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Nurse rejected over race honored by hospital 71 years later

(ELGIN, Ill.) -- Betty Brown was rejected by Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, for nursing school 71 years ago because she is Black. This year, the now-retired 90-year-old is being named an honorary chief nursing officer by that same hospital. "It was very emotional," Brown... Read More.

First state strike teams in PA deployed to Bucks County hospital

Harrisburg, PA – Overwhelmed hospitals are starting to get some extra help dealing with an increase in patients, especially patients with COVID-19 during a surge in cases. Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter announced the first state-directed healthcare strike team was deployed this weekend at... Read More.

Penn Highlands pays tuition for PSR to MA program at BCAT

DuBois, PA – Penn Highlands Healthcare is offering Patient Service Representatives the opportunity to advance to a Clinical Medical Assistant position through a partnership with Brockway Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT). PHH will pay the tuition for the 14-week PSR to MA program for... Read More.

FEMA organizes strike teams to help PA hospitals with staff shortages

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania's Department of Health, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is organizing some regional support sites for both hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as strike teams to support hospitals facing staffing shortages. Strike teams of physicians and... Read More.