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January 23, 2023

Survey Finds High Vacancy Rates for Health Care Professionals

More than 3 in 10 positions for some of the key professionals who make up patient care teams in Pennsylvania hospitals were vacant at the end of last year, a report released today by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) found.

December 30, 2022

HAP Year in Review: The Biggest Stories from 2022

This year saw plenty of new COVID-19 developments, but we saw several other important topics come to the forefront as well, including a growing focus on health care cybersecurity, the behavioral health crisis, hospitals’ financial strain, and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

November 30, 2022

U.S. Hospitals Face Continued Financial Strain

The nation’s hospitals have faced “one of the worst financial years on record,” and the pressures continued during October, according to the latest Kaufman Hall flash report.

October 21, 2022

Growing the Nursing Workforce

This week, federal lawmakers introduced new legislation designed to bolster the nursing workforce through accelerated nursing degree programs.

October 20, 2022

How COVID-19 Changed Health Care

The pandemic may have been a “turning point” that shifted patient care to outpatient, online, and home settings, while accelerating workforce challenges across U.S. hospitals.

October 20, 2022

Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week

Healthcare Quality Week, brought to you by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), is dedicated to celebrating the outstanding contributions professionals have made to improve health care quality. It also gives us an opportunity to bring greater awareness to the profession of health care. This year’s celebration takes place on October 16–22.

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