Senate Hearing Will Focus on Challenges Facing Pennsylvania Nursing Homes During COVID-19

HARRISBURG – The Senate Aging and Youth Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee will examine some of the unique challenges facing nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic during a joint hearing on Thursday, May 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m., according to committee chairs Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Senator Michele Brooks (R-50).

Committee members and testifiers will participate remotely, and the hearing will be streamed live at

The hearing will include testimony from:

  • Adam Marles, President & CEO, LeadingAge PA.
  • Zach Shamberg, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Health Care Association.
  • Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA, President and CEO, Fellowship Community.
  • Claire Rodriguez, License Practical Nurse, Homestead Village Enhanced Senior Living.
  • Senator John Yudichak, 14th Senatorial District, Northeastern Pennsylvania Nursing Home SOS program.
  • Lisa McCracken, Director of Senior Living Research and Development, Ziegler.
  • Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary, Department of Health.
  • Susan Coble, Deputy Secretary for Quality Assurance, Department of Health.
  • Kevin Hancock, Deputy Secretary for Office of Long-Term Living, Department of Human Services.


Cheryl Schriner (717) 787-5490 (Senator Ward)
Diane McNaughton (717) 787-1322 (Senator Brooks)

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