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HAP Welcomes Doug Barber as Senior Accountant

August 15, 2017

News Release:  Effective August 1, J. Douglas Barber has been appointed Senior Accountant for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). In this position, Barber will assist the controller in all functions of the association’s financial operations and will serve as the main accountant for outside organizations contracting with HAP for financial and accounting services.

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HAP Statement on U.S. Senate’s Rejection of “Skinny Repeal”

July 28, 2017

News Release:  Early this morning, the U.S. Senate rejected the so-called “skinny” plan to repeal certain portions of the Affordable Care Act. The measure failed by a vote of 49-51, culminating weeks of Congressional efforts to overhaul the nation’s health care landscape. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), gave the following statement on the result.

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HAP Announces 2017 Achievement Award Winners

July 26, 2017

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today recognized the winners of its respected Achievement Awards program. Winners were chosen for Community Champions, Optimal Operations, In Safe Hands, and Excellence in Care. The “Living the Vision Award” recognized one hospital that demonstrated accomplishments in all dimensions of the Triple Aim of improving population health and the patient experience, while reducing health care costs.

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HAP President and CEO: Lawmakers Should Start Fresh on Health Care Bill

July 25, 2017

News Release:  The U.S. Senate today voted in favor of a motion to proceed to consideration of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement​.

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HAP Statement on the U.S. Senate's Updated Health Care Plan

July 13, 2017

News Release: The U.S. Senate today released an updated version of its plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement about the revised version of the proposed legislation.

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PA Hospitals Kept Whole in Difficult State Budget

June 30, 2017

News Release:  Pennsylvania does not have a public hospital system, so it falls on the state’s network of hospitals to treat everyone. In return, the commonwealth has historically recognized this service and supported hospitals through supplemental funding for complex cases and underinsured individuals.

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PA Providers to Senators Toomey and Casey: Reject the BCRA

June 28, 2017

News Release: Although U.S. Senate leaders have postponed a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4 recess, Pennsylvania’s health care provider community continues its push to protect access to affordable, reliable health care coverage.

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HAP Statement on CBO Score of “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017”

June 26, 2017

News Release:  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its analysis of the U.S. Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.” Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania released the following statement. 

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HAP Statement on Release of Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017”

June 22, 2017

News Release:  The U.S. Senate today released the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” its version of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) released the following statement.

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Mercy Health System of Southeastern PA President and CEO Receives Grassroots Champion Award

June 21, 2017

News Release: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) yesterday recognized Susan Croushore, president and CEO of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, as the 2017 Pennsylvania Grassroots Champion Award Recipient.

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PA Providers to Senators Toomey and Casey: AHCA Hits PA Harder than Other States

June 08, 2017

News Release:  Ahead of possible Senate action on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a group of 27 health care providers and organizations from across Pennsylvania sent a joint letter to Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey about how the AHCA “severely disadvantages Pennsylvania...”

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HAP Welcomes Megan Champagne to Its Staff

June 05, 2017

News Release:  Effective May 31, Megan Champagne has been appointed as Senior Administrative Assistant for the executive office of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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PA Hospitals’ Economic Contributions Topped $121 Billion in 2016

May 23, 2017

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today released its 2016 economic analysis, which shows that the health care industry continues to be one of Pennsylvania’s most important economic drivers.

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Helping At-Risk Patients Eat Healthy

May 11, 2017

News Release:  Seven Philadelphia-area health systems representing 18 hospitals, ten community partners, two health plans, and several public health agencies have begun a Healthy Food Access Pilot designed to connect patients in need with appropriate resources and programs.

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HAP: AHCA Vote Threatens Coverage For More Than 1.1 Million Pennsylvanians

May 04, 2017

News Release:  Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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