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December 16, 2020

Four PA Hospitals Join Innovative Rural Pilot Program

Last week, Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, announced four additional hospitals are joining the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, the state’s global budget pilot program for rural hospitals.

December 15, 2020

Federal Policymakers Urged to Support Efforts to Manage Health Care Workforce Strain

As communities across the nation see increasing COVID-19 case counts, rising hospitalization rates, and suffer from the fatigue of battling the global pandemic, hospitals continue to look for new ways to address the strain on the health care workforce. In Washington, D.C., federal lawmakers are discussing several proposals to maximize the health care workforce through legislative action and regulatory policy. 

December 14, 2020

First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine Heads to PA Hospitals

On Friday, December 11, the Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine’s  EUA marks a milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first results from Operation Warp Speed. Other vaccines—including Moderna’s—are completing clinical trials and anticipate similar approval during the coming weeks.

December 11, 2020

HAP Urges Public to Get a Flu Shot as Flu Season Nears

During National Influenza Immunization Week, HAP joins health care organizations around the nation urging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against the flu. Getting a flu shot can help relieve the burden on Pennsylvania’s hospitals as they continue to treat patients with COVID-19.

December 11, 2020

Pennsylvania Open Enrollment: Sign Up For Health Insurance at Pennie

As Pennsylvanians this year continue to maneuver through a holiday season filled—not with crowded stores and festive gatherings, but curbside pick-up and Zoom parties—remember that it’s also time to select your health insurance for next year through Pennie, Pennsylvania’s new state-based insurance exchange.

December 10, 2020

New Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions Announced for Pennsylvania

During a press conference this afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf highlighted the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, adding that new temporary restrictions are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming the state’s hospitals and health care delivery system. Governor Wolf also stressed that the new restrictions are being put into place to help keep Pennsylvanians as safe as possible during the upcoming holidays.