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Zero Hedge
September 4Overnight Media Digest - Friday's jobs report is likely to be scrutinized more
September 4
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
Overnight Media Digest - Friday's jobs report is likely to be scrutinized more than most, now that the U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, perhaps as early as this month. Economists expect a gain of 220,000 jobs in August.... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
In the stateHONEY GROVE - In light of the Labor Day Holiday, the Tuscarora Township Supervi
In the state
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted yesterday
HONEY GROVE - In light of the Labor Day Holiday, the Tuscarora Township Supervisors will hold their meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the township building in Honey Grove. Man sought after pushing officer NEW RINGGOLD (AP) - Authorities are... Read more
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TribLIVE
Former Highmark CEO sues health insurer for $32 millionFormer Highmark CEO Dr. Kenneth Melani has sued his former employer over his 20
Former Highmark CEO sues health insurer for $32 million
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Former Highmark CEO Dr. Kenneth Melani has sued his former employer over his 2012 firing, alleging he was terminated because he refused to fire a woman he was having an affair with, according to a complaint filed late Wednesday in the Allegheny... Read more
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TribLIVE
Highmark Health reports $171M operating loss for 1st half of yearHighmark Health on Thursday reported an operating loss of $171 million for the
Highmark Health reports $171M operating loss for 1st half of year
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Highmark Health on Thursday reported an operating loss of $171 million for the first six months of 2015, which it attributed to the performance of individual health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's marketplace. Highmark Health is the... Read more
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FOX Business
Highmark CEO fired after fight with mistress's husband sues for company for $32MPITTSBURGH – The former CEO of Pittsburgh health insurance giant Highmark Inc.
Highmark CEO fired after fight with mistress's husband sues for company for $32M
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
PITTSBURGH – The former CEO of Pittsburgh health insurance giant Highmark Inc. is suing the company for $32 million, saying he was wrongfully fired because he refused to fire a female employee with whom he was having an affair. Dr. Kenneth Melani... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Highmark CEO fired after fight with mistress's husband suesPITTSBURGH (AP) - The former CEO of Pittsburgh health insurance giant Highmark
Highmark CEO fired after fight with mistress's husband sues
WTRF Wheeling / Posted yesterday
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The former CEO of Pittsburgh health insurance giant Highmark Inc. is suing the company for $32 million, saying he was wrongfully fired because he refused to fire a female employee with whom he was having an affair. Dr. Kenneth... Read more
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TribLIVE
Plum girls soccer hopes to build on strong end to '14The Plum varsity girls soccer team overcame the adversity of a midseason coachi
Plum girls soccer hopes to build on strong end to '14
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
The Plum varsity girls soccer team overcame the adversity of a midseason coaching change in 2014 and made a late-season charge to the WPIAL playoffs. Section 3-AAA victories over Woodland Hills and Gateway in the final week of the regular season... Read more
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TribLIVE
Fancy a week of English refinement in Pittsburgh? Britsburgh is a smashing answerChances are that Queen Elizabeth II won't be attending Pittsburgh's inaugural c
Fancy a week of English refinement in Pittsburgh? Britsburgh is a smashing answer
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
Chances are that Queen Elizabeth II won't be attending Pittsburgh's inaugural celebration of all things British — although she has been sent a formal invitation, according to Robert Charlesworth, chairman of Britsburgh. “I wrote to the queen telling... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
Short List: September 3-10FREE EVENT: Fri., Sept. 4 — Art With Labor Day arriving late this year, the ho
Short List: September 3-10
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 3 days ago
FREE EVENT: Fri., Sept. 4 — Art With Labor Day arriving late this year, the holiday weekend has more arts activity than usual. A good bet for kicking it off remains the Penn Avenue Arts District’s monthly gallery crawl, Unblurred. A dozen or more... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Ensure care for covered consumersThe ongoing failure of Delta Medix, the regional medical group, and Highmark, t
Ensure care for covered consumers
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
The ongoing failure of Delta Medix, the regional medical group, and Highmark, the huge Blue Cross health insurer, to achieve a business arrangement imperils the health care of up to 13,000 Highmark subscribers who are Delta patients. It’s a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Quaker Valley boys soccer coach stresses importance of group over individualFor those looking to find out who will be in the starting lineup when the Quake
Quaker Valley boys soccer coach stresses importance of group over individual
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
For those looking to find out who will be in the starting lineup when the Quaker Valley boys soccer team begins its season later this week, they'll have to wait until the Quakers hit the field. First-year coach Andrew Marshall isn't tipping his hand... Read more
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TribLIVE
Judge allows conspiracy lawsuit against UPMC, Highmark to proceedA Pine hotel can pursue its claim that UPMC and Cole's Wexford Hotel Inc. is t
Judge allows conspiracy lawsuit against UPMC, Highmark to proceed
TribLIVE / Posted 3 days ago
A Pine hotel can pursue its claim that UPMC and Cole's Wexford Hotel Inc. is the only remaining plaintiff in a 5-year-old lawsuit originally filed by Royal Mile Co., a Whitehall property management company. U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti... Read more
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ABC News
US Couple Stuck in Portugal 3 Months After Premature BirthDoctors cleared Kim and Fred Spratt to travel in May, when Kim was six months p
US Couple Stuck in Portugal 3 Months After Premature Birth
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
Doctors cleared Kim and Fred Spratt to travel in May, when Kim was six months pregnant with twins. But one week into the vacation, Kim went into labor. The couple’s newborn son, Hudson, did not survive. Their daughter, Hayden, weighed 1 pound, 8... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Freespira Breathing System now available for panic disorder treatment through Highmark Health's VITAL programHighmark Health, Allegheny Health Network and Palo Alto Health Sciences have an
Freespira Breathing System now available for panic disorder treatment through Highmark Health's VITAL program
News-Medical-Net / Posted 4 days ago
Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network and Palo Alto Health Sciences have announced that the Freespira Breathing System is being made available to patients who suffer from panic disorder and symptoms of panic through Highmark Health's new VITAL... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
13,000 affected when Delta Medix, Highmark deal expires WednesdayA biopsy scheduled for this morning should reveal whether cancer has returned t
13,000 affected when Delta Medix, Highmark deal expires Wednesday
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
A biopsy scheduled for this morning should reveal whether cancer has returned to Mark Seitzinger’s bladder after nearly six years in remission. But starting on Wednesday, he must stop seeing his doctor of eight years, Donald Preate Jr., M.D.,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
13,000 affected when Delta Medix, Highmark deal expires WednesdayA biopsy scheduled for this morning should reveal whether cancer has returned t
13,000 affected when Delta Medix, Highmark deal expires Wednesday
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
A biopsy scheduled for this morning should reveal whether cancer has returned to Mark Seitzinger’s bladder after nearly six years in remission. But starting Wednesday, he must stop seeing his doctor of eight years, Donald Preate Jr., M.D., because... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lehigh County Exec Tom Muller names donors, amounts for inaugural fundDemocratic Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller has made public the names and amo
Lehigh County Exec Tom Muller names donors, amounts for inaugural fund
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
Democratic Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller has made public the names and amounts of donors to his inaugural fund as he and Republican critics continue to jockey for political advantage following an FBI investigation into Allentown City... Read more
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The News & Observer
Resume gaps pose challenges for Triangle women resuming careersBeverly deSouza, who interrupted her career to raise three sons, is anxious abo
Resume gaps pose challenges for Triangle women resuming careers
The News & Observer / Posted 5 days ago
Beverly deSouza, who interrupted her career to raise three sons, is anxious about how a 15-year gap in her resume will look to prospective employers now that she wants to resume her profession. “The field of biological research just changes so... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Battery break streak, beat Richmond 2-0Charleston Battery carried the weight of a six-game winless streak into their b
Battery break streak, beat Richmond 2-0
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 6 days ago
Charleston Battery carried the weight of a six-game winless streak into their biggest rival’s stadium Saturday night, rediscovered their luck and grit, and emerged with a 2-0 win and a continued share of third place in the USL East. It was a match... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Highmark W.Va. in Parkersburg recognized"As part of our commitment to improve the health and wellness of the communitie
Highmark W.Va. in Parkersburg recognized
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
"As part of our commitment to improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Highmark believes it's important to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for employees, customers and community members who choose to use their bicycles as a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Valley New Dispatch high school notebook: Knoch unveils 1st Hall of Fame classKnoch announced its first sports Hall of Fame class. The five-member group of
Valley New Dispatch high school notebook: Knoch unveils 1st Hall of Fame class
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
Knoch announced its first sports Hall of Fame class. The five-member group of inductees is heavy on golf talent, including one of the school's most famous and recognizable names, Jim Simons. A 1968 graduate, Simons followed stellar prep and college... Read more
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TribLIVE
Fashion FYI: Nicole Miller to unveil 10th-anniversary fashion collectionAfter a decade as one of J.C. Penney's iconic design partners, renowned fashion
Fashion FYI: Nicole Miller to unveil 10th-anniversary fashion collection
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
After a decade as one of J.C. Penney's iconic design partners, renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller will unveil a limited-edition Nicole by Nicole Miller 10th anniversary collection online and in stores throughout September. The line showcases... Read more
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TribLIVE
Nonprofit hospital titan UPMC’s income eclipses recordDespite its tumultuous divorce from rival Highmark Inc., hospital titan UPMC h
Nonprofit hospital titan UPMC’s income eclipses record
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
Despite its tumultuous divorce from rival Highmark Inc., hospital titan UPMC hit a record level of cash-flow income over the past fiscal year and its health care plan membership grew significantly. “This market has never been better,” Robert... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown School District considers funding Mosser Village Family CenterThe Allentown School District is considering helping a financially-strapped fam
Allentown School District considers funding Mosser Village Family Center
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 8 days ago
The Allentown School District is considering helping a financially-strapped family center. The Mosser Village Family Center, a not-for-profit that serves hundreds of underprivileged families in East Allentown announced in late spring it was in... Read more
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WTAP Parkersburg
Highmark holds a Healthy Cooking ClassA local business is helping people learn how to cook. Highmark, in collaborati
Highmark holds a Healthy Cooking Class
WTAP Parkersburg / Posted 8 days ago
A local business is helping people learn how to cook. Highmark, in collaboration with Cafe Blue is offering monthly 30 minute healthy cooking classes to the community. The cooking classes were first only offered to Highmark's employees. Today,... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
No insurance against bad public policyA lawsuit filed last week on behalf of subscribers of the former Blue Cross of
No insurance against bad public policy
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of subscribers of the former Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania should interest legislators and regulators as much as the courts. The suit brought by Plains Twp. contends that prior to its recent merger with... Read more
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TribLIVE
Sweetwater works with The Caring Place to display special exhibitThe first few weeks of kindergarten were rough for Nova Davis. Her infant brot
Sweetwater works with The Caring Place to display special exhibit
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
The first few weeks of kindergarten were rough for Nova Davis. Her infant brother had recently died, her parents were grieving, and classmates couldn't relate. “She saw other kids with siblings, and she'd come home crying,” said her mom, Jennifer... Read more
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TribLIVE
Plum seminar talks sports concussionsArea youth athletes are transitioning into fall sports seasons, both with schoo
Plum seminar talks sports concussions
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
Area youth athletes are transitioning into fall sports seasons, both with school teams and with club programs, while others continue to work out in advance of winter and spring seasons. With that in mind, East Suburban Sports Medicine Center, in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Suit alleges former NEPA Blue Cross gave away $90MWILKES-BARRE — The former Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania has engaged i
Suit alleges former NEPA Blue Cross gave away $90M
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — The former Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania has engaged in “blatantly unlawful conduct” by giving away $90 million in surplus money that should have been used to benefit policyholders, a class-action lawsuit filed last week... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Herenton's charter network to build new campusOf all the lessons her middle school students will learn this year, Angela Jack
Herenton's charter network to build new campus
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
Of all the lessons her middle school students will learn this year, Angela Jackson wants a mantra about attitude to be priority No. 1. “I’m teaching them that your attitude defines your character,” said the principal of the Du Bois School of... Read more
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Philly.com
Independence Blue Cross grows by partnering, not merging"We believe that we are of a size that if we continue to go it alone, we will b
Independence Blue Cross grows by partnering, not merging
Philly.com / Posted 12 days ago
"We believe that we are of a size that if we continue to go it alone, we will be very successful, but we are very open to exploring strategic alliances, collaborations, and who knows what that means in terms of consolidations down the road," said... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
'Harvest' proves fruitfulTerah Klein, president and CEO of SW Resources, said the event is a combination
'Harvest' proves fruitful
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
Terah Klein, president and CEO of SW Resources, said the event is a combination of a silent auction, buffet dinner and a live auction. "This is the only fundraiser put on by SW Resources," she said. "We have two events, a silent auction and live... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Class-action suit filed against former Blue Cross of NEPAWILKES-BARRE — The former Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania has engaged i
Class-action suit filed against former Blue Cross of NEPA
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — The former Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania has engaged in “blatantly unlawful conduct” by giving away $90 million in surplus money that should have been used to benefit policyholders, a class-action lawsuit filed this week... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
UPMC hospital service workers have been trying to form a union for three years. Are they any closer?On Aug. 4, shouts of “we fight, we sweat, put $15 on our check” echoed through
UPMC hospital service workers have been trying to form a union for three years. Are they any closer?
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 17 days ago
On Aug. 4, shouts of “we fight, we sweat, put $15 on our check” echoed through the archways of the City-County Building as hundreds of protesters chanted in support of Pittsburgh hospital service workers. The rally was a gathering of UPMC hospital... Read more
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Pittsburgh City Paper
New City Paper column will provide insights into all Pittsburgh sportsThe cheap seats are where I am the most comfortable. Every sporting event I att
New City Paper column will provide insights into all Pittsburgh sports
Pittsburgh City Paper / Posted 17 days ago
The cheap seats are where I am the most comfortable. Every sporting event I attend, you can find me walking up to my seats rather than down to them. Sure, it’s a long walk, but the advantage is never having to worry about tipping someone for wiping... Read more
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TribLIVE
Proud to be an AmericanAye May threw her hands in the air in excitement and smiled. Holding flowers i
Proud to be an American
TribLIVE / Posted 17 days ago
Aye May threw her hands in the air in excitement and smiled. Holding flowers in one hand, she extended her other arm to hug friends, family and strangers and posed for photos with those she barely knew along the way. “I'm happy, happy, very happy,”... Read more
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TribLIVE
20, mostly refugees, become citizens in naturalization ceremony in WhitehallAye May threw her hands in the air in excitement and smiled. Holding flowers i
20, mostly refugees, become citizens in naturalization ceremony in Whitehall
TribLIVE / Posted 17 days ago
Aye May threw her hands in the air in excitement and smiled. Holding flowers in one hand, she extended her other arm to hug friends, family and strangers, posing for photos with those she barely knew along the way. “I'm happy, happy, very happy,”... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Ronald McDonald House kicks off Season of Caring campaignGloria Herrera had no idea what to expect when she went into labor two months e
Ronald McDonald House kicks off Season of Caring campaign
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Gloria Herrera had no idea what to expect when she went into labor two months early with her son, Danilo “DJ” Joseph Herrera. DJ was born Oct. 29 with three holes in his heart and Down syndrome. Although Mrs. Herrera and her husband, Danilo, live... Read more
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TribLIVE
Carnegie Science Center’s Fab Lab gives makers new toolsZach Weber, an education coordinator at the Nicholas sits still in a chair as
Carnegie Science Center’s Fab Lab gives makers new tools
TribLIVE / Posted 17 days ago
Zach Weber, an education coordinator at the Nicholas sits still in a chair as an image of his face appears on a computer screen. Then, at the adjacent 3-D printer, a tube dribbles molten plastic on a base, a 0.2-millimeter layer at a time.... Read more
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TribLIVE
West Newton police chief requests Narcan kitsWest Newton could become one of the first small town police departments in the
West Newton police chief requests Narcan kits
TribLIVE / Posted 17 days ago
West Newton could become one of the first small town police departments in the region to carry a drug kit to reverse the deadly effects of an overdose from heroin or other opiates. Police Chief Gary Indof said he sent a letter to Westmoreland County... Read more
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NJ Biz
Trenton Times building sold; to become charter schoolThe former Trenton Times building in Trenton will become a school after its pur
Trenton Times building sold; to become charter school
NJ Biz / Posted 17 days ago
The former Trenton Times building in Trenton will become a school after its purchase by a Utah company, according to real estate firm Segal LaBate Commercial Real Estate. The Trenton-based firm said the building at 500 Perry St. was bought by... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Your HealthLEWISBURG - Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital wil
Your Health
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
LEWISBURG - Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold blood pressure screenings the following times and day: 9 a.m.-noon Mondays; noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Community Health and... Read more
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Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirates Homestand Highlights Monday, August 17 - Sunday, August 23, 2015Monday, August 17, 2015-Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:05 p.m.) Paint Par
Pirates Homestand Highlights Monday, August 17 - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Pittsburgh Pirates / Posted 18 days ago
Monday, August 17, 2015-Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:05 p.m.) Paint Party on the Deck: Join the Pirates as they partner with Paint Monkey on Monday nights throughout the season, to create a Pirates masterpiece. Enjoy a pre-game painting... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Community Events Listings, August 17, 2015Archbald Pork dinner: Black Diamond Hose Company pork roast dinner, Aug. 29, n
Community Events Listings, August 17, 2015
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
Archbald Pork dinner: Black Diamond Hose Company pork roast dinner, Aug. 29, noon-5 p.m., 926 Rock St., $10, from members or at door, takeouts available; 570-876-2310. Clarks Green Family event: Clarks Green Assembly of God “Fight for Your Family”... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Nominees for workplace award requestedThe winners of the prestigious annual awards will be honored by their local cha
Nominees for workplace award requested
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
The winners of the prestigious annual awards will be honored by their local chamber of commerce later this year. Previous Healthy Workplace Awards winners can also be nominated for the Continuing Excellence Award, which recognizes a past award... Read more
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TribLIVE
Riverhounds settle for 1-1 draw against short-handed CharlotteRyan Finley's late, headed goal canceled out Lebo Moloto's long-range volley in
Riverhounds settle for 1-1 draw against short-handed Charlotte
TribLIVE / Posted 20 days ago
Ryan Finley's late, headed goal canceled out Lebo Moloto's long-range volley in the first half, and the Riverhounds had to settle for a 1-1 draw with the 10-man Charlotte Independence on Saturday at Highmark Stadium. Charlotte (6-6-8) played the... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Highmark's leader in area hopes for job growthWILKES-BARRE — Highmark’s senior leader in the region hopes the recently comple
Highmark's leader in area hopes for job growth
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Highmark’s senior leader in the region hopes the recently completed merger between Blue Cross of Northeast Pennsylvania and the larger Pittsburgh-based health insurance company will help slow down health care cost increases and grow... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Highmark, Blue Cross merger brings new changesBrian Rinker, Highmark’s new senior vice president of the Northeastern Pennsylv
Highmark, Blue Cross merger brings new changes
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 24 days ago
Brian Rinker, Highmark’s new senior vice president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania region, said he hopes the recently completed merger with the larger Pittsburgh-based health insurance company will help manage health care costs better and grow jobs... Read more
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Business Wire
Saint Francis Healthcare Recognized for Improving Patient Care“Our focus is to improve the health of the entire community through cost-effect
Saint Francis Healthcare Recognized for Improving Patient Care
Business Wire / Posted 24 days ago
“Our focus is to improve the health of the entire community through cost-effective services. This program is helping our health system to enhance clinical practices and achieve the best outcomes for patients, which, in turn, reduces costs for... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Your HealthLEWISBURG - Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital wil
Your Health
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
LEWISBURG - Community Health and Wellness at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of screenings. Blood Pressure Screenings: 9 a.m.-noon Mondays; noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Fridays, Community Health and Wellness... Read more
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