Jim Redmond, HAP Senior Advocate and Strategist, Loses Battle to Cancer
February 04, 2019
Pennsylvania has lost a leading hospital and health care champion. James M. Redmond, former senior advocate and strategist for HAP, lost his battle with cancer this morning.
His influence on Pennsylvania health care policy spanned more than three decades and his tremendous professional contributions led to meaningful changes, including the creation of the Trauma Systems Foundation, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Charitable Gifts Annuities Act, Medical Malpractice Reform, and Tobacco Settlement Reform.
Everyone Jim touched knows firsthand the qualities that put him at the pinnacle of advocacy talent––compassion, integrity, wit, knowledge, curiosity, generosity, and drive, to name a few. Ask any policymaker or health care stakeholder in Pennsylvania about Jim, and they will give the same testimony about his ability to persuade, cajole, and engage whomever was necessary to do big things for HAP’s members and the patients they served.
More important, Jim’s gifts as a convener, educator, and steadfast friend led to a network of life-long connections across the country and the world. He has been a mentor to so many over the years, helping to start and grow careers, and his passion will carry on in others.
Following his retirement from HAP, Jim continued to be active on behalf of several health improvement causes, graciously giving of his time and talents to make this world a better place.
During the last several weeks, Jim and his family approached this challenge positively and with strength, welcoming a steady stream of friends and colleagues to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and their home.
HAP, its Board of Directors, and the hospital and health system community extend our condolences to Jim’s family at this difficult time.