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Study Shows More Engagement Results in Positive Health Outcomes

May 29, 2018

When patients and their families understand and engage in their health care, they have better outcomes and a more positive experience. A recently published JAMA Network study found that when patients and health care providers were primed for a conversation about a patient’s treatment plan, the chance that a goals-of-care conversation occurred was higher.

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HAP Encourages Conversations about End-of-Life Care Today and Every Day

April 16, 2018

April 16–22 is a week devoted to discussing end-of-life care. During National Healthcare Decisions Day, HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals encourage individuals to use this day as an opportunity to discuss end-of-life care preferences.

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PA Hospitals Raise Awareness for Organ, Tissue Donation during Donate Life Blue and Green Day

April 13, 2018

Today, hospitals across the country are joining in the celebration of National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donations.

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News Release: PA Hospitals Kick off National Donate Life Month with Hospital Challenge

April 05, 2018

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is proud to again partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the state’s two organ procurement organizations—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and the Gift of Life Donor Program—to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.

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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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November Provides Opportunity to Recognize Millions Who Care for Loved Ones

October 30, 2017

November is National Family Caregivers Month and provides an opportunity to recognize the more than 90 million Americans who are family caregivers for their loved ones; a large number of them providing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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HRSA Recognizes 15 PA Hospitals for Organ Donation Efforts

July 31, 2017

The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign recognized more than 1,000 hospitals and transplant centers across the nation for their efforts to promote organ donation awareness and registration between October 2016 and April 2017.

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Only About One in Three Americans Has Documented Their End-of-Life Wishes

July 11, 2017

A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania about end-of-life care preferences and related documentation indicates that about 63 percent of Americans do not have their end-of-life care wishes in writing

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HAP’s Andy Carter to Serve on Center for Organ Recovery & Education Board of Directors

June 21, 2017

Andy Carter, HAP president and CEO, was recently nominated to serve as a volunteer on the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Board of Directors.

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Senator Yaw and Representative Cutler Introducing Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Legislation

April 18, 2017

HAP President and CEO Andy Carter today joined providers, advocates, and lawmakers from across the commonwealth to praise the pending introduction of legislation to codify Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) as an option for patients and their families.

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HAP Applauds Introduction of Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Legislation

April 18, 2017

News Release: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) President and CEO Andy Carter today joined providers, advocates, and lawmakers from across the commonwealth to praise the introduction of legislation to codify Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) as an option for patients and their families.

 

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National Donate Life Month—Encouraging Organ Donation Awareness and Designations

April 03, 2017

April has been designated as National Donate Life Month and Pennsylvania hospitals are joining together in an effort to increase organ donation awareness and designations.

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2017 PA Donate Life Hospital Challenge Kicked Off In Harrisburg

March 21, 2017

Joint News Release: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (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, kicked off and celebrated a collaborative organ donation awareness effort.

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PA Hospitals Contribute to Record Number of Organ Donations in 2016

February 03, 2017

Organ transplants performed in the United States in 2016 reached a new record high for the fourth consecutive year, according to preliminary data from United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS found that hospitals across the nation performed more than 33,600 organ transplants in 2016, 8.5 percent more than in 2015, and nearly a 20 percent more than in 2012.

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New NQF Guidance on Patient-centered Advanced Illness Care

January 17, 2017

The National Quality Forum (NQF) released a new issue brief, Strategies for Change—A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care.

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