Health Care

Aug 21, 2014

Bulk of Cedar Haven sale proceeds likely headed to pension fund

The bulk of the expected sale proceeds from Cedar Haven Nursing Home in Lebanon County is expected to go to fix the county's ailing pension fund.

Aug 21, 2014

Pa. insurers request increases up to 26 percent on some plans

Pennsylvania insurers have requested rate increases of up to 26 percent for some individual and small-group plans starting Jan. 1, 2015, according to regulatory filings with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.

Aug 21, 2014

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.

Aug 19, 2014

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.

Aug 18, 2014

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.

Aug 18, 2014

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."

Aug 18, 2014

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.

Aug 18, 2014

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.

Aug 15, 2014


Industries featured this week: Designations, education, health care, insurance

Aug 15, 2014

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.

Aug 15, 2014

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.

Aug 15, 2014

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

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