Health Care

Nov 8, 2013

In brief: Kevin Black named Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society president

Dr. Kevin Black, the C. McCollister Evarts professor and chairman of the department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, recently became the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society's 58th president.

Nov 8, 2013

In brief: PinnacleHealth joins Aetna networks

Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth System has joined Aetna's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program provider networks.

Nov 8, 2013

POWERBOOK 2013: Power alumni

Now in its third year, our annual Powerbook edition has highlighted some of Central Pennsylvania's most influential power players.

Nov 8, 2013

POWERBOOK 2013: Rite Aid CEO blends financial objectives, community involvement

John T. Standley was brought back to Rite Aid Corp. in 2008 and tasked with rebuilding the struggling pharmacy chain for a second time in nine years.

Nov 8, 2013

Powerbook 2013

One person can make a difference, but it often takes a team to bring it all together.

Nov 7, 2013

New regulations allow $500 FSA carryover

A new regulation effective immediately gives health flexible spending arrangement plan sponsors the ability to let employees carry over up to $500 in unused funds into the next year.

Nov 1, 2013

Newsmakers: Health Care

Business featured this week: PinnacleHealth System

Nov 1, 2013

Eastern Insurance, NiSource shares up in Q3; Select Medical level

On the heels of its announced sale in September, Lancaster-based Eastern Insurance Holdings Inc. closed the third quarter strong with net income of $3.7 million, or 48 cents per diluted share.

Nov 1, 2013

Report: Numbers of ambulatory surgery centers increase, margins rise slightly

Statewide, the number of ambulatory surgery centers grew by 10 to 281 in 2012, and their average operating margins grew from 24.94 percent to 25.83 percent, according to the annual Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report.

Oct 31, 2013

Community Health Systems Q3 net income drops 91 percent

Third-quarter net income for Community Health Systems Inc. dropped 91 percent from $44.2 million last year to just under $4.1 million this year, according to the company's latest report.

Oct 31, 2013

Obamacare furor inspires curiosity

Even though much of it has centered on healthcare.gov's problems, all the press on Obamacare has served to increase curiosity, according to Bankrate.com.

Oct 29, 2013

Geisinger-Lewistown deal approved after antitrust drama

The Geisinger Health System acquisition of Lewistown Hospital is out of the regulatory queue after a short antitrust drama.