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PA Hospitals Hard-Hit by COVID-19 to Receive Federal 'Strike Team' Support | WDIY Local News

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Regional Hospital of Scranton is one of the locations in Pennsylvania which will receive assistance from a FEMA strike team.

Pennsylvania will receive strike teams to relieve hospitals in areas hard-hit by COVID-19 after Governor Tom Wolf requested support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. WDIY's James Johnson has more.

On Dec. 29 the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency announced that federal strike teams will be deployed to York and Scranton-based hospitals and emergency services.

(Original air-date: 12/30/21)

James Johnson, a Poconos and Lehigh Valley local who began volunteering for Sunday's Weekend Edition in 2019, proudly joined WDIY as News and Information Director in September 2020. Many customers, clients, friends and strangers over his 25 year career in hospitality, sales and small business consulting have suggested he should be on the radio, so now he is, living out his dream job with WDIY. He is dedicated to bringing balanced journalism, engaging local and regional stories, and continuing the fantastic work of WDIY's valuable volunteer hosts and writers, who contribute exceptional News and Public Affairs content for the listeners of the Lehigh Valley.
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