Stories tagged: "healthcare 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.

Bern Township, PA - January 29: A photo of the Berks County Heim. At the Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bern Township Friday morning January 29, 2021 where residents of the home, and staff are being vaccinated against COVID-19 / Coronavirus with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
COVID-Era Nursing Home Staff Crunch Hurting Hospitals, Too

The workforce crunch at skilled nursing homes and personal care facilities in Pennsylvania is having a spillover effect on hospitals, which are under strain from a 55% increase in COVID-19 patients since mid-November.

FILE: One of Geisinger's facilities in Danville. (Shutterstock)
COVID Surge: Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospital Chain Runs Out of Beds

Geisinger is running at 110% capacity across its nine hospitals — overrun with largely unvaccinated COVID-19 patients who represent a quarter to well over half of all admissions.

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.