Health Care

May 31, 2013

York-based health group gets $1M grant

The South Central Pa. branch of Aligning Forces for Quality has been awarded a $1 million grant to be used over the next two years for the final phase of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's AF4Q initiative.

May 31, 2013

In brief: HHS: EHRs reach ‘tipping point’

More than half of U.S. physicians and other eligible health care providers have received an incentive payment for adopting, implementing, upgrading or meaningfully using an electronic health record, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

May 30, 2013

Health Management Associates adopts shareholder rights plan

With a shareholder of 14.5 percent of its outstanding common stock signaling interest in bigger things, Health Management Associates Inc. has adopted a shareholder rights plan.

May 30, 2013

Final rules issued on wellness incentive programs

Final rules have been issued confirming the employer wellness program changes contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

May 29, 2013

Health Management Associates makes local, corporate personnel changes

The leader of Health Management Associates Inc. has announced his retirement, and a Lancaster County facility that is part of the for-profit hospital chain is getting a new administrator.

May 29, 2013

Pa. Medical Society appoints executive vice president

The Pennsylvania Medical Society has appointed Michael Fraser as executive vice president, succeeding Denise Zimmerman.

May 26, 2013

Fourth time is the charm for Pa. clinic legislation

A bill to create a grant program to foster community-based health care clinics in Pennsylvania has been signed by Gov. Tom Corbett after attempts to get legislation enacted in three previous sessions failed.

May 24, 2013

Newsmakers: Health Care

Business featured this week: Patient First

May 24, 2013

Here’s why health care costs are increasing

You can't solve a problem without identifying its primary causes. And the real drivers of our health care crisis have hardly been mentioned, let alone addressed, in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

May 24, 2013

Memorial Hospital settling in as for-profit

It has been about a year since Memorial Health Systems in York was acquired by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Corp., and the most visible change the deal promised is yet to come.

May 23, 2013

Public invited to free York forum on PPACA

Two local organizations are partnering to present a free public forum with the theme “How Will the Affordable Care Act Impact Me and My Family?” in York on Sunday, June 9.

May 21, 2013

PinnacleHealth System, J.C. Blair Health System enter into partnership negotiations

Harrisburg-based nonprofit PinnacleHealth System announced this afternoon that it has entered exclusive partnership negotiations with Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System.