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National Data Demonstrates Hospital Community Benefits Exceed Value of Federal Tax Exemption

October 11, 2017

According to a new analysis prepared by Ernst & Young, hospitals’ and health systems’ community benefit activities outweigh the value of their federal tax exemption by a factor of 11 to one.

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New Report Shows Pennsylvania Adult Obesity Rate Remained Stable for Last Three Years

September 06, 2016

A new report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, shows annual adult obesity rates by state, from 1990 until 2015.

Pennsylvania has the 24th highest adult obesity rate in the nation at 30 percent. While this is 20.3 percent higher than during 2000, the rate has remained stable from 2013 to 2015.

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HAP Announces 2016 Achievement Award Winners

August 18, 2016

News Release:  Pennsylvania hospitals continuously work to adopt and implement forward-thinking initiatives in order to provide high-quality, more affordable health care to patients. HAP recognizes these innovative efforts through its respected Achievement Awards program, which began in 1978. Twelve winning submissions were selected this year.

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New PHC4 Report Shows Too Many PA Hospitals Struggle Financially

May 26, 2016

Today’s report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) shows that the average total margin for the commonwealth’s hospitals decreased slightly during fiscal year 2015. Nearly 30 percent of Pennsylvania's hospitals lost money on operations. About one in four lost money overall.

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New PHC4 Report Shows 1 in 3 SE PA Hospitals in the Red

May 26, 2016

A report released today by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) shows that in southeastern Pennsylvania (SE PA) during fiscal year 2015:

  • About 30 percent of the 45 general acute care hospitals reported on lost money on operations.
  • One in three of these hospitals lost money overall.

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Stephanie Watkins Joins HAP Legislative Advocacy Team

May 09, 2016

News Release: Effective May 9, Stephanie Watkins begins her role as vice president, state legislative advocacy, at HAP. In this senior management position, Watkins will be a key member of the state legislative advocacy team that represents HAP and its members with the Pennsylvania state legislature and administration.

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IRS Says Hospitals Can Report Housing on Part I of 2015 Schedule H

December 22, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed that hospitals are permitted to report expenditures for clean and safe housing as community benefit expenditures on the 2015 IRS Schedule H form. 

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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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Non-profit Hospitals Contribute $6.5 Billion in Community Benefits

May 27, 2015

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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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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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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HAP Testifies in Support of Senate Bill 4 during Auditor General Hearing

March 31, 2015

HAP testified today during a hearing in Harrisburg before the Pennsylvania Auditor General about Senate Bill 4—legislation that will restore the legislature’s authority to establish uniform standards and qualifications as the criteria to determine the tax-exempt status of nonprofit entities.

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Senate Passes Resolution Creating Committee to Review Legislation Determining Definitions of Purely Public Charities

March 04, 2015

The Senate unanimously passed a concurrent resolution to establish a bipartisan Select Committee on Institutions of Purely Public Charity to study whether or not changes should be made to the Pennsylvania Institutions of Purely Public Charity Act (Act 55 of 1997).

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Legislation Giving Legislature Role of Defining Purely Public Charities Passes Senate

February 18, 2015

The Senate passed, by a vote of 30–19, legislation that would amend the state Constitution to clarify that it is the exclusive role of the legislature to write laws providing for the qualifications of institutions of purely public charity.

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