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October 01, 2020

Emergency Preparedness Month is a Reminder to Always Remain Ready

As we head into the last quarter of 2020, health care systems and workforce throughout Pennsylvania continue to show amazing resilience. Since late February, the entire health care community has been deeply engaged in COVID-19 response, including efforts to control and contain the virus, and care for patients. The pace of this event persists; it clearly is a long-term effort that involves a whole of community response.

September 29, 2020

HAP-Supported Licensure Compact Bills Head to State Senate

Today in Harrisburg, the House of Representatives took action to bring the commonwealth closer to meeting its health care workforce needs by passing legislation authorizing Pennsylvania to join other states in interstate licensure compacts for certain health care professionals. Participation in the various compacts allows Pennsylvania’s patient population the opportunity to leverage the nation’s entire health care workforce and ensures greater access to care for families across the commonwealth.

September 29, 2020

Bill Establishing Nurse Practitioner Pilot Program Clears First Hurdle in State House

The Pennsylvania House Professional Licensure Committee voted House Bill 100 out of committee today. Originally intended to remove the requirement for a formal collaborative agreement between a certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) and a physician—House Bill 100 was amended to create a six-year pilot program that allows an eligible CRNP to independently practice in a health professional shortage area, a designation based on geography or population.

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.

August 10, 2020

HAP Announces 2020 Achievement Awards Winners

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is proud to honor the winners of the 2020 Achievement Awards. The winning initiatives celebrate hospitals leveraging partnerships and inventive ideas to improve patient care and outcomes and invest in the specific health needs of communities.

July 27, 2020

Survey Shows the Impact of COVID-19 on the Health Care Workforce

Mental health issues and burnout in the health care field was a major concern before the pandemic, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. A recent survey placed a spotlight on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the health care workforce.

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