Health Care

York-based Dentsply International a steady market performer

At the same time efforts are under way to attract new medical manufacturing businesses to York County, Dentsply International Inc., with 100 years of experience, is making dental equipment in York and selling it worldwide.
The York-based firm, which has been expanding its reach in the sales and services spectrums recently, is noted for a steady growth trajectory that can draw both admiration and criticism for being a little too cautious, analysts said.

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State-level tort reform proposed

A handful of long-sought malpractice reform measures are on the state Legislature's docket this year, and proponents are optimistic about their passage.
"Politically, the stars are as aligned as have been in a long time. Gov. (Tom) Corbett has made it clear that he supports tort reform, and the House leadership has made it clear that they support tort reform," said Scot Chadwick, vice president of governmental affairs for the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

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Obamacare: A change we can bereave in

Last week marked the first anniversary of Congress passing Obamacare, for which former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said we would “have to pass the bill to find out what is in it.” Well, the taxpayers have had a year to find out what's in it; and since the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper, the American people are giving the president and Congress a report card with a big, red-inked grade of F.

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Central Pa. native to take top spot at Pinnacle

Former Lancaster General Hospital CEO Michael A. Young has been away from the midstate for seven years.
That might not sound like a lot, but "seven years in health care is an eternity," said Young, who will become CEO and president of Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth System in June. "So, to me, it's really a new market."

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PinnacleHealth rehab facility ranks highly

The Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital, part of the PinnacleHealth Community Campus in Lower Paxton Township, ranks in the top 10 percent of inpatient rehabilitation facilities, according to the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation's annual Program Evaluation Model Report Card.

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Editorial: Commonwealth needs lawsuit abuse reform now

Why should a defendant in a civil case be responsible for paying the entire judgment when it's only partially liable for an accident?
The question has been pondered for years in the commonwealth, which has one of the worst legal systems in the country. Tort reform received legislative traction in 2006; however, a reform bill died on then-Gov. Ed Rendell's desk.

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