Governor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania’s Rural Health System

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania’s Rural Health System Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Results Harrisburg, PA –  As in other states across the nation, providing access to quality health care for Pennsylvanians residing in rural communities has become increasing challenging. Since 1990, health outcomes in rural communities across America have deteriorated. While people living in urban areas have seen better health outcomes and an improved access to care, those in rural areas face much starker health challenges.For the past 18 months, the Wolf administration has been developing a plan to transform rural health across Pennsylvania.  Earlier this year Pennsylvania submitted a plan to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to implement a Rural Health Transformation Initiative. The federal government reviewed Pennsylvania’s proposal and today announced that they would grant Pennsylvania a $25 million grant to put this model into place.“Today, I am proud to announce that the federal government has awarded Pennsylvania a $25 million grant to enact our initiative to transform rural health,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “The Pennsylvania Rural Health Transformation Initiative is designed to address the challenges faced by rural hospitals and promote a transition to higher quality, integrated and value-based care through several changes to the current model. This will improve health outcomes in rural areas, which face significant challenges and have been especially hard hit by the opioid and heroin epidemic. Rural hospitals are the economic engines of many of these communities and the success of health care in our rural communities impacts every Pennsylvanian.”The goals of this new rural health model are to improve population health and quality of care that is delivered locally and to enable rural hospitals to move toward greater financial sustainability through an all-payer global budget model.‘Shortly after Governor Wolf took office and we assessed the state, it became clear to us that our rural hospitals, like those across the nation, were challenged,” said Secretary Karen Murphy. “It also quickly became clear that all health outcomes – particularly opioid and heroin addiction   – were significantly worse in rural communities. We believe that the Pennsylvania Rural Health Transformation Initiative will help the incredibly committed, rural health-care leaders and health-care workers improve the overall health of their communities.”“CMS looks forward to teaming with Pennsylvania health officials on the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.  We believe it represents a historic opportunity for rural hospitals, which through the model will be able to improve the quality of care they provide to their patients and help address the underlying health needs in their communities,” said Patrick Conway, M.D., CMS principal deputy administrator and chief medical officer. “Also, the model will help rural hospitals remain financially viable and continue to provide essential services to the people in their communities.”“The Pennsylvania Rural Health Transformation is an incredibly innovative payment model that will strengthen hospitals across the Commonwealth by creating a path to sustainability for struggling rural hospitals,” said Geisinger CEO David Feinberg. “We at Geisinger applaud State Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and her leadership in transforming health care delivery models to better meet the needs of our patients.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img January 12, 2017last_img read more

Tyson Fury sets retirement date

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury has revealed he could retire from boxing by the end of the year. The former heavyweight world champion has said he will fight three more times – including against Deontay Wilder next month – before hanging up his gloves. Fury will bid to become a two-weight ruler on February 22 when he challenges Wilder for a second time following their controversial draw in 2018. He could then face Wilder for a third time this summer – leaving just one more fight before he retires. Responding to promoter Lou Di Bella and WBO president Paco Valcarcel’s suggestion he fights Bakhodir Djalolov, the Briton said: “You think I’m going to wait around for a six-fight novice to build up, haha; I got three fights left I’m out.” Fury was dropped twice by Wilder in their first fight but had still done enough to win before the ringside judges scored the bout a draw. The giant Traveller has fought twice since, beating Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, while Wilder has knocked out Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. The loser of the rematch will have the right to call for a third fight – and earn 40 per cent of the purse. Should Fury win both fights, he could sign off his career with a clash with Anthony Joshua who regained his three heavyweight titles by outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch last month. Joshua may first have to face mandatory challengers Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk before any unification clash with either Fury or Wilder. Fury and Wilder will not face the press before fight week in Las Vegas with the former claiming his rival is running scared. He said: “This is Tyson Fury AKA the Gypsy King this is a message to Deontay the Bronze Bomber the big p***y Wilder. “He’s not turned up to any of the media events today, blagging he’s got the flu because he doesn’t want to be in the same room as me because I’ll take him to school. “His management team and his full team are afraid to put Deontay Wilder in the same room as Tyson Fury, facts. “Keep him away Al, keep him away Shelly, keep him away his wife. “Deontay, what a little bitch you’ve become. You can’t even come and see me and be face-to-face with me as you know you’ll be taken to school… p***y.”Tags: Lou Di BellaPaco ValcarcelRetirementTyson Furylast_img read more

MotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream: How to watch MotoGP race, schedule and start time

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Czech Republic GP qualifying Sunday, August 9 Warm-Up Last Updated: 9th August, 2020 09:00 IST MotoGP Czech Republic GP Live Stream: How To Watch MotoGP Race, Schedule And Start Time After a well-deserved week off, the Moto GP is back in the Czech Republic this weekend. Here are the MotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream and race details. MotoGP Brno Czech Grand Prix 11 am CEST, 10 am BST, 2.30 pm IST COMMENT Sunday, August 9 WATCH US LIVE  2.10 pm CEST, 1.10 pm BST, 5.40 pm IST Sunday, August 9 12.20 pm CEST, 11.20 am BST, 3.40 pm IST Sunday, August 9 Moto3 MotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream: Preview 9.20 am CEST, 8.40 am BST,  1.10 pm IST Moto2 Despite the absence of Marc Marquez who is recovering after undergoing a second surgery in the arm, the dramatic rise of Masaryk Circuit will pose a great challenge for Quartararo. The Yamaha man is currently leading the race, despite the fact that he is only in his second year at the highest level. He bagged consecutive victories in the Jerez’s Spanish GP, with the Czech Republic race another opportunity to ensure his rise further. Also Read | Perez to miss 2nd F1 race after positive coronavirus testMotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream: Cal Crutchlow to returnOn the other hand, Quartararo’s teammate Valentino Rossi could register history, with the opportunity to earn 200 podium finishes. Suzuki’s Álex Rins will not be available for the race after he sustained a shoulder injury at Jerez. LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will mark his return in the race after he injured his wrist during the warm-up before the first race in Spain. Also Read | Moto GP Andalusia schedule, qualifying format and live streaming detailsMeanwhile, Maverick Vinales is also considered a favourite ahead of the Moto GP race, with Quartararo posing the major challenge at Brno. Ducati and Andrea Dovizioso, on paper at least, should be considered as one of the pairs to beat, not only in the upcoming race but also at the Red Bull Ring. Also Read | New surgery keeps Marc Marquez out of MotoGP race this weekendImage courtesy: Fabio Quartararo Twitter Saturday, August 8 Minaam Ansari After a well-deserved week off, the Moto GP is back in the Czech Republic with Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo looking to extend his lead in the Riders’ Championship with a third victory in succession. Here are the details on MotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream, Czech Republic GP schedule, how to watch Czech Republic GP and the Czech Republic GP qualifying details. Also Read | F1 reserve drivers 2020: Full list of reserve drivers of each team amid COVID-19 crisisMotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream: How to watch Czech Republic GP?The MotoGP Czech Republic GP live broadcast in India will be available on EuroSport. Meanwhile, the MotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream will also be available on the official EuroSport website. First Published: 9th August, 2020 09:00 IST Written By 2 00 pm CEST, 1.00 pm BST, 5.30 pm IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Jamaica Tourist Board Thanks Diaspora for its Support in Marketing Jamaica

first_imgPhilip Rose, JTB’s Regional Director, Northeast USA (right) and Marcia Sinclair, JTB’s District Sales Manager, Northeast USA (2nd right) pose with Jamaica Travel Specialist Kim Morrison, Unique Weddings & Tours and Movia Howell, Busines Development Manager. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) recently hosted a luncheon for key members of the Diaspora, thanking them for their role as ambassadors in promoting the destination.JTB’s Regional Director for the Northeast USA, Philip Rose and District Sales Manager Marcia Sinclair, met with the representatives as part of an overall effort towards strengthening and deepening its relationship with the Diaspora, which has been key to the JTB’s marketing and promotional efforts.TB’s Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA (fifth right) and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager, Northeast USA (fifth left) pose with members of the Diaspora following a luncheon at the Consulate General of Jamaica.Mr. Rose expressed his gratitude to the Diaspora for their role in helping to make the Northeast the top market for Jamaica’s stopover arrivals for the first half of 2019. He urged for greater collaboration especially in the sharing of resources, while reiterating the JTB’s commitment to the Diaspora and their role in the success of the destination.Representatives from the Campari Group, owners of J. Wray & Nephew Ltd outlined a number of initiatives currently in the pipeline which will target second and third-generation millennials from the Diaspora. One such effort is through the Wray & Nephew Foundation which provides scholarships and mentorships for talented young mixologists.last_img read more