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January 11, 2021

CMS Extends Deadline for New Rural Health Pilot Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the application deadline for health care providers, community organizations, government agencies, and other groups looking to take part in a new federal program aimed at redesigning health care in rural communities.

January 08, 2021

Hospitals Across U.S. Advocate for Coordinated Vaccine Response

In Pennsylvania and across the country, hospitals continue to play a central role in the battle against COVID-19, providing life-saving care for critically ill patients while administering the COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers and non-hospital staff in the first priority group for vaccination.

January 08, 2021

PA Donor Day Celebrates Life-Saving Gift of Organ Donation

Across Pennsylvania, nearly 7,000 residents remain on the state’s transplant list, waiting for the life-saving call that an organ has been located for them. In the U.S., more than 100,000 patients are waiting for that same call, as the need for more organ and tissue donors remains a critical public health priority.

January 07, 2021

PA Confirms First Case of COVID-19 Variant

Pennsylvania has confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 variant in Dauphin County, state health officials announced today. The individual had mild symptoms and has recovered after completing the required isolation period at home.

January 06, 2021

HAP 2020 Achievement Awards: St. Luke’s, Monroe Campus

HAP’s Achievement Awards showcase exceptional programs throughout Pennsylvania’s hospital community. This week, HAP is proud to recognize St. Luke’s Monroe Campus for its dedication to patient safety and its outstanding work to reduce patient falls.

January 05, 2021

Pennsylvania Hospitals Ask Pennsylvanians: Help Us Stop the Spread of COVID-19

This week, HAP released the second in a series of public service announcements to strongly urge Pennsylvanians to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Featuring frontline clinicians, many from hospital COVID-19 units, throughout the commonwealth, Pennsylvanians were urged to continue to wear a mask, avoid large gatherings, wash their hands often, and stay home when sick.

January 04, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Effort Ramps up in PA

The effort to vaccinate Pennsylvania’s health care workforce is kicking into high gear in the first week of 2021 as state health officials urged Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19.