HAP's Latest News

February 28, 2020

CMS Announces New Quality Strategy

During this week’s 2020 CMS Quality Conference, Seema Verma, administrator of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced a new quality strategy addressing transparency, measurement standards, accountability, and data modernization while minimizing unnecessary reporting burdens on physicians.

February 21, 2020

HAP’s Achievement Awards March 1 Deadline Nearing: Submit Your Project Today

Pennsylvania is home to a diverse community of world-class hospitals and health systems, with leadership and health care teams laser-focused on providing excellent care to their patients. HAP’s Achievement Awards program highlights the innovative projects that these teams undertake to continuously improve upon the quality of the care they deliver, as well as the health of their communities.

February 14, 2020

February 14 is National Donor Day; PA Hospitals Encourage Organ Donation

February 14 has been designated as National Donor Day—a day to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives that can be saved. Ninety-five percent of U.S. adults support organ donation, but only 58 percent are registered organ donors. Pennsylvania hospitals are working to change that through participation National Donor Day and the 2020 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge.

February 13, 2020

First Evidence-Based Guidelines for Pediatric Patients with Sepsis Issued

The international Surviving Sepsis Campaign has issued the first evidence-based guidelines targeted for pediatric sepsis. Sepsis affects more than 75,000 children per year in the United States and results in significant morbidity and mortality. Recognizing which children require sepsis treatment remains a key challenge.

December 05, 2019

PA Hospitals Encouraged to Join HAP in Support of Organ Donation Day

On January 8, 2020, Donate Life Pennsylvania will hold its first-ever “PA Donor Day” to encourage Pennsylvanians to register as organ and tissue donors. Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems are encouraged to join HAP as a participating organization, helping to spread the word and support the campaign.

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