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August 19, 2021

Pennsylvania Faces Critical Blood Shortage

Pennsylvania is facing a critical blood shortage, as demand has increased up to 25 percent since 2019 and the pandemic has limited the supply of donors, the state’s five major blood banks said today.

August 17, 2021

Child COVID-19 Cases ‘Steadily Increasing,’ AAP says

More than 121,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported in the U.S. last week, but virus-related hospitalizations and deaths remain uncommon in the pediatric population, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

August 16, 2021

DOH Announces Strategies to Safely Reopen Schools this Fall

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) announced two strategies to safely reopen schools this fall, including vaccination clinics for school communities and a grant-funded testing program for districts across the commonwealth.

August 13, 2021

HAP through the Years: 1980–1990

During 2021, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) proudly marks its centennial with a look back at 100 years of milestones, advocacy, and support for Pennsylvania’s hospitals.

August 10, 2021

Senate Passes $550 Billion Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Senate today passed an infrastructure plan that invests $550 billion into America’s transportation, broadband, and utility systems, while beginning deliberations on a $3.5 trillion budget proposal with several important health care priorities.