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September 25, 2019

Three Things Classic Rock Can Teach you About Emergency Response

Most personal and facility plans contain specific guidance about managing and responding to an incident. Through training, review, and exercises, you should be knowledgeable of your role(s) and responsibilities based on your facility’s plans, policies, and emergency response procedures.

September 25, 2019

Hospitals Recognized for Creating Culture of Health through Healthy Food

Earlier this week, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Health joined with leaders from the City of Philadelphia to recognize the eight health systems participating in the Good Food, Healthy Hospitals program that works to create a culture of health by offering nutritious foods and beverages and promoting locally sourced and sustainably produced products.

September 24, 2019

Innovative Rural Health Model, Legislation Advances

Yesterday, legislation aimed at improving the financial stability of rural hospitals cleared another legislative hurdle and was voted out of the House Health Committee. Senate Bill 314, sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker (R–Luzerne), would establish the Pennsylvania Rural Health Redesign Center (RHRC), which would serve as the governing body of the new Rural Health Model, which began January 1, 2019, and was formally announced during March.

September 24, 2019

Labor Department Issues Final Overtime Rules Effective January 1

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) today announced a final rule making changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) regulations governing overtime payment eligibility and how employers classify their exempt and non-exempt employees.

September 23, 2019

State Proposals Could Help Reduce Health Care Workplace Violence; Act Now

If you are one of Pennsylvania’s some 300,000 health care employees you likely know someone who has been physically or verbally abused by a patient. Unfortunately, whether it’s triggered by stress, pain, anger, fear, or the influence of drugs or alcohol, violence against health care workers is on the rise.

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