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August 05, 2020

Virtual Summit Discusses COVID-19’s Impact on Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, Opportunities to Innovate

The COVD-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of health care in the United States, and the supply chain for medical equipment and resources remains a key factor in the security of our nation and health care system. Last week, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the United States Pharmacopeia held a virtual summit to discuss the state of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain and what health care leaders can expect during the coming months.

August 04, 2020

National Associations Join Together to Encourage Americans to #WearAMask

The American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Nurses Association (ANA) have released a public service announcement (PSA) urging Americans to take three simple steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and wash hands frequently.

August 03, 2020

New Fact Sheet Supports Efforts to Make Telehealth Flexibilities Permanent

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a new fact sheet to support its national effort to urge Congress and the Administration to ensure telehealth flexibilities remain in place after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends and to reimburse virtual services on par with in-person care.

August 03, 2020

Lawmakers Hear of Rural Hospital Challenges During COVID-19

Today, the state Senate Republican Policy Committee visited Monongahela Valley Hospital to learn about the challenges facing Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals. HAP participated in the event, alongside two rural hospital leaders.

July 31, 2020

Hazard Pay Applications Due Today, July 31, 2020

Earlier this month Governor Wolf announced $50 million in grant funding for life-sustaining employers to provide hazard pay to employees who worked in life-sustaining businesses and operations during the pandemic.

July 28, 2020

Protections Against Predatory Lawsuits, Legislation Introduced

Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne), introduced legislation this week to provide protections to health care practitioners and facilities from predatory lawsuits during the COVID-19 response. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania supported bill, Senate Bill 1239, was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

July 27, 2020

Survey Shows the Impact of COVID-19 on the Health Care Workforce

Mental health issues and burnout in the health care field was a major concern before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. A recent survey placed a spotlight on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the health care workforce.