HAP Blog

May 06, 2019

Nurse Workplace Safety in Pennsylvania: Caring for those who care for others

Sadly, and with greater frequency, nurses find themselves needing protection from those they are trying to help. In my current role as chief nursing officer, I receive reports of such incidents almost daily. Most are the result of physical or verbal abuse by patients and their families or visitors.

January 14, 2016

Do Rural Residents Deserve Less Access Than Their Urban Counterparts?

Health care is undergoing a major transformation as we move from a volume-based model of care to a value-based model. The Triple Aim focus of improved patient experience, population health, and reduced health care costs is appropriate. But not every hospital can get to the destination at the same pace or even in the same way. The challenge is greatest for small, rural providers.

May 14, 2015

Jobs That Pay Off in More Ways Than One

Pennsylvania hospitals are proud of the part they play in providing “#JobsThatPay,” to borrow Governor Wolf’s apt phrase (and hashtag) and important goal.

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