Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Department of Health"

A plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of the controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern trains, Feb. 6, 2023. After the catastrophic train car derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, some officials are raising concerns about a type of toxic substance that tends to stay in the environment. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Health Resource Center Opening in Beaver County For Residents Impacted by Ohio Train Wreck

The health resource center will open Tuesday in the Darlington Township Building for residents affected by the fiery train wreck earlier this month. It will be open through March 10.

Dr. Denise Johnson, the Acting Secretary and Physician General of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, speaking before the House and Senate Policy committees Tuesday, July 19, 2022. (Courtesy: Pennsylvania House of Representatives).
PA Secretary of Health Talks About the Reality of Women’s Healthcare Post-Roe

In a hearing before Democratic lawmakers, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health testified to the “facts and fictions” of a post-Roe Pennsylvania and what could happen if abortion access is restricted in the state. 

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.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Screenshot)
Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam to Step Down

Beam had served in an acting role since January, when Gov. Tom Wolf tapped her to replace Dr. Rachel Levine, who left for the Biden administration.

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.

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table at Hartford Hospital, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Another Health Network, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Vaccinated Employee Family Members

The University of Pennsylvania Health System said that its Chester County Hospital ran a “lottery system” for family members of employees who met the state’s vaccine eligibility requirements.

FILE: One of Geisinger's facilities in Danville. (Shutterstock)
State Rebukes Geisinger for Vaccinating Employee Family Members

Geisinger Health Systems allowed employees' family members to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line, raising questions of fairness at a time of strong public demand and scarce supply.