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October 20, 2022

How COVID-19 Changed Health Care

The pandemic may have been a “turning point” that shifted patient care to outpatient, online, and home settings, while accelerating workforce challenges across U.S. hospitals.

October 20, 2022

Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week

Healthcare Quality Week, brought to you by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), is dedicated to celebrating the outstanding contributions professionals have made to improve health care quality. It also gives us an opportunity to bring greater awareness to the profession of health care. This year’s celebration takes place on October 16–22.

October 18, 2022

Senate Committee Advances Health Care Legislation

The state Health and Human Services Committee today advanced a series of relevant proposals for the health care community, including initiatives related to pharmacy benefit contracts and oversight of staffing agencies that contract with long-term care facilities.

October 14, 2022

October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month

Patient-centered care is more than hospitality. It is more than amenities and inviting surroundings. Patient-centered care creates positive impressions and satisfying experiences, but beyond that, it improves lives. It improves health outcomes and unites communities around health and wellness.

October 11, 2022

Hospitals Support 1 in 10 Pa. Jobs, Drive Economy

Hospitals support one in 10 Pennsylvania jobs and contribute a fifth of the state’s entire gross domestic product, an analysis released today by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) found.

October 10, 2022

Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose Decline
Hospitalizations for opioid overdose decreased about 27 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). The research...
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