Health Care

May 31, 2017

Reading Health System to buy five hospitals, change name to Tower Health

Reading Health System plans to buy five regional hospitals, a major expansion to the nonprofit system based in West Reading.

May 8, 2017

Region’s medical device makers back repeal of tax in new health bill

The 2.3 percent tax on an American manufacturer’s sales of medical devices made and shipped in the U.S. began Jan. 1, 2013, only to be suspended in 2015.

May 8, 2017

Workday coffee habits are grounds for moderation

The standard cup of joe is a well-established morning ritual – so deeply rooted in our wake-up routines that it has extended into the workday as a quick pick-me-up for never-ending meetings and fast-approaching deadlines.

May 3, 2017

Reading Health Physician Network adds two practices, seeks expansion

Reading Health Physician Network added two practices that include 26 anesthesiologists and a primary care physician, part of the network’s expansion mission throughout Berks County.

Apr 25, 2017

Nearly 500 LVHN employees to relocate to downtown Allentown

Lehigh Valley Health Network said it agreed to move almost 500 of its employees from information services, enterprises analytics and clinical informatics to offices at Three City Center in downtown Allentown, starting in November.

Apr 21, 2017

Two independent pharmacies open on-site labs for customers

Health Network Laboratories opened labs inside two independent pharmacies in the Greater Lehigh Valley this week, the first of many the Hanover Township-based company expects to open in the region over the coming months.

Apr 12, 2017

Four Greater Lehigh Valley hospitals get an ‘A’ for patient safety

Four hospitals in the Greater Lehigh Valley were among 31 Pennsylvania hospitals that earned an A for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group’s annual spring report released today.

Apr 3, 2017

Daiichi Sankyo sells Bethlehem packaging plant for $14M

Sharp Packaging Services bought a Bethlehem pharmaceutical packaging facility from Daiichi Sankyo Inc. for $14 million.

Mar 27, 2017


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Mar 27, 2017

As health care debate rages, chronically ill wait for access

It is abundantly clear that the American health care system is in crisis, a full code red, and has reached a tipping point.

Mar 27, 2017

HSAs are the picture of future health and long-term care

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but sadly, it will not keep future medical expenses at bay.

Mar 27, 2017

Fines on rise as HIPAA aims at medical entities, associates

Medical entities and their business associates are all too familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, more commonly known as HIPAA.