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As coronavirus spreads, some Philly hospitals are forcing nonmedical staffers to come to the office

Acadia Healthcare and Universal Health Services, both juggernauts in psychiatric care, are not offering remote work to its non-medical employees, as most area hospitals have done.

Despite coronavirus stay-at-home order, Pa. is transferring children across the state

State lawmakers in Perry County said that it was "irresponsible" to move juveniles in the justice system from a COVID-19 "hotbed" like Philadelphia to their less-affected area near Harrisburg.

As COVID-19 spreads, advocates ask Pa. Supreme Court to release vulnerable youth from detention centers, jails

Juvenile Law Center and other children's advocacy organizations say releasing youth is the best way to protect them from COVID-19 and to limit the spread of coronavirus.

These Philly doctors have COVID-19, but they’re still treating patients — virtually

Requests for virtual visits with doctors have exploded as patients seek to learn more about the coronavirus and to stay out of hospitals. With doctors on quarantine, there's no shortage of staff for telemedicine.

Philadelphia-area hospitals brace for the coronavirus surge: ‘We are no more than 2 weeks behind N.Y.C.'

For weeks, hospitals have talked about how to provide adequate care even when the flood of patients exceeds the limits of their resources. Tough choices will have to be made.

At the Philadelphia Auto Show, millennials drive attendance

“It’s taken them a little longer to figure out what’s going on, but it doesn’t mean they don’t like cars,” said Kevin Mazzucola, the show's executive director.

After Glen Mills, Gov. Tom Wolf proposes extra $5 million to regulate juvenile programs

The governor is proposing extra funding to the Department of Human Services to improve abuse investigations and to make sure problems flagged at juvenile programs are addressed swiftly.

Gov. Tom Wolf announces effort to overhaul juvenile justice in Pennsylvania

Working with The Pew Charitable Trusts, Pennsylvania officials will spend a year analyzing the juvenile-justice system, with the goal of making it safer.

Philadelphia leaders push for safer youth placements

The Youth Residential Placement Task Force released a report Tuesday saying that Philadelphia should create an independent children's ombudsman, and require residential programs to improve staffing, install video cameras and reduce or eliminate the use of hands-on restraints.

Congresswoman representing Glen Mills introduces juvenile abuse bill

U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, a Democrat from Delaware County, said she was inspired to propose protections for juveniles in residential facilities after reading an Inquirer investigation into abuse at the Glen Mills Schools.