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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to parlay Spark Therapeutics investment

CHOP recently announced plans to offer shares via Spark Therapeutics’ public offering and parlay its investment into growth and product development.

Emerald Asset Management, Beltraith Capital launch EmStone Advisers as joint venture

Emerald Asset Management and Beltraith Capital LLC recently announced the formation of EmStone Advisers LLC.

BenefitVault evolves into Insurance Paid Easy, streamlines web presence

BenefitVault of Philadelphia has rebranded itself as Insurance Paid Easy, effective immediately.

Black Box Corporation prepares for leadership change

Black Box Corporation announced Wednesday that Michael McAndrew is stepping down as president and CEO but will remain to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.

Farm Bureau names Pennsylvania cattleman to national committee

PFB recently announced the appointment of David Bentrem to its national Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee for the 2016-2018 term.

Keystone First scores third consecutive award for quality multicultural health care

Keystone First recently announced that it has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Multicultural Health Care Distinction for the third consecutive year.

Constructors Leadership Council donates over 500 toys to children of Pennsylvania vets

The Constructors Leadership Council donated approximately 525 presents this year to the children of veterans as part of its third annual toy drive.

Philly-based Pep Boys accepts Icahn’s ‘superior’ purchase proposal

Pep Boys recently announced that a proposal received from New York’s Icahn Enterprises LP to acquire the company for $16.50 per share in cash comprises a "superior” offer.

Pennsylvania health systems work with CMS to implement value-based payment system

CMS requests input from health care professionals regarding criteria for determining physician payments per a new federal law.

Cigna-HealthSpring strikes extended deal with area hospitals

Cigna-HealthSpring recently announced a new partnership with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in time for 2016 health care plan coverage.

Smith Elliott Kearns & Company’s Camp Hill principal earns award for inspiring local business

Steven Lubart of the accounting firm Smith Elliott Kearns & Company LLC has received the 2015 Edward M. Messner Inspiring Business Award.

First National Bank to acquire 17 Fifth Third Bank branches in Pittsburgh

First National Bank of Pennsylvania recently announced that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency approved its request to acquire 17 branch locations in Pittsburgh from Fifth Third Bank.

Lehigh Valley’s Air Products brands Versum Materials as new entity

Versum Materials recently unveiled the company's new logo in Pennsylvania following the filing of its registration statement with the SEC.

Pennsylvania Hospital achieves Magnet credential for nursing excellence

Pennsylvania Hospital recently received the nation’s highest institutional recognition for patient care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Philadelphia’s Drinker Biddle & Reath improves technology with Prosperoware implementation

Drinker Biddle & Reath recently disclosed that it has implemented several Milan products offered by local business Prosperoware.

State senate approves HB 1460 to invest in Pennsylvania’s hospital care

The Pennsylvania State Senate recently passed House Bill 1460, which pertains to the General Fund budget, and sent it to Gov. Tom Wolf for his approval in Harrisburg.

HAP submits comments concerning assured access to CMS

HAP has offered feedback to CMS regarding its proposed Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services.

El Nokali joins First National Bank to direct interest rate sales, marketing

Financial professional Ahmed El Nokali recently joined First National Bank Corporation’s largest subsidiary as senior vice president and director of interest rate sales and marketing.

Aetna, Abington Cardiology collaborate on health care contract

Two major Pennsylvania health care organizations recently announced in Abington that they have signed a five-year agreement extending cardiology benefit coverage to Aetna and Medicare Advantage patients starting March 15.

Kim Nibarger to lead USW International's oil bargaining division

United Steelworkers International recently announced that Kim Nibarger will step up to replace retired oil sector chair Gary Beevers as head of oil bargaining at the national level.

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