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

IMCA Modifieds visit Las Vegas Motor Speedway for midweek twinbill

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 2) – A pair of $750 to win features are on the card when IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds travel to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a midweek doubleheader on the half-mile Dirt Track.World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars are also on March 5 and 6 FVP Outlaw Showdown programs at LVMS. West Coast Late Models run on Wednesday and West Coast 360 Sprints run on Thursday.Modified features pay a minimum of $75 to start and $50 in non-qualifier money. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gate opens at 5 p.m. and Modified heat races start at 6:35 p.m. both nights.Entry fee is $20. Pit passes are $40 for IMCA members and $50 for non-members.Grandstand admission is $39 each night. Reserved seating is $40 for one night or $80 for both nights.More information is available by calling 805 714-8538.last_img read more

Ares Esport release 2018 jersey, designed by Raven

first_imgAhead of joining the upcoming third season of the Gfinity Elite Series, Ares Esport have unveiled their jersey for the 2018 season.UK based esports apparel firm Raven is the company behind the design. Raven’s partners include the likes of Team Singularity, Endpoint, Dynasty Gaming and more. The firm is one of the leading apparel focused companies in the UK, and you can check out their full range here. Rob Loveday, Marketing Director at Raven, said of the news: “This partnership couldn’t come at a better time for Raven.“We’re always happy to support esports stars reaching for the top of their game, and that begins with the clothes they wear.” Ares Esport are an organisation with an interesting set of investors and ambassadors including Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez, Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur. The organisation is based in France but is set to open a new London based office ahead of the Elite Series. Ares Esport are one of three new teams hoping for some Gfinity glory this season, alongside Fnatic and Team Vitality. This new season also sees CS:GO make way for FIFA as one of the three titles all the teams will be competing in. “We are happy to partner with Raven.GG for the 2018 season,” noted Arnaud Barbezat, Head of Business Development at Ares Esport. “This move is part of our international venture and our expansion into the UK.”  Esports Insider says: We’re fans of this sleek design which’ll see Ares Esport’s players looking fresh in Fulham at the Gfinity Arena. Nice work by Raven, and best of luck to both parties with this new partnership.last_img read more