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Lehigh Valley Health Network merges with Pocono Health System

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 29, 2016

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.

UPMC hourly workers strike to protest wages, union rights

UPMC hourly workers strike to protest wages, union rights

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 29, 2016

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.

Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

Commentary: Urban hospitals still fill a unique role in their communities

By Barry R. Freedman  |  October 29, 2016

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.

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

Editorial: A promising fiddling with health insurance

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 08, 2016

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.

HHS investigating possible data breach, and other briefs

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 08, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy sent an email last week to members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps warning them that unauthenticated visitors to a computer site could have accessed their names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. Investigators are still trying to...

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