Stories tagged: "health care workers"


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.

Graphic via Tania Lili for Keystone
More Than 3,700 PA Healthcare Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus. These Nurses Aren’t Giving Up.

For International Nurse's Day, we highlight three Pennsylvania nurses who are committed to their work despite the risks posed by the novel coronavirus.