Health Care

Jul 10, 2013

HHS awards health centers outreach funds

Health centers will be hiring 2,900 outreach and eligibility assistance workers with $150 million awarded nationally to help get people enrolled in health care coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.

Jul 9, 2013

Highmark completes affiliation with St. Vincent Health System

Insurer Highmark Inc. announced today that it has completed its affiliation with St. Vincent Health System in Erie, having secured all necessary approvals.

Jul 9, 2013

Garden Spot Village joins Planetree, implements care model

Garden Spot Village has joined Planetree, a nonprofit that guides organizations through a structured process designed to “personalize, humanize, and demystify the health care system by putting the needs of individuals first.”

Jul 5, 2013

In brief: State begins pilot for electronic medical records exchange

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority said it's beginning a pilot project this month for laboratories to exchange lab results electronically with medical providers through the state's information exchange network.

Jul 5, 2013

In brief: Good Samaritan Oncology & Hematology Associates earns certification

Good Samaritan Oncology & Hematology Associates has become one of seven practices in Pennsylvania to be recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative certification program.

Jul 5, 2013


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Jul 5, 2013

Lancaster County attracts retirees; communities respond

Not everyone is looking to retire in Lancaster County, though many are, according to recent reports from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Jul 4, 2013

UnitedHealthcare opens defined-contribution plan to groups of 51-99

UnitedHealthcare has expanded its Multi-Choice defined-contribution plan to Pennsylvania groups with 51-99 employees.

Jul 3, 2013

Midstate reaction to PPACA employer mandate delay mostly positive

Locally and nationally, much of the reaction to the Obama administration's surprise move to delay the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's employer mandate has been akin to relief.

Jun 28, 2013

Select Medical to partner in new Ohio rehab hospital

Select Medical announced today that it has entered an agreement with OhioHealth to bring an inpatient rehabilitation hospital focusing on neurological trauma and stroke patients to central Ohio.

Jun 27, 2013

LG Health unveils Barshinger Cancer Institute, nation’s first CyberKnife M6

The healing power of nature is emphasized throughout Lancaster General Health's new Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, which will hold an open house for the public this Saturday.

Jun 27, 2013

Amendment to Mcare Act axes reporting requirement

This week, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 194, which eliminates annual reporting requirements on medical malpractice claims.