May 30, 2015 |
Crozer-Keystone Health System and Temple University Health System sharply narrowed their operating losses in the nine-month period ending March 31, according to financial reports released this week. The progress is significant because both systems serve large populations of poor people and get a substantial portion of their revenue from Medicaid, which does not pay enough to cover the cost of many medical procedures. Both systems, to different degrees, are trying to offset the basic Medicaid business with more complicated surgeries that bring in higher payments from insurers.
May 5, 2015
The American Cancer Society has named Gary M. Reedy CEO. Reedy replaces John Seffrin , who had served as CEO of the society since 1992. Reedy had been worldwide vice president of government affairs and policy with Johnson & Johnson. Sandra Shea , editorial page editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, will take on a part-time role as director of strategic partnerships for Philadelphia Media Network , publisher of The Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com. While continuing her duties as editorial page editor, Shea will spend significant time cultivating strategic alliances.
April 10, 2015 |
JUSTIN GIANI had a head for figures. But along with his proficiency with numbers, Justin was a friendly, cheerful colleague with a contagious smile who charmed everyone who came in contact with him. Justin was the chief financial officer of Breaking Glass Pictures, a Philadelphia-based film distribution company. "Justin was more than an employee," the company said in a statement. "He was a master of numbers, a ball of energy, an even-keeled ray of light that brought smiles to all he crossed paths with, no matter the situation.
January 7, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has made his first cabinet picks, tapping two individuals with decades of economic policy experience to lead state agencies central to addressing the budget crisis. Wolf on Monday picked Eileen H. McNulty, revenue secretary under Gov. Robert P. Casey, to lead that agency again, and Dennis M. Davin, director of Allegheny County Economic Development, as secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development. Wolf, who served as revenue secretary under Gov. Ed Rendell, said that with the state confronting a more than $2 billion deficit and sluggish job growth, he chose the two for their economic-development and public-finance experience.
December 15, 2014 |
Kurt Herman, 85, one of 50 Jewish children rescued from the Nazis in Vienna by a Philadelphia lawyer and his wife and who spent his life talking about the Holocaust and his experiences, died Saturday, Dec. 13, of mesothelioma at Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. He lived in Willow Grove. After the rescue, Mr. Herman was eventually reunited with his Polish father and German mother, who had settled in Allentown. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, worked as a certified public accountant, and married his wife, Rosalyn, in 1953.