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April 24, 2020

Congress Invests in COVID-19 Response; Support for Health Care Providers and Prioritizes Testing

With the country still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized additional funding to reinforce the economic relief provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including directing additional resources to the public health response and replenishing the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Today, President Trump signed the legislation.

April 08, 2020

News Release: HAP Statement on Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 Executive Order

Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed “Order of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Ensure the Efficient Allocation and Effective Use of Critical Medical Resources” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement  regarding this new action.

April 06, 2020

Action Alert – Grassroots Mobilization for Health Care Funding

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a devastating impact on Pennsylvania and the nation, state legislators have the power to provide significant financial support to ensure that the Pennsylvania health care community has the means to sufficiently respond to the virus and save lives. HAP is actively advocating for additional resources from the state government, and it has become clear that lawmakers want to hear from Pennsylvania health care workers and medical providers in order to take a significant and meaningful legislative step to provide the support to health care providers on the front lines of COVID-19. 

March 27, 2020

Uptick in Health Care-Related Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks targeting the health care sector have risen dramatically during 2020 and continue to claim enterprise victims. There have been new victims of the Ryuk ransomware, which specifically targets large enterprises for large payments.

March 24, 2020

Tips for Off-Duty Health Care Workers

Infectious disease outbreaks like COVID-19 can be especially challenging for health care workers, the unsung heroes responsible for saving countless lives. HAP’s clinical staff have provided some tried-and-true tips and reminders to help off-duty health care workers unwind and recharge.


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