HAP is the leading voice for more than 240 hospitals and health systems in Pennsylvania, as well as other member health care stakeholders.

What Hospitals Need to Know

Learn more about what HAP and state officials are doing to monitor the coronavirus

HAP resources for member hospitals
2020 Virtual Summer Leadership Series: Navigating Through and Beyond COVID-19

HAP, in partnership with more than 30 state hospital and health care associations, is excited to present a virtual summer leadership series for C-suite executives.

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HAP's Resource Center

Visit HAP's Resource Center for more information about COVID-19 and HAP's advocacy efforts in support of Pennsylvania's hospitals

Learn more about HAP's advocacy for hospitals

Current Advocacy Focus

State Issues

HAP is working to move legislation to protect health care workers, increase access to care, ensure payor reimbursement for telemedicine services, and protect essential hospital funding streams for patients.

Federal Issues

HAP is working to safeguard resources that help hospitals serve vulnerable communities and continue efforts to find consensus on policy that protects patients from unanticipated medical bills without government interference in private negotiations between providers and health plans.

Regulatory Activity

HAP advocates for flexibility to ensure patients receive the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting.

HAPAC Online Contributions

HAP’s 2020 Virtual Patient Safety and Quality Symposium

In light of the COVID-19 response efforts as well as federal and state recommendations, HAP will convert the in-person 2020 Patient Safety and Quality Symposium into a virtual event.

The virtual conference will incorporate many components of the in-person event and provide a setting for health care leaders to discuss the challenges and lessons learned from COVID-19 and how to prepare for a potential second wave.

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July 30, 2020

Key Areas of Emergency Preparedness—Are You Ready?

For close to ten years, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has embraced an emergency management (EM) program, supporting organizations across the commonwealth before, during, and after crisis. HAP’s EM program has evolved during this time to include not only association members but also partners in the health care system.

Today's News Clips

August 11, 2020 

The Meadville Tribune reports about Pennsylvania’s plans for a state-based insurance exchange.

The Center Square reports, “A new study by Families USA found that more than 5.4 million people who lost their jobs are uninsured…”

NPR reports about the importance of getting an early flu shot this year.


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HAP works to ensure state and federal elected officials understand the critical role Pennsylvania’s hospitals play in their communities across the state. Find out how you can help.


Healthy Me PA is HAP’s online digital community, providing consumer-friendly information about health, navigating health care, and health policy, and giving users a  platform to share messages with elected officials about important health care issues. Join today!

HAP's sponsorship program

HAP’s sponsorship program creates meaningful opportunities for business development between our hospital members and the organizations that they rely on for services and products.