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November 20, 2020

General Assembly Sends COVID-19 Liability Protections to Governor’s Desk

Last night, the state Senate voted on a measure proposed by Senator Lisa Baker (R–Luzerne), which would protect providers and facilities, the business community, and education entities from frivolous COVID-19 lawsuits. Today the state House of Representatives approved the measure by a vote of 104 to 98, sending the bill to Governor Wolf.

November 19, 2020

Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Unveiled

During a press conference today, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD, announced that the state had made its COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan available for public review. The document outlines the logistics that will guide the state’s vaccination efforts, once the vaccines are ready.

November 18, 2020

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is November 19

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day will take place on November 19, 2020. This observance aims to promote worldwide awareness for pressure injury prevention, create interest in and education about pressure injury prevention, and reinforce relationships between national and local organizations that work in this space.

November 16, 2020

Mask Wearing and Flu Shots Protect Yourself and Others

As the Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to report record daily increases in COVID-19 cases across the state, preventing the spread of the illness remains a critical step in ensuing that hospitals continue to have the capacity and resources they need to treat every patient who needs care.

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