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New AHN president Jim Benedict says they’re relieving administrative burden on health workers

Katie Blackley
90.5 WESA

On today’s episode of The Confluence:

  • Allegheny Health Network has named Jim Benedict, formerly the company’s chief operating officer, as its new president. Benedict is credited as being pivotal in the network’s operational turnaround and in helping AHN navigate its response to COVID-19. He joins us to discuss his new role, why health care providers use non-compete clauses, and information security. (0:00 - 9:22)
  • The state Treasurer’s office is supporting legislation that would make it easier for Pennsylvanians toreclaim property that belongs to them. Treasurer Stacy Garrity explains how much property gets forgotten, from uncashed checks to items in abandoned safe deposit boxes. (9:35 - 17:08) 
  • TIME magazine recently recognized a suburban Pittsburgh school district for its work to integrate museum design into its newest elementary and middle school. Seneca Valley in Cranberry partnered with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh to envision a building that encourages hands-on play and curiosity. (17:19 - 22:30) 

The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s daily news program. Tune in Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. to hear newsmakers and innovators take an in-depth look at stories important to the Pittsburgh region. Find more episodes of The Confluence here for wherever you get your podcasts. 

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