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September 18, 2020

Hospital Employees Encouraged to Register and Vote in November Election

The outcome of this year’s election will be critical to those who work in health care because those who are elected will make important decisions that affect health care as well as Pennsylvania’s hospitals. HAP is supporting the American Hospital Association’s “We Care, We Vote” campaign and is encouraging hospital employees to register to vote and to vote on November 3.

September 10, 2020

House Republican Policy Committee Hearing: COVID-19’s Impact

Today, the House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Representative Martin Causer (R-McKean), held a hearing in the Lehigh Valley to discuss COVID-19’s impact on the economic recovery for health care and social assistance services.

September 08, 2020

News Release: New Analysis Shows Drastic Impacts of COVID-19 on PA, Hospitals

A new analysis released today shows the COVID-19 public health crisis will leave lasting scars on Pennsylvania and its hospital community. The report is a follow-up to an April analysis commissioned by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvanian and conducted by Health Management Associates.

September 03, 2020

Federal Agencies Join Forces to Focus on Telehealth and Broadband Access

This week, the Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the co-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding combining their efforts to expand broadband, which would increase access to telehealth in rural America.

August 26, 2020

New Kaufman Hall Flash Report: Hospital Margins Down 96 Percent

A Kaufman Hall National Hospital Flash Report released Monday shows the overwhelming financial impact that COVID-19 has had on U.S. hospitals. July marked the fifth consecutive month of volumes that fell below 2019 and below budget, further devastating hospitals’ financial stability.