2023-07-28 E-Edition

An Overview of the Fierce Competition in Pennsylvania’s Health Insurance Marketplace

As 2023 unfolds, Pennsylvania’s health insurance marketplace has become a bat­tleground for insurance providers seeking to expand their reach and secure a larger share of the state’s healthcare landscape. Driven by the growing demand for afford­able and comprehensive coverage, the health insurance industry in the state is experiencing increased competition, lead­ing to innovative offerings, better customer service, and an overall […]

Indiana County Growth


Great things are happening in Indiana County. The agriculture industry is about to receive a big boost with the recent announcement of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC beginning the development of a renewable natural gasffi(RNGffi) production plant. RNG, also known as biomethane, is produced through the processing and purification of biogas and interchangeable with conventional natural gas. Air Liquide […]

Independence Health System Cardiovascular Program Reaches 25-Year Milestone at Butler Memorial Hospital

Independence Health System contin­ues to demonstrate its commitment to offering expert care locally as the car­diovascular program at Butler Memorial Hospital reaches its 25-year milestone this month. The Heart Center at Butler Memorial has been providing patients with high-quality screenings, preven­tion, treatment, cardiac rehabilitation and surgical interventions for heart dis­ease since its inception in July 1998 and continues to evolve […]

Indiana County Welcomes Air Liquide Renewable Natural Gas Plant to Center Township

In collaboration with Senator Joe Pittman, Representative Jim Struzzi, County Commissioners, R. Michael Keith, Robin Gorman, and Sherene Hess, the Indiana County Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC to the 119 Business Park – Lot 2, located in Center Township, Indiana County, PA for the development of a renewable natural gas ffi(RNGffi) production plant. […]

Evangelical Community Hospital’s Donna Schuck Recertified with Fund Raising Executive Credential

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Inter­national has announced that Donna Schuck, As­sociate Vice President of Philanthropy and Donor Relations at Evangeli­cal Community Hospital, has been recertified as a CRFE. Schuck is one of over 7,700 profession­als around the world holding the desig­nation, one she has held since 2017. Individuals granted the CFRE Creden­tial have met a series of standards set […]

Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger come together to launch Risant Health and expand access to value-based care

In an innovative move designed to im­prove the health of communities, achieve better health care outcomes, and improve health care affordability, Kaiser Founda­tion Hospitals and Geisinger Health an­nounced last month the launch of Risant Health and a definitive agreement to make Geisinger the first health system to join Risant Health to expand access to value- based care in more communities […]

Addiction Affects Thousands of Pennsylvanians and their Families

(July 5, 2023, DuBois, Pennsylvania) In the United States, addiction affects millions of people, including thou­sands in Pennsylvania. Addiction, also known as substance abuse dis­order, is a chronic medical condition characterized by a compulsion to use substances despite losing money, rela­tionships, family members, employment, freedom, health, dignity and even life. Addiction can be a devastating condition, but there is hope. […]

Spread the word: Help is available

July 16 marked one year since our nation transitioned to 988, the easy-to-remember, na­tionwide mental health crisis helpline. This number connects call­ers with the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Preven­tion Lifeline). Congress designated 988 in 2020 and as a part of the federal government’s commitment to address­ing the mental health crisis in America, unprecedented federal […]

New AI Tool Beats Standard Approaches for Detecting Heart Attacks

A new machine learning model uses electrocardiogram (ECG) readings to diagnose and classify heart attacks faster and more accurately than current approaches, according to a study led by University of Pittsburgh researchers that published today in Nature Medicine. “When a patient comes into the hospital with chest pain, the first question we ask is whether the patient is having a […]