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January 08, 2021

PA Donor Day Celebrates Life-Saving Gift of Organ Donation

Across Pennsylvania, nearly 7,000 residents remain on the state’s transplant list, waiting for the life-saving call that an organ has been located for them. In the U.S., more than 100,000 patients are waiting for that same call, as the need for more organ and tissue donors remains a critical public health priority.

January 07, 2021

PA Confirms First Case of COVID-19 Variant

Pennsylvania has confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 variant in Dauphin County, state health officials announced today. The individual had mild symptoms and has recovered after completing the required isolation period at home.

January 06, 2021

HAP 2020 Achievement Awards: St. Luke’s, Monroe Campus

HAP’s Achievement Awards showcase exceptional programs throughout Pennsylvania’s hospital community. This week, HAP is proud to recognize St. Luke’s Monroe Campus for its dedication to patient safety and its outstanding work to reduce patient falls.

January 05, 2021

Pennsylvania Hospitals Ask Pennsylvanians: Help Us Stop the Spread of COVID-19

This week, HAP released the second in a series of public service announcements to strongly urge Pennsylvanians to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Featuring frontline clinicians, many from hospital COVID-19 units, throughout the commonwealth, Pennsylvanians were urged to continue to wear a mask, avoid large gatherings, wash their hands often, and stay home when sick.

January 04, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Effort Ramps up in PA

The effort to vaccinate Pennsylvania’s health care workforce is kicking into high gear in the first week of 2021 as state health officials urged Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.

December 30, 2020

Wolf Administration Impresses Importance of Ongoing Mitigation Efforts and Vaccine Access for All Health Care and Emergency Workers

During a press conference today, the Wolf Administration reviewed the current status of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania and reinforced ongoing mitigation efforts, while confirming the time-limited order put into place on December 12 will expire on January 4. Officials also provided an update about progress in administering the COVID-19 vaccine and reinforced the priority of ensuring access to the COVID-19 vaccine for health care and emergency workers.

December 29, 2020

Help is Available for Those Struggling this Holiday Season

During a holiday season unlike any other, Pennsylvanians are asked to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, holding virtual gatherings and avoiding unnecessary travel. The global pandemic has challenged everyone during 2020, and the physical distance from friends and families during the holidays can only amplify what has already been a very hard year.