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HUP performs more cancer surgeries than any other Philadelphia hospitals Philadelphia Business Journal: The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council compiled data showing what hospitals in the state performed the most surgeries on patients with 11 different types of cancer.

 Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:

 Main Line Health News…

Catching Up With…Katherine Schneider, MD, MPhil, FAAFP
Population Health News: Katherine serves as CEO of Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO).

Regional Health News….

Report: More than a third of Pennsylvania hospitals lose money
The Morning Call: More than a third of Pennsylvania hospitals lost money running their facilities in fiscal 2017, a 30 percent increase from the previous year, according to a state report released Tuesday.

Patient Care News…
4 New Ways You Can Avoid Fines For Not Having Health Insurance
Kaiser Health News: There are already more than a dozen reasons people can use to avoid paying the penalty for not having health insurance. Now the federal government has added four more “hardship exemptions”

 Health Business News…

Measuring Financial and Clinical Impacts of M&A Activity
HealthLeaders Media: What do operating margins and net patient revenue look like and has the cost of providing care come down due to greater scale after M&A activity?

Quality and Safety News….

The next generation of doctors may be learning bad habits at teaching hospitals with many safety violations
STAT: Teaching hospitals like Jackson South, located in metro Miami, are where physician trainees get practice treating patients. They prepare the next generation of doctors, and they have a reputation as places of cutting-edge patient care, given their ties to academic institutions.

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