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Event Details

2019 Leadership Summit


Dates: May 22-23, 2019

Location: Hilton Harrisburg

Registration Deadline: May 16, 2019

Online registration for this program has closed. Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270, if you would like to register for this event.

The summit provides hospital leaders with opportunities for quality networking with health care policymakers, elected officials, and peers. The sessions blend coverage of trend updates with education and best practices, addressing the issues that matter most to hospitals.

Program Overview

Join colleagues, legislators and their staff, and administration officials at HAP's premier event for hospital and health system leaders. The session begins Wednesday, May 22, with preconference sessions, followed by a networking reception and dinner. The event will end on Thursday, May 23, with an awards lunch and motivational speaker. 


THANK YOU to our Program Sponsors:












Blue & Co., LLC

Bravo Group

Center for Family Guidance

Clarify Health

Commerce Bank

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

Connect America

Envision Physician Services



FocusOne Solutions



NJM Insurance Group

Ob Hospitalist Group

Post and Schell, PC

Schumacher Clinical Partners




Duane Morris, LLP



UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania

Expand your brand and reach hundreds of health care leaders, state lawmakers, and others. For more information about sponsoring this or future HAP events, contact HAP's Emily Lewis.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A sell-out every year, this flagship event ensures direct access to more than 100 C-suite and executive staff of hospitals and health systems, including CEOs, COOs, CFOs, physician and nurse leaders, administrators, government relations officers, and trustees from hospitals and health systems across Pennsylvania. Sponsors may attend all educational sessions and have dedicated space at the welcome reception. Limited space is available and it is important to act quickly to reserve your space at this important event. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and registration form, click here.

Who Should Attend

Hospital and health system executives including CEOs, CFOs, CNOs, CMOs, COOs, CQOs, government relations officers and their teams should make plans to attend to share their voice about the issues affecting the delivery of health services in Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
12:30 p.m.           Conference Registration
1:00 p.m.             Social Determinants of Health Preconference Workshop
1:00 p.m.             Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Pennsylvania Health Care Systems
                            Chris Espersen, MSPH, Espersen and Associates
2:35 p.m.             Break
2:50 p.m.             Leveraging Evidence to Support Policy Decision-Making
                            Michael Donovan, M.A., Director, Policy and Outreach, Administrative Data Accelerator
3:50 p.m.             Applying Social Determinants of Health to Drive Population Health Improvement    
                            Paul Umbach M.A, AMDP, Founder and President, Tripp Umbach
                            Barbara Terry, RN, BSN, MS, M. Min, D. Min
                            Stefani S. McAuliffe, MPA, Senior Project Director, Tripp Umbach

4:30 p.m.             Adjourn
4:40 p.m.             Conference Registration
5:30 p.m.             Networking Reception and Sponsor Exhibits
7:00 p.m.             Dinner and Speaker
                            In the Eye of the Storm−Leadership Lessons from Hurricane Harvey
  Alan Vierling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, executive vice president/administrator for Harris Health System Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7:30 a.m.              Networking Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.              Welcome
8:35 a.m.              Fake News. Social Media Madness. The Mobile Revolution.
                             Mike Allen, Co-founder and Executive Editor of Axios, former POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent
 9:35 a.m.             Break                             
 9:55 a.m.             Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care
Dayna Matthew Bowen, J.D., Ph.D., William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia   
10:55 a.m.            Break
11:15 a.m.            The Loyalty Switch: Why Behavioral Economics Matters in Health Care
James Kane, Author of The Loyalty Switch and Virtually Loyal
12:15 p.m.            Awards Luncheon and Closing Speaker
                             Courage through Chaos
Aimee Copeland, LMSW, MA, Psychotherapy, Director, Aimee Copeland Foundation
2:30 p.m.              Adjourn


Download the brochure here.

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6000

HAP has reserved a limited block of rooms for the evening of May 22, 2019. The rate is $179, plus tax (single/double) and is subject to availability after Monday, April 22, 2019. For reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). Callers need to provide the code “LEADR” to access the special rate of $179. Individual reservations not canceled 48 hours before arrival will be subject to a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax. For online reservations, attendees may reserve rooms at the group rate using HAP’s dedicated group reservations page.

Hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is noon. Using your smartphone, you can skip the front desk, check in with your phone, and go to directly to your room. Download the app today: Hilton Digital Key.

For directions, more information about the hotel, or area attractions, please visit the Hilton Harrisburg's website.

Guests of the Hilton Harrisburg may park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate. Overnight guests will receive complimentary parking and meeting guests will be charged $5.00 (subject to change). A map of additional parking locations throughout the city on Park Harrsiburg's website.

Registration Information

Registration fee includes all meal and break functions, as well as all handout materials. Credit card payment is required at time of online registration. 

HAP member rate – $349 per person rate 

HAP member LIVE streaming rate (morning sessions only) – $99 

HAP nonmember rate – $699 

Registration Deadline – May 16, 2019

Substitutions and Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be granted for written cancellation requests received or processed online by May 16. Cancellations over the phone will not be accepted. No refunds will be granted after May 16. There is a $50 administrative fee on all cancellations. Substitutions are permitted. No-shows will be billed. Walk-in registrations will require payment onsite.

Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270 if you wish to substitute an attendee


For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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