Harold covers the business side of health care, higher education, and the broader nonprofit sector, with occasional forays into the food and alcoholic beverage industries.

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Accolade Inc., a Plymouth Meeting health-care navigator, branches out into second opinions to help patients

Companies hire Accolade to help their employees navigate the health-care system. Those services will soon include second opinions.

Affordable Care Act open enrollment ends Friday in Pennsylvania

Individuals will still be able to buy health insurance if they lose employer-sponsored coverage or have a major life event, such as getting divorced.

COVID-19 vaccines starting to reach Philly area’s intellectually disabled community

Several studies have shown that intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals have higher odds of dying than the general public if they contract the virus.

Pa. Attorney General drops opposition to Jefferson-Einstein deal

The Federal Trade Commission's Third Circuit appeal is still pending, but little has seen little activity in recent weeks while the FTC considers what to do next.

Northeast Philly’s PCI Pharma Services plays a quiet but crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The company helps get vaccines from the manufacturer to hospitals and clinics where they are given to patients.

New Jersey may be the first state to impose per-bed fees on nonprofit hospitals for municipal services

The measure would raise money for municipal services, but would prevent towns from suing for more.

Jefferson and Einstein merger clears latest legal challenge by the FTC

Jefferson's acquisition of Einstein could still face additional legal challenges.

Chester County braces for sale or closure of Tower Health’s Brandywine and Jennersville Hospitals

Tower, just three years after paying $423 million for Brandywine, Jennersville, Phoenixville plus Pottstown and Chestnut Hill Hospitals, is considering selling them to recover from huge losses.

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation will become part of the Philadelphia Foundation

The foundation's support for neighborhood revitalization in Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania is expected to continue.

New nursing home rules coming in Pa. are being kept secret as COVID-19 roils the industry

Advocates hope the new rules will reflect what has been learned during the pandemic.