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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences to offer 4 new master's degrees

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences to offer 4 new master's degrees

Medicare fraud charge filed against former owner of York practice

Medicare fraud charge filed against former owner of York practice

Bulk of Cedar Haven sale proceeds likely headed to pension fund

Bulk of Cedar Haven sale proceeds likely headed to pension fund

Health Care News

Capital BlueCross launches accountable care arrangement with St. Luke's

Susquehanna Township-based insurer Capital BlueCross has launched a regional accountable care arrangement with St. Luke's University Health Network, a nonprofit based in Lehigh County and serving southeastern Pennsylvania and part of New Jersey. Read More »»

Report: Obamacare's medical device tax collection program has problems

Lower-than-expected filings and revenue, erroneously assessed penalties and inability to identify manufacturers subject to the tax are among the reasons cited in a new report that says the IRS needs to improve its strategy on Obamacare's medical device excise tax. Read More »»

CHS: Data breach affected practices affiliated with Memorial Hospital

Physician practices affiliated with Memorial Hospital of York were affected by a data breach at the hospital's parent company, a company spokeswoman confirmed this morning. Read More »»

WellSpan announces tobacco-free hiring policy

York-based WellSpan Health, the region's largest health care system, is joining several of its peers with a new policy of not hiring new employees who use tobacco or nicotine products. Read More »»

WellSpan creates fund at YCCF to support EMS regionalization

WellSpan Health and York County Community Foundation are working together on a new fund designed to encourage emergency medical services providers in York County "to work toward a more coordinated, regional EMS system that effectively meets the needs of York County communities." Read More »»

State health department revamps environmental/drilling policy

The state Department of Health is changing how it handles responses to environmental health concerns and complaints specifically related to Marcellus Shale drilling. Read More »»

Lancaster, Carlisle patients not affected in CHS data breach, spokeswoman says

1:15 p.m. update: Community Health Systems Inc. hospitals in Lancaster and Cumberland counties were not included in a data breach that affected approximately 4.5 million CHS patients, a local spokeswoman said. Read More »»

premium content Awards

Industries featured this week: Designations, education, health care, insurance Read More »»

premium content Behind the List with James Bramson, DDS

James Bramson, DDS, is chief dental officer of United Concordia Cos. Inc. In his first practice, he was one of three dentists in an entire county in Iowa. Read More »»

premium content While others merge, Hanover Hospital remains independent — and likes it that way

To understand why Hanover Hospital is the only health care facility in the midstate that has not merged with another health care organization is to understand the Hanover area. Read More »»

premium content Grocers look for more opportunities to partner in the health care arena

Giant Food Stores LLC hired its first in-store nutritionist in 2005. Read More »»

premium content Contention continues on prior authorization, co-pays, co-insurance

Obamacare isn't directly responsible for the health insurance complications known as prior authorization, co-insurance and multiple co-payments, because they predate the law and it doesn't mandate them. Read More »»

Willow Valley Communities introduces SmartLife

Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster County has introduced a new program for people ages 60 and up, called SmartLife Via Willow Valley. Read More »»

I was wrong -- but ...

I can admit it when I'm wrong. Read More »»

PinnacleHealth releases 2013 annual report

Charity care and the total system budget at PinnacleHealth System were up about 18 percent and 25 percent respectively in 2013, according to the Harrisburg-based nonprofit's annual report released this week. Read More »»

Karen Oxler named president of Lancaster General Hospital

Karen Oxler will succeed Tom Beeman as president of Lancaster General Hospital on Aug. 18, in a move designed to allow Beeman to focus on the big picture at LGH parent company Lancaster General Health. Read More »»

PinnacleHealth's Ortenzio Cancer Center to open Aug. 18

PinnacleHealth announced today that the $20 million Ortenzio Cancer Center on its West Shore Campus in Hampden Township will open Aug. 18. Read More »»

Newsmakers: Health Care

Business featured this week: Capital BlueCross Read More »»

Select Medical, Cedar Realty, Kratos Defense report earnings

Select Medical Holdings Corp., Cedar Realty Trust and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.— all with connections to the midstate — have released earnings reports. Read More »»

Department of State disciplines several midstate business professionals

The Department of State took disciplinary actions against six licensed or commissioned professionals and organizations in the midstate in July, Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele announced. Read More »»


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Lancaster County Business Report 2014

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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.

United Way of the Capital Region 2014

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Now more than ever, our community counts on United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) and its safety net of services. From food pantries to life-sustaining medications, UWCR supports more than 80 programs and services that are needed to keep Central Pennsylvania strong. Learn more about this positive force in our region and how you can help.

Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
As Babe Ruth once said, “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” That’s true for baseball, and it’s true for business, especially for the 44 companies featured in this publication. Whether they have more than a century of business under their belts or just a few years, these companies are all stars. Armed with winning business plans, dedicated teammates and a love for the game, they are simply worth watching (and reading about).

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards 2014

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards 2014
The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) holds the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program for its contractor members. Winners join the ranks of hundreds of companies recognized as “the best of the best” in the construction industry. Now in its 25th year, the competition creates a greater awareness of the quality workmanship produced by free enterprise contractors right here in Central Pennsylvania.

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