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It’s National Influenza Week, Providing Important Reminder about Importance of Flu Shots

December 02, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named December 1–7 National Influenza Vaccination Week, highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination, even now that the holiday season has begun.

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Recovery, the Toughest Part of an Emergency

October 02, 2019

Recovering from a large-scale emergency is the most difficult and longest-lasting phase of an incident. HAPevolve’s four-part series about emergency preparedness concludes with a look at recovery. 

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PA Hospital Employees Share Personal Stories of Workplace Violence, Urge State Lawmakers to Help Improve Workplace Safety

September 30, 2019

At a listening session recently held at UPMC Altoona, staff from five Pennsylvania hospitals shared with lawmakers personal stories illustrating the urgent need for legislation to help improve workplace safety for health care workers. Pennsylvania hospitals are calling for passage of several measures currently under consideration in the state legislature.

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Three Things Classic Rock Can Teach you About Emergency Response

September 25, 2019

Emergencies can be chaotic and stressful times, and the situation can change in an instant. It is important that you understand the actions during any incident. Check out the lessons that three classic rock songs can teach about what to do during an actual emergency as well as tips on impact-based planning. 

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State Proposals Could Help Reduce Health Care Workplace Violence; Act Now

September 23, 2019

If you are one of Pennsylvania’s some 300,000 health care employees you likely know someone who has been physically or verbally abused by a patient. Unfortunately, whether it’s triggered by stress, pain, anger, fear, or the influence of drugs or alcohol, violence against health care workers is on the rise.

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Emergency Preparedness Mini-series Explores Why “P” is the Most Important Letter in “Prepare”

September 17, 2019

In part two of a four-part emergency preparedness mini-series, HAPevolve experts outline important items to to help health care providers and facilities get ready for the emergencies they may experience.

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New Federal Dollars to Help States Address Opioid Crisis; Focus Aligns with HAP Opioid Learning Action Network Goals

September 05, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states to assist with the opioid crisis. 

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HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

August 21, 2019

With a goal of reducing the growing rate of assaults on hospital staff, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center leadership and front line staff tackled the issue on various fronts, including focused education, a campaign of employee awareness, and multiple interprofessional workgroups.

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Data Breaches in Health Care Continue to Rise

August 06, 2019

A new report shows that 32 million patient records were breached during the first half of 2019 which is double the total of all breaches during 2018. ...

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News Release: HAP Commends Philadelphia-area Hospitals, Government, Universities for Coming Together to Respond to Hospital Closure

July 09, 2019

Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), today released the following statement regarding the hospital community’s response to the announced closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.

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How Houston’s LBJ Hospital Served its Patients and Community During Hurricane Harvey

May 23, 2019

Executive vice president and administrator, Alan Vierling led Harris Health System’s Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital through Hurricane Harvey. Vierling shared key takeaways and lessons learned during HAP’s Leadership Summit.

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Listening Session Underscores Need for Legislative Action to Protect Pennsylvania’s Health Care Workers

May 16, 2019

Local lawmakers recently had an opportunity to hear firsthand from hospital staff and leadership at Lankenau Medical Center, a part of Main Line Health, about ways they can improve workplace safety for health care staff throughout the commonwealth, including passage of Senate Bill 351 and House Bill 36.

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Joint News Release: Lankenau Medical Center Listening Session Underscores Need for Legislative Action to Protect Health Care Workers

May 16, 2019

Local lawmakers recently had an opportunity to hear firsthand from hospital staff and leadership at Lankenau Medical Center, a part of Main Line Health, about ways they can improve workplace safety for health care staff throughout the commonwealth.

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National Hospital Week Celebrates Pennsylvania Hospitals

May 08, 2019

Lawmakers in Harrisburg have unanimously adopted companion resolutions recognizing National Hospital Week, which will take place May 12–18, 2019.

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Wolf Administration Recognizes Hospital Emergency Preparedness Leaders

April 30, 2019

The Wolf Administration recently commended hospital leaders for their crucial roles in Pennsylvania’s public health emergency preparedness efforts. 

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