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Insights series – issue 2: Culture of diversity, respect, and inclusion
Siemens: A white paper on how to “Increase workforce productivity” at Main Line Health

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

Main Line Health News…
Jefferson Hospital Opens Shabbat Pantry
Jewish Exponent: And Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood may have the most comprehensive facilities for Orthodox patients and their families in the area, according to a 2015 Jewish Exponent article.

Regional Health News…
Struggling Pa. hospitals to test new funding model
WHYY: Five rural Pennsylvania hospitals are testing a pilot program that aims to keep them financially viable and help them better target resources to patients.

Healthcare Business News…
3 Ways Your Hospital Can Contain Escalating Drug Prices and Shortages
HealthLeaders Media: What can hospital executives and clinicians do inside their hospital walls to tackle rising costs and inconsistent supplies?

Quality and Safety News…
CDC urges hospitals to step up their protections, protocols against staph infections
Healthcare Finance News: In 2017, more than 119,000 bloodstream staph infections occurred and 20,000 people died from them.

Patient Care News…
Receiving flu vaccine while hospitalized reduces heart attack risk
Beckers Hospital Review: Influenza vaccination administered during a hospital stay can lower the likelihood of heart attack, according research that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session.

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