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Pennsylvania’s Critical Access Hospitals are Key to Rural Health Care

June 15, 2017

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly continues its work on the 2017–2018 state budget, it is clear that the commonwealth faces a projected revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year of $1.2 billion and a growing structural deficit for next year. This places some important supplemental hospital payments at risk for reduction, including payments that support critical access hospitals.

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HAP Highlights Hospital Emergency Preparedness Partnership during Senate Informational Hearing

June 14, 2017

Today, HAP’s Tom Grace, vice president, emergency preparedness, provided lawmakers with an update about the important emergency preparedness work underway as a part of the commonwealth’s Hospital Preparedness Partnership Program between the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and HAP.

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The Importance of Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania

June 12, 2017

The Pennsylvania General Assembly returned this week to continue work on the 2017–2018 state budget. The commonwealth faces a projected revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year of $1.2 billion and a growing structural deficit for next year, placing some supplemental hospital payments at risk for reduction, including payments that support life-saving trauma care.

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HAP, PA Hospitals Working to Reduce Violence

June 09, 2017

Violence is a major public health and safety issue throughout the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.3 million people are treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for violent injuries. Violence costs more than $85 billion annually in medical expenses and lost productivity. 

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The Importance of Funding for PA’s Burn Centers

June 07, 2017

Proposals for the 2017–2018 state budget have mostly protected funding for hospital care. But some supplemental hospital payments are at risk for reduction, including payments that support life-saving burn care.

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HAP Closely Monitoring Ransomware Attack

May 15, 2017

Since Friday, industries across the globe have been impacted by a large-scale ransomware attack. HAP is in contact with state and federal agencies on this matter and will continue to monitor the situation. HAP’s Emergency Preparedness staff is ready to work with member hospitals to provide prevention and response assistance, should the need arise. 

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Hospital Supporters Representative Baker and Senator Baker Recognize PA Hospitals During National Hospital Week

May 09, 2017

The state House and Senate adopted resolutions recognizing the week of May 7–13, 2017, as “National Hospital Week."

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Stroke Center Update Legislation Receives Senate Committee Vote

April 25, 2017

As noted by the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne), May is Stroke Awareness Month, and today’s committee vote to update the stroke designation law is aptly timed. The committee unanimously voted House Bill 23 out of the Senate committee.

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DOH, HAP Continue to Partner on Emergency Preparedness

March 30, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and HAP have finalized their partnership in support of the Emergency Preparedness Services component of DOH’s Healthcare Preparedness Program. 

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DOH, HAP Continue to Partner on Emergency Preparedness

March 30, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and HAP have finalized their partnership in support of the Emergency Preparedness Services component of DOH’s Healthcare Preparedness Program. 

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Hospitals Fighting Violence on All Fronts, National Program Provides Support

November 04, 2016

Violence is considered a major public health and safety issue throughout the country. Hospitals and health systems are working to help address violence in communities and within hospital settings.

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State House Passes Legislation to Revamp PA Stroke Center Law

October 26, 2016

By a vote of 192-0, the state House passed legislation sponsored by state Representative Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) that would make key changes to Act 54 of 2012, currently referred to as the Primary Stroke Center Recognition Act.

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HHS Looks to Strengthen Cybersecurity Info Sharing Within Health Care; HAP Forum to Facilitate Cybersecurity Discussion in PA

October 06, 2016

Federal funds have been dedicated to support the dissemination of cybersecurity information and education as well as to foster greater information sharing within the health care and public health sectors. In addition, an upcoming session hosted by HAP for its members will provide current information on the latest threats, prevention strategies, and resources available to improve cybersecurity. 

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Congress Funds Zika Relief and Opioid Response in Federal Funding Bill

September 30, 2016

Legislation was enacted this week which extends funding at current spending levels for the federal government through December 9, 2016. The legislation also dedicates funding to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and to begin funding opioid efforts.

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FEMA Issues Proposed Rules for Construction in Flood-Prone Areas

August 24, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a proposed rule requiring companies that use federal funds for construction projects in flood-prone areas (including hospitals and other health care providers) to build on higher ground.

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