Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced a partnership with General Healthcare Resources to assist with the COVID-19 response.
“We are so pleased to have this level of collaboration and assistance from General Healthcare Resources,” Dr. Levine said. “COVID-19 is a particularly challenging situation for congregate settings, particularly our long-term care facilities. These teams are assisting us in our response in the hardest-hit areas as we work to protect the public health and safety of Pennsylvanians.
General Healthcare Resources will be deploying onsite assessment teams to assist with infection control practices, staffing and PPE training needs. The team will also assist with specimen collection and urgent staffing needs. The Department of Health will be funding the 41 individuals that will be deployed for one year.
“We’re honored to be supporting this program and are committed to providing the state of Pennsylvania with the professional, qualified staff they need to meet this challenge within the senior community,” said Laura Magner, President and COO of General Healthcare Resources. “If you’re an experienced RN, LPN, Medical Assistant, CNA, EMT or other healthcare professional interested in joining this effort, please contact us at 800-879-4471.”
In addition to General Healthcare Resource’s support, the department has also been working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since May 20, HHS assessment and action teams have been providing onsite support and training to long-term care facilities in the commonwealth.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeating shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.
As of 12:00 a.m., June 14, there were 78,798 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide in 67 counties and 6,215 confirmed deaths. Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 and older. More data is available hereOpens In A New Window.
For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.govOpens In A New Window.
The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
- Clean surfaces frequently.
- Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
- If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.
Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics
- Daily COVID-19 Report
- Press releases regarding coronavirus
- Latest information on the coronavirus
- Photos of the state’s lab in Exton
- Coronavirus and preparedness graphics
- Community preparedness and procedures materials
- Map with the number of COVID-19 cases
All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-AlertsOpens In A New Window.
Plymouth Meeting, PA, May 5, 2020 – GHR Healthcare, the parent organization to a family of healthcare and community-based staffing companies including General Healthcare Resources, celebrates Nurses Week with donation to Direct Relief.
Dallas, TX, January 8, 2020 – GHR Healthcare, the Dallas-based parent organization to a family of healthcare and community-based staffing companies including General Healthcare Resources, has announced the acquisition of the HIM Division of HCTec. Focusing on Coding, Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) and Case Management, the new entity will now be known as GHR RevCycle Workforce.
Dallas, TX, October 2, 2019 – GHR Healthcare, the parent company of General Healthcare Resources, has been named as one of the largest per diem healthcare staffing companies in the United States, according to a recent industry listing produced by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the leading industry authority on the staffing industry. This is the second consecutive year GHR has been named to the list.
Industry Expert to Share Recruitment Strategy Insights
Dallas, TX, July 30, 2019 – Janet Elkin, President and CEO of GHR Healthcare (parent company of General Healthcare Resources), will be a featured speaker at the 45th Health Care Recruitment Conference hosted by the National Association of Health Care Recruiters (NAHCR) being held in Philadelphia, PA July 30 through August 2, 2019. Entitled ‘Get R.E.A.L. – How to Become a Destination Employer,’ Elkin will be joined by Mary Dougherty, Vice President of Human Resources for Philadelphia Academic Health System for the August 1st lecture.
Dallas, TX, November 20, 2018 – Janet Elkin, President and CEO of GHR Healthcare, the parent company of General Healthcare Resources, has been named to the 2018 Global Power 150 and the 2018 Americas 100 lists by Staffing Industry Analysts, recognizing the top female leaders in the staffing industry. This is the fourth year the list has been compiled and her fourth time for being included.
Dallas, TX, October 30, 2018 – Janet Elkin, President and CEO of GHR Healthcare, the parent company to General Healthcare Resources, will be a featured speaker at the 16th Annual Healthcare Staffing Summit being held in Denver, Colorado this November. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Excellence in a Time of Change,’ with Elkin’s session entitled ‘M&A: Non-Financial Matters After the Deal,’ which will examine the opportunities, advantages, and challenges facing organizations, and the leaders, after the M&A dust has settled.
Dallas, TX, August 6, 2018 – GHR Healthcare announced today that their acute care divisions, General Healthcare Resources and GHR Travel Nursing, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Healthcare Staffing Services Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing qualified and competent healthcare professionals.