Documentary celebrates history, future of Geisinger

“We’ve learned by changing our approach to healthcare, we can capture 30 to 40 percent of value that has been lost,” said [Dr. Glenn Steele, president and chief executive officer]. “We are changing behaviors on the part of patients, providers and insurance.”…

What Lancastrians should know about LGH / Penn merger. What LGH can learn from Geisinger.

‘Increases in hospital market concentration lead to increases in the price of hospital care,’ reported the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a respected healthcare think tank that had just finished an elaborate survey of hospital pricing. The report also stated that ‘at least in some procedures, hospital concentration reduces quality.’

Capitolwire: On Keystone Exams, ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’ PDE secretary tells Senate lawmakers

And while he agrees Pennsylvania’s assessments — the Keystones, in particular — may carry too much weight, Acting Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera says superintendents across the state don’t want the General Assembly to turn back now.

Post Mortem on Winter; Fifty Shades of Whips, Tyrants, and a Bond parody

Like the critically reviled novel on which it is based, “Fifty Shades of Grey” elicited a virtual tsunami of bad reviews; only 25% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. But the grousing about nudity and perverse sex did little to discourage the books’ massive fan base; if anything the static only raised the movie’s profile.

Indiana’s governor is a counter-factual fool in dealing with the spread of AIDS

Mr. Pence’s order, which is in effect for 30 days, would allow for a needle-exchange program within Scott County if one is requested by local officials.”

Belated kudos to LNP for its editorial on LGH

We ask LNP to join us in requesting that merger talks be put on hold and to requests public forums be held around the county where questions can be posed and answers required.

Decline of the Philadelphia Inquirer Part 4: Burning a source

Rather than go to jail to protect a source as most newspaper reporters would do, the Inquirer and Daily News seem satisfied to work with court officials to expose a source, and punish the source for giving them information.

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Belated kudos to LNP for its editorial on LGH

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