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American College of Healthcare Executives
Spring/Summer 2012
In This Issue

Call for Nominations!
PinnacleHealth plans to build hospital in Hampden Twp.
Report: Highmark must spend more than $475M on hospital
Experts Talk About Local Impact Of Obama’s Health Care Law
Capital BlueCross, PinnacleHealth collaborate to improve health care quality and patient satisfaction


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Chapter Officers

President
Adam C. Hawk, MBA, MPT
WellSpan Health

York, PA 17403-3676
ahawk@wellspan.org

Vice President
Oneida D. DeLuca
Birchwood Consulting Group
Columbia, PA 17512-9222
oneida@birchwoodconsulting.net

Secretary
Andrew Notarfrancesco
BUILD Consulting
andrewnotarfrancesco@buildassoc.com

Treasurer
Rodney E. Drawbaugh, FACHE
WellSpan Health
York, PA 17403-3676
rdrawbaugh@wellspan.org

Call for Nominations!

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SAVE THE DATE!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza, Reading, PA featuring panel discussions on:

- Strategic Marketing: Winning the Battle for Markets and Share

- Bending the Execution Curve: Implementing Successful Change in Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

- Acheiving the Triple Aim in Healthcare

- Diversity and Inclusion

 



PinnacleHealth plans to build hospital in Hampden Twp.

PinnacleHealth System is based in Harrisburg, but it made clear Tuesday that it considers Cumberland County part of its home turf — even though the county already has two hospitals.  Read More

Report: Highmark must spend more than $475M on hospital

The $475 million commitment made by Highmark Inc. to bail out the West Penn Allegheny Health System is not going to be enough to turn it around, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.
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Experts Talk About Local Impact Of Obama’s Health Care Law

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The US Supreme Court could rule as early as today on whether all or part of President Obama’s healthcare law passes constitutional muster.  Read More

Capital BlueCross, PinnacleHealth collaborate to improve health care quality and patient satisfaction

 

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital BlueCross and PinnacleHealth System today announced the formation of an innovative alliance designed to enhance care coordination, improve patient satisfaction and reduce health care expenses. This collaboration, known as an Accountable Care Arrangement (ACA), is one of the first of its kind between an integrated health care system and health insurer in Pennsylvania.

Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1elRN)  Read More

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