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August 14, 2020

AHA Releases Updated COVID-19 Essential Surgery Roadmap

During April, when Pennsylvania hospitals were looking forward to the resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and a group of national health care and provider organizations, issued a joint statement that outlined a roadmap for resuming elective surgeries. Yesterday, the AHA and partnering organizations released an updated version of their roadmap.

August 10, 2020

HAP Announces 2020 Achievement Awards Winners

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is proud to honor the winners of the 2020 Achievement Awards. The winning initiatives celebrate hospitals leveraging partnerships and inventive ideas to improve patient care and outcomes and invest in the specific health needs of communities.

August 07, 2020

High-Priority COVID-19 Legislation Introduced in Pennsylvania

Today, Pennsylvania State Representative Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) introduced HB 2779, the Retaining Health Care Innovations Act. This legislation seeks to extend the timeline for regulatory and administrative flexibilities for one year after the end of the Pennsylvania COVID-19 emergency declaration, while also directing the Joint State Government committee to make recommendations as to which waivers and flexibilities should remain permanent.

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.

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