Pennsylvania hospitals chafe over funding cuts; Medicaid expansion in Louisiana could push hospital capital projects;

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> Hospitals in Pennsylvania are chafing over a line item veto of $17.5 million in state funds that also cut federal matching funds by another $18.5 million. The organizations used the money to fund burn units, obstetrics and neonatal care services, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Article

> Expansion of the Medicaid program in Louisiana could mean hospitals will add more jobs and undertake capital projects, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Article

> More hospitals are avoiding serving to their patients meat from livestock or poultry that has been treated with antibiotics, partly as a way to curb patient infections, NPR reported. Article

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> In order to decrease rapid turnover of healthcare employees and increase employee engagement, hospitals and other healthcare institutions must commit to three key strategies, according to a white paper published this week by Press Ganey. Targeted engagement strategies can build a powerful health organization that succeeds at the levels of patient experience, employee retention and financial success, the white paper noted. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The health IT sector brought in $4.6 billion in venture capital funding in 2015, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Last year saw a slight decrease in funding from a record-breaking 2014, which saw $4.7 billion raised in 670 deals. There were 574 deals last year, the report notes. Article

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