Health Care

Sep 6, 2023

Highmark program realizes more than $3B in avoided cost savings

Highmark Inc.’s program to reduce hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits has seen more than $3 billion in avoided cost savings since 2017. 


Sep 4, 2023

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: Most Survive Diagnosis, but Challenges Remain

The American Cancer Society estimates that 43,720 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed this year, with women accounting for more than 70% of those cases

Sep 1, 2023

Two area retirement communities partnering

Garden Spot Communities and Frederick Living announced the affiliation of their organizations.


Sep 1, 2023

Using technology to improve health care experiences and lower costs

Technology solutions increasingly allow partners in the health care model to improve care access and outcomes while reducing costs

Aug 31, 2023

UPMC Orthopaedic Care opens second walk-in clinic

UPMC Orthopeadic Care in Central Pennsylvania will open UPMC Walk-In Orthopaedic Injury Clinic Sept. 5 in Enola. 

Aug 31, 2023

WellSpan Health first in Pa. to earn health equity accreditation

WellSpan Health has received accreditation for addressing health equity by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). 

Aug 30, 2023

Amusement company agrees to change admission policies after complaint at Lancaster location

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General’s office secured an agreement with a global amusement company to provide equal access to disabled residents.

Aug 28, 2023

Central Pennsylvania sees uptick in health insurance coverage

The rate of Central Pennsylvanians under age 65 without health insurance fell between 2020 and 2021, according to data released by the Census Bureau.

Aug 24, 2023

Hershey Medical Center adds new facility dog to work with adult patients

The newest member Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s facility dog program will work with adult patients to help with their healing. 

Aug 24, 2023

State agency sounds alarm on rise in maternal morbidity

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) analysts have found an alarming rise in severe maternal morbidity among patients hospitalized in the state for a delivery from 2016 through 2022.  

Aug 24, 2023

Campaign to expand No Shave November to top $1 million

A partnership that expands on No Shave November hopes to raise more than $1 million for prostate cancer and men’s health. 

Aug 22, 2023

Help may be on the way to alleviate Pa. nursing crisis

Pennsylvania is moving to implement the Nurse Licensure Compact by allowing nurses with multistate licenses issued by 40 other states and territories to practice in Pennsylvania.