HAP's Latest News

January 20, 2022

A Primer on COVID Testing

Getting tested is an important prevention measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. With the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the demand for tests accelerated during the winter holidays and continues this month.

January 19, 2022

5 Takeaways from Today’s Rural Health Hearing

Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals are transforming to ensure they remain anchors within their communities, but face unique staffing challenges that have been exacerbated by COVID-19.

January 14, 2022

HAP Urges Public to Choose Appropriate Setting for Routine COVID-19 Tests

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and Pennsylvania’s hospital community urge Pennsylvanians to choose non-emergency settings for routine COVID-19 tests to help ensure that strained hospital emergency departments are available to treat patients who require acute care.

January 12, 2022

The Good and Bad News on Omicron

New data on the severity of Omicron variant indicates that it leads to milder illness than previous variants, but a “staggering” COVID-19 caseload continues to challenge the nation’s hospitals.

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