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May 11, 2020

Hospital Week in Pennsylvania: Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Hospitals, Health Care Heroes

Pennsylvania’s hospitals are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to treat every person who needs care, regardless of their health or insurance status. We honor these critical resources by observing May 10–15 as National Hospital Week and May as National Nurses Month. These observances offer opportunities to express gratitude for the invaluable and selfless work that hospital and health care workers do to make sure that every Pennsylvanian gets the care they need.

May 08, 2020

Patient Safety Authority Annual Report Highlights Progress in Patient Safety

Pennsylvania’s Patient Safety Authority (PSA) has released its 2019 Annual Report. The report highlights activities of the PSA, including its September 2019-launched quarterly peer-reviewed journal, Patient Safety. It also includes an analysis of patient safety events reported into the Pennsylvania patient safety reporting system (PA-PSRS), a secure database that collects health care facility data on “serious events” and “incidents.”

May 07, 2020

News Release: HAP Statement: Governor’s Medical Liability Executive Order Should Protect Hospitals

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order to provide medical liability protections for health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis. The order protects individual, licensed medical providers—including physicians, nurses, and other health care workers—from lawsuits that arise from providing emergency services related to COVID-19. The order does not extend to Pennsylvania’s hospitals.

May 07, 2020

New Report Shows Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Nation’s Hospitals

A new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) is providing additional insight into the financial impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s hospitals The report looks at the impacts over a four month period from March 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Based on these analyses, the AHA estimates a total four-month financial impact of $202.6 billion in losses for America’s hospitals and health systems, or an average of $50.7 billion per month.

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