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July 31, 2020

Hazard Pay Applications Due Today, July 31, 2020

Earlier this month Governor Wolf announced $50 million in grant funding for life-sustaining employers to provide hazard pay to employees who worked in life-sustaining businesses and operations during the pandemic.

July 28, 2020

Protections Against Predatory Lawsuits, Legislation Introduced

Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne), introduced legislation this week to provide protections to health care practitioners and facilities from predatory lawsuits during the COVID-19 response. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania supported bill, Senate Bill 1239, was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

July 27, 2020

Survey Shows the Impact of COVID-19 on the Health Care Workforce

Mental health issues and burnout in the health care field was a major concern before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. A recent survey placed a spotlight on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the health care workforce.

July 22, 2020

Pennsylvania Hospitals Call on Congress for Loan Forgiveness

This week, 24 hospitals and health systems, representing 143 facilities across the commonwealth, issued a letter calling on the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation for full forgiveness of Medicare accelerated payments. This call for federal action comes at a time when Congress is considering additional coronavirus relief legislation.