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News Release: End-of-Life Care Legislation Clears Key Committee Vote

December 12, 2017

News Release:  The Pennsylvania hospital community is praising the State Senate Health and Human Services Committee for its unanimous passage of legislation to help patients and their families communicate their end-of-life care wishes. Senate Bill 623, legislation sponsored by State Senator Gene Yaw (R–Lycoming), would establish the Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program.

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News Release: HAP Statement about U.S. Senate-Passed Tax Plan

December 04, 2017

During Saturday, December 2, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Following the vote, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) released the following statement.

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News Release: 7 Philadelphia-Area Health Systems Collaborate to Address Hunger

November 27, 2017

News Release: As the holiday season approaches, hundreds of thousands of families in the greater Philadelphia region are without consistent access to the nutritious food necessary to lead healthy lives. This serious condition, known as food insecurity, contributes to poor health, including the development or worsening of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

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Joint News Release: HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge Top Performers, Designations Announced

November 01, 2017

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today announced the top hospitals and health systems of the 2017 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge.

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News Release: HAP Welcomes Kate Routledge as Senior Director, Compliance Support

October 18, 2017

News Release:  Effective October 10, Kate M. Routledge has been appointed as senior director, compliance support, at The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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News Release: Pa. Hospital Community Troubled by Cancellation of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

October 13, 2017

News Release:  Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced that it would not fulfil cost-sharing reduction payments, a provision of the Affordable Care Act designed to help reduce health care costs for lower-income Americans. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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News Release: HAP Statement about Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson

September 27, 2017

News Release:  Yesterday, U.S. Senators abandoned a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before the September 30 budget reconciliation deadline. They did not obtain the commitments for the 50 votes needed to pass the bill. Following the announcement, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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News Release: HAP Announces Official Launch of HAPevolve

September 15, 2017

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has launched HAPevolve, a new for-profit subsidiary company offering on-demand solutions for business, clinical, and government compliance matters facing health care providers. 

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HAP’s Tom Grace in Texas to Support Medical Response to Harvey

August 29, 2017

News Release:  Tom Grace, vice president, emergency preparedness for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), has been deployed to support Texas medical operations as a member of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) team from Pennsylvania. Grace serves as a NDMS Federal Disaster Team Commander.

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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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