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May 16, 2013: If you're one of the nearly 269,000 people working in Pennsylvania's 255 hospitals, thank you for caring for our friends, families, and communities. Thank you for providing healing, health, and hope 24-hours-day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to nearly $13 million Pennsylvanians. Please take a moment to listen to Andy Carter, President and CEO of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, as he thanks Pennsylvania's hospital community in a brief video message. Read more.
May 10, 2013:
More than 8,300 Pennsylvanians await organ transplants and thousands of others await tissue transplants. Pennsylvania’s hospitals have pledged their support to new statewide effort launched yesterday to dramatically increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors in Pennsylvania.Read more.
May 9, 2013:
In 2011, Pennsylvania’s non-profit hospitals provided more than $5 billion in charitable community benefits, and all hospitals (non-profit and investor-owned) contributed nearly $98 billion to local and state economies.Read more.
April 29, 2013:
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reminded about the ongoing importance of emergency preparedness. Following the bombing in Boston, Massachusetts, and the plant explosion in West, Texas, emergency workers, health care professionals, law enforcement officers, and citizens joined together to quickly and effectively respond, providing care to hundreds of individuals in need without regard for their own safety. In Pennsylvania, hospitals are ensuring that they are prepared to care for their communities in the event of large-scale accidents, natural disasters, epidemics, or terrorist actions.Read more.
April 19, 2013:
The Obama Administration’s recently released proposed budget calls for $374 billion in reductions to Medicare ($306 billion would come from health care providers) and $18.9 billion in reductions to Medicaid.Read more.
April 15, 2013:
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day—a day dedicated to better understand end-of-life planning and advance directives.Read more.
About Care for PA
CareforPA.org seeks to advance healing, health, and hope in Pennsylvania by providing the hospital community with information about important health care issues and the tools to speak out about these issues. Read more.