Health Dept. adds regional long-term care sites to COVID-19 hospital support initiatives
In a briefing with reporters on Monday, acting state Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter said the addition of four regional long-term care support sites will “relieve pressure from hospitals and skilled nursing facilities” with a high number of patients with COVID-19.
‘Surge’ in COVID-19 cases contributing to longer waits at Pa. hospitals
The increased wait times are, in part, a result of increased COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth, which contributed to the deaths of 654 people in the past seven days, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
COVID-19 in Pa.: Wolf rolls out $450M emergency loan program for hospitals
The program will make sure hospitals can cover the cost of personnel, equipment, and personal protective equipment, Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday.
COVID-19 in Pa.: Hospitals seek another aid package from Wolf, lawmakers
The industry is losing $1.5 billlion to $2 billion a month statewide because of canceled surgeries and other stress factors, a top official said Thursday.