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December 14, 2020

First Round of COVID-19 Vaccine Heads to PA Hospitals

On Friday, December 11, the Food and Drug Administration granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine’s  EUA marks a milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first results from Operation Warp Speed. Other vaccines—including Moderna’s—are completing clinical trials and anticipate similar approval during the coming weeks.

December 11, 2020

HAP Urges Public to Get a Flu Shot as Flu Season Nears

During National Influenza Immunization Week, HAP joins health care organizations around the nation urging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against the flu. Getting a flu shot can help relieve the burden on Pennsylvania’s hospitals as they continue to treat patients with COVID-19.

December 10, 2020

New Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions Announced for Pennsylvania

During a press conference this afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf highlighted the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, adding that new temporary restrictions are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming the state’s hospitals and health care delivery system. Governor Wolf also stressed that the new restrictions are being put into place to help keep Pennsylvanians as safe as possible during the upcoming holidays.

December 02, 2020

Twelve-week Program Brings COVID-19 Testing to Five PA Regions

As community spread of COVID-19 continues across the commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf, along with Michael Huff—Pennsylvania Department of Health’s director of testing and contact tracing—announced a new program to increase access to testing in five regions.

September 01, 2020

Ideal Leadership during the Emergency Management Preparedness Phase

I’ve worked with some great leaders during my tenure, and many of the best ones have adopted a transformational style of leadership. Their examples are the ones that I have used most often as I strive to be an effective leader in my own work in the emergency management community.

July 30, 2020

Key Areas of Emergency Preparedness—Are You Ready?

For close to ten years, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has embraced an emergency management (EM) program, supporting organizations across the commonwealth before, during, and after crisis.