Pennsylvania is considering legislation that would allow nurse practitioners to practice in rural or underserved areas without the supervision of a physician.
Ken Levitan returns to Einstein after a two-year stint at consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he was executive director of its healthcare provider practice. Previously he was Einstein Healthcare's chief information officer for 10 years.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey will return to the University of Pennsylvania as a professor in the Penn Integrates Knowledge program, which recruits scholars of various disciplines.
Officials in Pennsylvania, a state that was key in electing President Donald Trump, are championing the benefits of Medicaid expansion and warning about the fallout that could occur if it's rolled back.
Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., has merged with Pocono Health System, based in Tobyhanna, Pa., effective Jan. 1. The deal adds one hospital to Lehigh Valley's growing system. Lehigh Valley currently operates seven hospital campuses and 16 health centers.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System plans to extend its reach into New Jersey by acquiring Princeton HealthCare System, the two hospital groups said this week.
Around 20 employees of Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system staged a labor strike Tuesday to protest wages and union rights. The striking workers allege UPMC has prevented them from forming a local under the Service Employees International Union-Healthcare Pennsylvania.
Provider-owned insurer UPMC Health Plan and Reading Health System on Monday said they are forming a joint venture to offer health insurance to employers and individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The ability to keep moving has enabled Einstein Healthcare Network to survive 150 years and grow from a 22-bed hospital in an old farmhouse to a comprehensive healthcare provider and education leader with hospitals and outpatient-care centers across the Philadelphia region.
Penn State Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System, Harrisburg, Pa., abandoned their proposed merger in the wake of renewed regulatory opposition from the Federal Trade Commission.
Republicans and Democrats agreed on a promising health insurance reform? Unheard of. Absurd. Medicare's Innovation Center put it in motion without opposition from Capitol Hill? Unthinkable. Or maybe a miracle of miracles is happening in Washington.
At least 2.5 million Americans who currently purchase individual health insurance plans would qualify for tax credits if they bought coverage through the marketplace next year.