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April 15, 2021

DOH Extends Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced it is extending the pause in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until April 24 or until it receives an updated recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

April 14, 2021

CDC Declares Racism a ‘Serious Public Health Threat’

Racism is a serious public health threat, and the COVID-19 pandemic only has amplified the need to address concerning health disparities and inequities across America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last week.

April 13, 2021

CDC, FDA Recommend Pause to Study Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccine providers have paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as federal agencies review a rare and severe type of blood clotting reported in six cases among the 6.8 million people who have received the vaccine.

April 09, 2021

HAP through the Years: 1940–1950

During 2021, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) proudly marks its centennial with a look back at 100 years of milestones, advocacy, and support for Pennsylvania’s hospitals.This week, HAP explores the 1940s, a decade that began with the grave challenges stemming from World War II and ended with hospital leaders preparing for the next construction boom.

April 09, 2021

HAP Joins Legal Effort to Protect Fair Share Act

HAP has joined a coalition of advocates urging the full Pennsylvania Superior Court to rehear arguments in a case that could upend a decade of legal precedent and dramatically change how damages are paid in civil cases.