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Pennsylvania Hospitals Pledge to Improve Consumer Financial Communications

June 22, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) announced a new statewide initiative to improve hospital–patient financial interactions.

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PA Hospitals Make Statewide Progress in Reducing Readmissions

June 17, 2015

News Release: Pennsylvania hospital readmission rates for the same condition for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF) have significantly declined during recent years, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

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Association’s New Senior Leaders Take on Important Business and Policy Roles

June 16, 2015

News Release: HAP’s Tina Latin-True promoted to senior vice president, business development and operations; Jeffrey Bechtel hired as senior vice president, health economics and policy.

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State Hospital Leaders Go to Bat for Drug Discounts for Poor

June 12, 2015

News Release: State hospital association leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, and Michigan are taking steps to protect a federal drug discount program that helps the poor.

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PA Hospital Association Honored for Commitment to Quality

June 10, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) was one of two U.S. state hospital associations nationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.

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2015 HAP Hospital Quality Report Shows Statewide Improvements

June 03, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today released its 2015 hospital quality and patient safety report, Pennsylvania Hospital Quality: Achieving More Together.

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HAP Hires Courtney Stoner as Director, Business Development

June 01, 2015

News Release: Effective today, Courtney Stoner begins her role as director, business development at The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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Pa Hospitals Put Communities First, Provide More Charitable Benefits And Investments

May 27, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today released its analysis about hospital charitable community benefit and investment. During 2013, Pennsylvania non-profit hospitals provided $6.5 billion in free or subsidized health care, medical education and research, and community improvement—$700 million more than during 2012.

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New PHC4 Report Shows Erosion in Already Thin PA Hospital Margins

May 21, 2015

News Release: During 2014, the average total margin for general acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania decreased from more than 6 percent to 5.70 percent, according to a new report and news release from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). Operating margins saw similar declines.

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PA Hospitals Showcase Life-Changing, Innovative Health Initiatives

May 13, 2015

News Release: As part of National Hospital Week (May 10–16), the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), today hosted an informational briefing in Harrisburg about Pennsylvania hospitals’ initiatives to improve the health of their communities.

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Former Geisinger Health System CEO Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, Earns National Innovation Award

May 08, 2015

News Release: HAP is pleased to announce that a recipient of the national Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award is one who has dedicated much of his work to the betterment of health care delivery in the commonwealth.

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Staffing Flexibility Critical in New Health Care Delivery Models

May 06, 2015

News Release: HAP President and CEO Andy Carter issued the following statement following an SEIU news conference calling for nurse-to-patient ratios.

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PA Hospitals Economic Contributions Jump Six Percent to $111 Billion

April 30, 2015

News Release: All hospitals—nonprofit and investor-owned combined—contributed more than $111 billion to local and state economies during 2014, an increase of almost $7 billion from 2013, according to new information released today by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.

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Hospitals Contribute $34.4B to SE PA Economy, Support 1 in 11 Jobs

April 30, 2015

News Release: Hospitals’ contributions to the economy of southeastern Pennsylvania increased by nearly $4 billion (13%) from $30.5 billion during 2013 to more than $34.4 billion during 2014, according to new information released today by the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (DVHC of HAP).

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HAP Appoints Phillip Burrell as Director of Health Market Research

March 30, 2015

News Release: HAP has appointed Phillip M. Burrell as director, health market research, effective today.

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