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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...

October 05, 2022

The Early Response to the Updated COVID-19 Booster

Public awareness about the updated COVID-19 booster shot was “modest” during September, with a third of all U.S. adults reporting that they had received the updated shot or were planning to get it as soon as possible.

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