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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.

COMMENTARY

Nurses care for us – it’s time we stand up and do more for them | Opinion

BY: - August 1, 2021

Having worked as a registered nurse in hospital settings for 27 years I can attest a nurse spends about 75 minutes with a patient. A nurse sees the truth behind the diagnosis. A nurse sees the reality of a treatment. A nurse is a caregiver, a counselor, an advocate.

Associate Editor’s picks: 5 health care stories to know from 2019

BY: - December 31, 2019

From marijuana town halls to abortion bans, here are my picks for the top 5 healthcare stories to know from 2019.