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State Budget Shows Commitment to Pennsylvania Health Care

July 14, 2016

News Release: HAP today issued a statement from President and CEO Andy Carter in response to the work completed on the 2016–2017 state budget, which continues funding to support the work of health care providers in the commonwealth.

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Hospital Association Prepares for Move to Downtown Harrisburg

July 11, 2016

News Release: HAP is moving to the heart of downtown Harrisburg by early August, bringing the organization closer to policymakers, state agencies, and partners. HAP is relocating from its headquarters in Swatara Township to the sixth floor of 30 N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg. 

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HAP Board Appoints New Chair-Elect, Secretary

June 09, 2016

News Release:  During The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania's recent Board of Directors meeting, the board voted to appoint Cornelio R. Catena, FACHE, chief executive officer of Commonwealth Health and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, as its new chair-elect, and Gary B. Weinstein, president and chief executive officer of Washington Health System, as board secretary.

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Hospital Association Launches Digital Community for Health In Pennsylvania: Healthy Me PA

May 26, 2016

News Release: HAP introduces Healthy Me PA, a dynamic, interactive digital community with a focus on health care topics and issues important to individuals across the commonwealth. Join today!

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Hospitals Contribute $34.7B, 1 out of 10 Jobs to SE PA Economy

May 18, 2016

News Release:  With a healthy economy high on the public’s list of priorities during this presidential election year, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) releases its 2015 economic impact analysis showing that hospitals continue to be major contributors to the southeastern Pennsylvania region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties).

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PA Hospitals’ Economic Contributions Grow to $115B, Up $4B from 2014

May 17, 2016

News Release: With a healthy economy high on the public’s list of priorities during this presidential election year, HAP releases its 2015 economic impact analysis showing that Pennsylvania hospitals continue to be a major contributor to the state and local economies.

All hospitals—not-for-profit and investor-owned combined—contributed nearly $115 billion to local and state economies during 2015, an increase of $4 billion from 2014.

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Stephanie Watkins Joins HAP Legislative Advocacy Team

May 09, 2016

News Release: Effective May 9, Stephanie Watkins begins her role as vice president, state legislative advocacy, at HAP. In this senior management position, Watkins will be a key member of the state legislative advocacy team that represents HAP and its members with the Pennsylvania state legislature and administration.

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Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine Recognized as 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize Finalist at National Award Ceremony

May 03, 2016

News Release:  Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine was recognized as a finalist for the highly regarded 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service during the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) annual meeting and award ceremony on May 3.

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HAP Supports Full Practice Authority for CNPs After Meeting Physician Collaboration Requirements

May 02, 2016

News Release: HAP issues its full support to allow certified nurse practitioners to practice to the full scope of their license without the need for physician supervision after they have worked under such supervision for three years and 3,600 hours.

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HAP Speaks about Curbing Opioid, Heroin Abuse at U.S. Senator Toomey Event

April 29, 2016

News Release: HAP voices concern that linking value-based incentives to patient satisfaction in pain management may be a factor in the opioid crisis.

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President and CEO of Aria Health Appointed as HAP Board Chair

April 27, 2016

News Release: Kathleen A. Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Health in Philadelphia was elected as HAP board chair during the April 26 HAP board of directors meeting.

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Robert Shipp Appointed as HAP Vice President of Population Health Strategies

April 05, 2016

News Release:  Effective March 28, Robert Shipp III, MSHSA, BSN, RN, began his role as vice president, population health strategies at HAP. Shipp will provide leadership for the development and sustainability of population health strategies. He will direct activities and policy regarding population health management, health equity, and clinical workforce.

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2016 PA Donate Life Hospital Challenge Kicked off in Harrisburg

March 16, 2016

Joint News Release:  A collaborative organ donation awareness effort of HAP, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), the Gift of Life Donor Program, and hospitals and health systems across the state, was kicked off and celebrated on March 14 in Harrisburg.

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PA Hospitals Out-Performing the Nation on Infection Prevention

March 08, 2016

News Release: Pennsylvania hospitals’ efforts to prevent infections are paying off, according to a new Health Care-acquired Infection (HAI) Progress Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Education Manager Emily Lewis Joins HAP Team

February 16, 2016

News Release:  Emily Lewis started at HAP on February 16 as the newest member of its business development and member services team. As education manager, Lewis is responsible for identifying education program topics and leading the development of program curricula.

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