Stories tagged: "health care workers"


Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
USA Today Honors Dr. Ala Stanford For Serving Philadelphia’s Underserved Communities

Dr. Ala Stanford has helped to provide more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests and vaccinations to Philadelphia’s underserved communities.

The sign for the Berks Community Health Center at Oakbrook, June 29, 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
Strained Health Centers in Pennsylvania Awarded Millions in COVID Relief Funds

Health centers throughout the state that serve vulnerable populations will get over $27 million in American Rescue Plan funds to make capital improvements.

Signs mark the entrances and driveways to Butler Memorial Hospital, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Butler, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Wolf Signs Fast-Tracked $225M for PA’s Overburdened Health Care Workers

Funds will go to staff who are involved in direct patient care, behavioral health facilities, and a program offering nurses student loan-debt relief.

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Pennsylvania Rolls Out ‘Strike Team’ to Ease Hospital Crunch

Out-of-state nurses and respiratory therapists will work overnight shifts at Sellersville’s Grand View Hospital, which has been under severe strain from a deluge of COVID-19 cases.

The Bayada Home Health Care office on North Wyomissing Blvd. in Wyomissing. (Getty Images)
Advocates Protest Over Pennsylvania’s Problematic Home Care Program

Low pay and high turnover have long been the reality for the ranks of direct care workers in home care settings and nursing homes. The pandemic has made it worse.

Lynn Weidner with Brandon Kingsmore in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of Lynn Weidner).
How Build Back Better Could Help These Pennsylvanians Build a Better Life

Congress is currently debating the aspects of the Build Back Better plan, which proposes expanding Medicare, lowering prescription drug costs, and funding home-based services, all of which would have a direct impact on the lives of Pennsylvanians.

Tarik Khan
The Philadelphia Nurse Who Keeps Fighting for His Patients—Even After the Government Moved On

Tarik Khan is a 42-year-old nurse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has worked with COVID-19 patients and volunteered at testing sites and worked to help educate Pennsylvanians about the dangers of the virus.