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150 top places to work in healthcare | 2019

Becker’s Hospital Review: Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2019” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. Penn Medicine is included in the list.

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

Main Line Health News…


Lankenau Medical Center Hosts Multidisciplinary International Rectal Cancer Society (MIRCS) Symposium

City Suburban News: Refer to page 11 for a profile of the MIRCS symposium, which was held at LMC on May 1-3.


Regional Health News…
Jefferson provides Bensalem EMS $1.2 million mobile stroke unit

Bucks County Courier Times: “Those who have personally experienced a stroke, or know someone who has, understand how destructive the effects can be,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO, Jefferson Health. “We are extremely proud to offer such an impactful resource, which provides better patient outcomes and helps Jefferson Health continue our mission to improve and save lives throughout the region.”


Healthcare Business News…
Medicare Advantage outperforms fee-for-service in cost, care for dual eligible

FierceHealthcare: For dually eligible beneficiaries, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans outperform Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) plans, according to a new study from Avalere.


Quality and Safety News…


A measles travel ban? Health officials have considered stopping infected travelers from flying

USA Today: With measles cases in the U.S. at their highest level in a quarter century and continuing to rise, health officials have pondered a drastic step – forbidding those believed to be infected from flying.

Patient Care News…

One-minute survey tool can help providers prioritize patients’ social needs

FierceHealthcare: A one-minute survey in an emergency department waiting room or in general inpatient setting can offer big insights into what a patient’s unmet social needs are, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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