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April 2015

Health Care & Professional Services

Main Articles

Going It Alone: Staying Independent Requires New Approaches
The changing landscape in the health care industry has made survival more difficult than ever for independent, community-based hospitals and health systems. Organizational leaders weigh in on their strategies.

Working Out the Kinks: Health Care Reform Presents Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Challenges
Health care reform has presented many challenges for businesses. However, it also has created opportunities. And as it is with any changing field, health care entrepreneurs who are able to identify and fill a niche can be successful.

Modern Makeover: New Owner has Major Renovation Plans for Sunnyview
Investment 360, the Lakewood, N.J., firm that bought the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last May, plans to start significant renovations on the facility soon.

Data Detail: Privacy Rules Affect More Than Just Health Care Providers
You don't have to be a health care provider or administrator to worry about private patient data. Today, any party that qualifies as a "business associate" can be held directly liable for a violation, whether it's an intentional attack or just an honest mistake, that can result in fines and jail time.

Care Seers: New BMH Virtual Clinic Aids Heart Disease Patients
A new virtual clinic at Butler Memorial Hospital helps patients suffering from valvular heart diseases get the care they need.

Return Engagement: Former Penguin Roberts to Lead Sports Medicine Department at new Complex
UPMC recently introduced the man who will oversee the sports medicine department at the new UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, and his name is familiar to fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Officials from both UPMC and the Penguins on March 11 welcomed former player Gary Roberts at the facility, which is under construction in Cranberry Township.

There for Care: 4 SRU Students Earn Credits, Provide Treatment in Vietnam
Four Slippery Rock University students spent two weeks in Vietnam earlier this year where they aided rehabbing patients while amassing field work credits.

Crystal Ball: Annual Event Raises More Than $135,000 for Butler Health System
A near capacity crowd of more than 400 enjoyed a "Roaring Twenties" celebration at the Butler Health System Foundation's 14th annual Crystal Ball on March 14 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township.

Q&A

Healthy Choice: Butler County Vo-Tech's Health Assistant Program is School's Most Popular
Business Matters spoke to recently retired executive director Joe Cunningham, instructor Tonya Blank and two students about how the school's health assistant program prepares students for work in the field.

Your Voice

Bankruptcy Preference Claim: Three Words You Don't Want to Hear
Matthew Lautman of the Houston Harbaugh law firm writes about rules businesses should be aware of regarding doing business with others that might be going through bankruptcy.

On the Job

Real Eye Opener: Visit to Dittman Eyecare Shows Growing Range of Services Optometrists Provide
Business Matters reporter David Means spends the better part of a day at Dittman Eyecare in Butler to see what goes on behind the scenes at the eye care practice.

Business Profile

Press On: Schmidt Technology Manufactures Precision Press Systems Used in Array of Industries
A German company recognized as a world leader in the development of precision assembly press systems has called Butler County a home away from home for more than 20 years.

Learning to Lead

John Giles, founder and president of Future POS: To Get Ahead, Don't Waste Time, Bring Your 'A' Game
John Giles, founder of software development firm Future POS, speaks with Business Matters about what interested him in software development, how he creates a vision for his company and what it's like to adjust from starting a business to running one.

Also Featured

Get Together: Zelienople-Harmony Chamber of Commerce Merges Into County Group
The Zelienople-Harmony Chamber of Commerce has merged with the Butler County Chamber of Commerce in a two-phase process that will play out during the next few months.

Down Time: Marcellus Official Addresses Challenges Facing Industry
Dave Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, speaks to a group of community bankers about low gas prices and tax issues that are slowing down the natural gas industry.

Engineering Interest: XTO Energy Hosts Event for Junior High Girls
A typical junior high science lesson doesn't involve launching marshmallows and building roller coasters for marbles. But in late February, about 40 girls from Butler Junior High School did just that while applying their knowledge outside the classroom.

4 More: Opportunities Expand as BC3 Announces Degree Partnerships
Students at Butler County Community College will have more opportunities to complete a four-year degree at several universities without ever having to leave the BC3 campus.

Robot Rumble: Clubs Show Off Their Technical Titans at Competition
They clash. They crunch. They spark. And it's all part of a learning experience. High school robotics clubs from across the region competed March 6 in the BotsIQ preliminary competition at Butler County Community College.

Photo Features

Tools of the Trade
The 16th annual Grove City Trade Show on March 7 attracted more than 2,000 people to the Physical Learning Center at Grove City College.

Easy to Volunteer
The Butler County Young Professionals hosted its annual Volunteering Made Easy event March 12 at the North Country Brewing Co. in Slippery Rock. About 50 attendees got the opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities with about a dozen nonprofit organizations.

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