients has passed the state House of Representatives on a unanimous vote. Read More »»

HHS releases Medicare provider payment data

In what it calls a historic release giving consumers “unprecedented transparency,” the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has just released data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other health care professionals. Read More »»

Report: More young employees turn down health insurance

Fewer young employees are accepting job-based health insurance when offered it, according to a new report from ADP Research Institute. Read More »»

Man sentenced for ambulance fraud scheme

One of seven people charged in what authorities say was a local ambulance company's scheme involving more than $1.5 million in fraudulent Medicare claims has been sentenced to 24 months in prison. Read More »»

40-hour workweek bill passes U.S. House, would face veto

Eighteen U.S. House Democrats sided with Republicans on Thursday on a 248-179 vote approving a bill that would change the Obamacare definition of full-time work from 30 to 40 hours a week, but the White House has promised to veto it. Read More »»

premium content In brief: EMS, ambulance join forces

West Shore EMS and Citizens' Hose Company/Dillsburg Ambulance have signed a collaborative agreement effective April 1 to increase the level of emergency medical services and improve the response time for advanced life support/paramedic services in northern York County. Read More »»

Company rebrands as Willow Valley Living

Last fall, Willow Valley Communities removed “retirement” from its name, and now the company that develops and manages the Lancaster County nonprofit continuing-care retirement community is following suit. Read More »»

House to consider bill mandating observation status notice

A bill requiring hospitals to explicitly inform patients in observation status of the financial implications has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 195-4 and will now proceed to the Senate. Read More »»

Study suggests reason to offer dental insurance

New research from Harrisburg-based United Concordia Dental Insurance may give companies a reason to consider offering dental insurance if they don't already. Read More »»

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What do Utz Quality Foods, Sun Motor Cars and Knoebels Amusement Resort have in common? They're all regional family businesses. Through the years, they have grown by successfully extending their businesses to the next generations. Today, these families maintain significant ownership in their companies, and they also have family members serving at the executive level. Read on to see many more examples of local family businesses — and family businesses in the making.

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