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Pennsylvania-specific Events (AHA 2018 Annual Meeting)


Dates: May 8-9, 2018

Location: Washington, D.C.

Registration Deadline: April 25, 2018

HAP is hosting Pennsylvania-specific events during the 2018 AHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Registration is closed for these events. If you still would like to register, contact Zach Border.

Pricing Details: There is no additional cost to attend HAP's Pennsylvania-specific events scheduled during the AHA Annual Meeting.


The American Hospital Association will host its annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C. from May 6 through May 9.

HAP members are invited to attend Pennsylvania-specific events during the annual meeting that will provide an opportunity for Pennsylvania hospital leaders to engage with key Congressional staff and interact with colleagues from around the nation.

About the AHA Annual meeting

American Hospital Association's (AHA) 2018 Annual Meeting
Dates: May 6–9, 2018
Location: Washington, D.C.

Registration Deadline: May 4, 2018

The AHA annual meeting provides an opportunity for hospitals to hear from influential political, policy, opinion, and health care leaders, and gain perspectives that will help us continue to build a better health care system for the future.

Participants will be brought up to date on the latest political dynamics and policy initiatives captivating our nation’s Capital. Some of the featured commentary will be provided by Frank Sesno, former CNN Washington bureau chief, Peggy Noonan, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Wall Street Journal and bestselling author, and Jake Tapper, chief CNN Washington correspondent.

Featured briefings will highlight Congressional policy and politics, Medicaid innovations, equity of care, preparing and responding to disasters, and commercial insurance dynamics.

Targeted breakout sessions will explore:

  • Supporting small and rural hospitals
  • The partnership between hospitals and post-acute care
  • Physician payment under MACRA
  • Addressing affordability through value
  • Reducing health care disparities

Meeting details and registration information

Meeting details, registration fees, and online registration for the AHA Annual meeting are available at the AHA website. 

Early registration with the AHA closes on March 23.

Online registration will run through May 4 

Please note hotel reservations at the Washington Hilton must be made no later than Friday, April 13. 


The AHA has secured a block of rooms for individuals registered for the AHA Annual Membership Meeting at the Washington Hilton located at 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW (at Columbia Road, NW) Washington, D.C. 20009.

You must be registered for the AHA Annual Membership Meeting to reserve a room at the Washington Hilton. 

Your AHA registration confirmation email will contain a link to a special AHA-Hilton web page, along with an event code. You can use this webpage to book your room any time before the AHA hotel block expires on Friday, April 13. 

You also can make a reservation by phone (800) 445-8667 or (202) 483-3000 by providing the code to a reservation agent. You will only be able to make one room reservation per AHA annual meeting registrant.


  • King Room: $349
  • Double Room: $359
  • King Executive Level Room: $369
  • Double Executive Level Room: $379

Please contact the Hilton directly at (202) 483-3000 for suite rates and availability.

Hotel reservations must be made no later than FRIDAY, APRIL 13.

Other hotel options in close proximity to the Washington Hilton include:

Hotels in proximity to Capitol Hill include:

Pennsylvania-specific events during the 2018 AHA Annual Meeting

Pennsylvania hospitals are invited to attend events coordinated by HAP on Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9 which will include:

  • A bi-partisan, bi-cameral Congressional staff panel discussion on health care policy issues facing Congress
  • Hospital leaders reception to facilitate conversation and collaboration with hospital leaders and Congressional delegations from Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York
  • Opportunities to engage with the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill
  • Advocacy meetings with U.S. House offices on Wednesday (self-scheduled)

Pennsylvania’s May 8-9 Agenda

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North
A bi-partisan, bi-cameral Congressional staff panel discussion
Hear key Congressional staff discuss health care policy issues facing Congress

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5 p.m. – 7 p.m
Russell Senate Office Building, SR-325
Hospital Leaders Reception
Join federal elected officials, Congressional staff, and hospital leaders from Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York for refreshments and hor d'oeuvres

NOTE: Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation from the Hilton to the Hill.

Wednesday May 9, 2018
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
U.S. House and U.S. Senate Office Buildings
Meetings with Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation
Additional details to come

Hospitals will be encouraged to schedule individual members of the U.S. House delegation on their own.

There is no additional fee to attend the Pennsylvania-specific events during the AHA 2018 Annual Meeting. 


The deadline to alert HAP of your attendance at the Pennsylvania-specific events is Wednesday, April 25.


For information regarding HAP events during the AHA 2018 Annual Meeting, please contact Laura Stevens Kent, HAP’s vice president, federal advocacy, at (202) 863-9287, or Tim Ohrum, HAP's vice president, grassroots advocacy, at (412) 231-5356.

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