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February 08, 2021

PA Hearing: Vaccine Shortage Continues to Pose Challenge

The COVID-19 vaccine supply shortage remains the largest obstacle slowing the pace of vaccination across the commonwealth, area hospital, community, and public health leaders told the House Democratic Policy Committee during a public hearing today.

February 08, 2021

100 Years toward Better Health

As reported in HAP Update, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) will be proudly marking its centennial during 2021 with a look back at 100 years of milestones, advocacy, and support for Pennsylvania’s hospitals and health systems, while celebrating a unifying theme of “100 Years toward Better Health.”

February 05, 2021

Amended PA House Bill Calls for National Guard Plan

Today, the Pennsylvania House unanimously approved a measure allowing the Pennsylvania National Guard to assist with the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine across the commonwealth. The bill, sponsored by Representative Tim O’Neal (R-Washington), now moves to the Senate for consideration. The vote comes a day after lawmakers amended the House bill, removing language mandating the Pennsylvania National Guard set up mass vaccination clinics in every Pennsylvania county.

February 03, 2021

HAP Statement on Governor Wolf’s State Budget Address

Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement in response to Governor Wolf’s fiscal year 2021–2022 state budget address.

February 02, 2021

Report Highlights Severity of Pandemic’s Early Days

More than 19,000 patients were hospitalized in Pennsylvania with COVID-19 from March 2020 through June 2020, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

February 01, 2021

HAP Achievement Awards: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

HAP’s Achievement Awards showcase exceptional programs throughout Pennsylvania’s hospital community. This week, HAP is proud to recognize Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital for its project to reduce Clostridium Difficile infections using interprofessional huddles.