Millions of people are expected to lose their Medicaid eligibility in the coming months as states return the programs to pre-COVID status. The loss of that revenue is expected to hurt struggling rural hospitals. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pa. health care providers tell lawmakers the state’s rural hospitals are in crisis

BY: - August 4, 2023

A study conducted by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) found that rural hospitals have struggled to fill 39% of vacant registered nurse positions. By comparison, HAP found the average vacancy rates for direct care RNs to be more than 30% statewide.

Pa. nurses celebrate passage of Patient Safety Act in state House

BY: - June 28, 2023

The Patient Safety Act, which would limit nurse-to-patient ratios, heads to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it has stalled before.

‘Now’s the time’: Advocates call on House to pass Patient Safety Act | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 22, 2023

"As legislators, we come to Harrisburg with the goal of making life better for those in our district and around the Commonwealth. That is what this bill does," Tomlinson said. "We must put patients above profits."


Here’s why we need the Patient Safety Act | Capital-Star letters

BY: - June 20, 2023

By Eileen Kelly and Claudia Crane The Patient Safety Act, which would set a minimum nurse-to-patient ratio for all Pennsylvania Hospitals, could go a floor vote in the Pennsylvania House as early as this week.  We urge its passage. Currently, there is no numeric staffing standard for nurses in Pennsylvania hospitals, thus no limit on the […]