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October 15, 2018
Late last week, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released its Financial Analysis 2017 about the financial health of the state’s ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). ASCs are health care facilities focused on providing same-day surgical care.
This week HAP, Pennsylvania hospitals, and the health care community worldwide are observing International Infection Prevention Week, October 14–20, 2018. This year’s theme is "Protecting Patients Everywhere." Infection prevention practices should not only occur in acute care hospitals but also in outpatient areas such as doctor’s offices, clinics, surgical centers, and behavioral health and rehabilitation hospitals.
October 12, 2018
More than 100 patients flooded the halls of Philadelphia area hospitals on Thursday after an explosive device detonated at a large Philadelphia area sports stadium. While the explosion was a simulation, the test that more than 35 agencies—including 18 hospitals and providers—faced was real.
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September 27, 2018 | Jolene Calla
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August 23, 2018 | Stephanie Watkins
August 02, 2018 | Robert Shipp
How can you be healthy if you sometimes don’t get enough nutritious food to eat? That’s a question hospitals and health systems are taking to heart. Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems witness the consequences of this problem every day, in the health of their patients, families, and communities. In response, hospitals are experimenting and innovating, seeking sustainable ways to address this issue.