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Observation status notice bill passes Pa. Senate

Observation status notice bill passes Pa. Senate

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Norland Family Practice joins Summit Health

Norland Family Practice joins Summit Health

Health Care News

Norland Family Practice joins Summit Health

Norland Family Practice has joined Summit Health and has a new name. Read More »»

Aetna consolidates Medicaid plans in Pennsylvania

CoventryCares of Pennsylvania is now part of Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, and together they are the only statewide Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania. Read More »»

UPDATE: Philhaven, WellSpan Health to explore affiliation

Under a proposed affiliation announced today, Philhaven would become a subsidiary of WellSpan Health, organization leaders said in an interview this afternoon. Read More »»

Unilife signs another agreement with Sanofi for $50M

York County-based Unilife Corp. has signed another agreement with Sanofi, to be the sole provider of cartridge-based wearable injectors for the global health care company's applicable large-dose volume drugs for at least 15 years. Read More »»

premium content Newsmakers: Senior Care

Business featured this week: Brethren Village Read More »»

Unilife speeds up back end of $60 million debt financing for expansion

Unilife Corp. announced it has received an investment infusion of $10 million from one of its current lenders. Read More »»

Respira Medical Inc. lands $10M DOD contract

Respira Medical Inc. has been awarded a $10 million contract through the Department of Defense United States Army Medical Command. Read More »»

Heck Construction building Smilebuilderz urgent care in Ephrata Township

Denver-based Heck Construction Co. Inc. started construction this week on an urgent dental care facility for Smilebuilderz LLC in Ephrata Township. Read More »»

Penn State Hershey adds clinic for maltreated children

Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children now offers specialized primary, mental health and behavioral health care for children who have experienced abuse. Read More »»

Round 4: Companies post five-year-high stock prices this month, big returns

Money — big money — is the largest takeaway from the third-quarter Midstate Stock Report. Read More »»

Cedar Haven sale put off, but expected to go through Oct. 31

The deal that would sell Cedar Haven, the Lebanon County-owned nursing home, to a private Philadelphia-area company hit a snag late last week, but the county commissioners crafted a temporary solution. Read More »»

GAO opinion throws Obamacare risk corridor program to Congress

Obamacare's risk corridor program could face a bumpy road, thanks to a U.S. Government Accountability Office legal opinion issued yesterday. Read More »»

CMS launches Open Payments website

This afternoon marked the latest Obamacare milestone, as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched its Open Payments website. Read More »»

Cumberland County looks to help hospitals cut readmissions through partnership

Cumberland County officials are considering a national program to hire a case manager to help hospitals cut costs by reducing readmissions among senior citizens. Read More »»

Newsmakers: Health Care

Business featured this week: Summit Health Read More »»

Newsmakers: Associations

Businesses featured this week: Keystone Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors Inc., Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society for Marketing Professional Services Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Society of Neurological Surgeons Read More »»


Industries featured this week: Accounting, architecture and engineering, associations, baking and finance, designations, education, health care, printing, technology Read More »»

Capital BlueCross announces palliative care initiative

Capital BlueCross and the Philadelphia-based Health Care Improvement Foundation are collaborating on an initiative they call “a first-of-its-kind for the central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley regions.” Read More »»

Lebanon County wins appeal over dietary workers union at Cedar Haven

A Commonwealth Court ruling handed down Tuesday upheld Lebanon County's 2012 decision to privatize the dietary department at Cedar Haven, the county-owned nursing home. Read More »»

HHS: Pa. Obamacare marketplace may add insurer in 2015

Preliminary data shows that 15 insurance issuers may participate in Pennsylvania's Obamacare marketplace in 2015, up from 14 in 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today. Read More »»


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Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014
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Construction & Real Estate Report - Fall 2014

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Lancaster County Business Report 2014
From the addition of an archery academy, a new laser tag facility and the expansions of Trop Gun Shop and The Volleyball Corner to the recent announcement that next year’s U.S. Women’s Open golf championship will be held in the area, Lancaster County’s business community has been experiencing many victories. Find out how these sports and leisure activities are playing out for the local economy.

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