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Data Analyst, Clinical Project Manager Join HAP Team in the New Year

February 01, 2016

News Release: Effective in January, Peter Nguyen began his role as Data Analyst at HAP. In this role, Nguyen is responsible for identifying and designing database requirements. 

Effective February 1, Jody Harclerode started at the association as the newest member of HAP’s clinical quality team. As Clinical Project Manager, Harclerode is responsible for working with HAP’s staff, members, and stakeholders and partners to successfully implement both HAP’s and the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network’s quality initiatives to collectively reduce patient harm and readmissions.


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New State Report Shows Hospitals are Significantly Improving Quality

December 16, 2015

News Release: A wide range of hospital quality improvement efforts are paying off in the form of saved lives and reductions in readmissions as documented in a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

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Jennifer Jordan Appointed as HAP Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy

December 03, 2015

News Release: Effective December 2, Jennifer Jordan began her role as vice president, regulatory advocacy, at HAP. In this senior management role, Jordan will be an integral part of the team that focuses on federal and state public policy issues that impact Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems.

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Philly Area's Top Patient Safety Initiatives for 2015 Honored

November 19, 2015

News Release: Innovative patient safety initiatives from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Doylestown Hospital were honored at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of The Hospital & Healthsystem of Pennsylvania (HAP) held on November 6, 2015, in King of Prussia, PA.

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Rep. Tom Killion Named Leader in PA Health and Health Care

November 17, 2015

News Release:  DVHC of HAP presented its 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award to Representative Tom Killion (R-District 168) in honor of his strong advocacy for hospitals, the health care community, and health care consumers in Pennsylvania.

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Online Communications Director, Quality Initiatives Project Manager Join HAP Team

November 10, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania announced the the addition of Justin Shellenberger as director, online communications, and Lisa Lesko, BSN, RN, as project manager of quality initiatives.

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HAP, Western Pennsylvania Hospitals Participate in Region’s Largest Health Care Emergency Exercise to Date

October 29, 2015

News Release: If a massive power failure were to impact the health care delivery system during one of its busiest periods, would the hospital community be able to continue providing critical services? HAP presented that scenario to approximately 50 hospitals in 18 western Pennsylvania counties during October 27–29.

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HAP Appoints Jolene Calla as Vice President of Health Care Finance & Insurance

October 15, 2015

News Release: Effective October 14, Jolene H. Calla, Esq. began her role as HAP’s vice president, health care finance and insurance.

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Take an Active Role in Understanding Your Health During Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month

October 07, 2015

News Release: October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month. To celebrate, HAP has shared new consumer information and tools to help individuals better understand their care.

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PA Hospital Association to Continue Leading Hospital Quality Project

September 30, 2015

News Release: HAP has been selected as one of 17 national, regional, or state hospital associations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Play Major Role in Reducing Health Care-Associated Infections

September 25, 2015

News Release: Pennsylvania health care-associated infections (HAI) and related costs have declined significantly during recent years, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).

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HAP Announces 2015 Achievement Award Winners

July 24, 2015

News Release: Pennsylvania hospitals are constantly working and challenging themselves to adopt forward-thinking processes and care models in order to provide the best possible quality of care and patient experience.

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HAP Commends House and Senate Republicans for Supporting PA Hospitals, Future of Health Care Delivery

June 30, 2015

News Release: Following the passage of the state budget by both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, HAP President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Carter issued the following statement.

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HAP Hires Senior Director, Health Care Finance Policy

June 29, 2015

News Release: Effective today, Kathryn Slatt begins her role as senior director, health care finance policy, at HAP.

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HAP, Hospital Community Supports Supreme Court Subsidies Ruling

June 25, 2015

News Release: HAP President and CEO Andy Carter issued the following statement after the long-awaited U.S. Supreme Court King v. Burwell decision, ruling in favor of subsidies.

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