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.

More information about the Leadership Series
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.

The Latest

Daily News

Join the Conversation: HAP Blog

September 15, 2020

What Does ‘All-hazards’ Planning Mean?

I’ve worked in emergency management in the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania for a long time. I feel like I’ve seen it all and planned for it all. Emergency managers develop plans for events through an approach we call, “All-Hazards Planning.” 

Today's News Clips

September 21, 2020 

CNN reports that more than half of all U.S. states are reporting increases in COVID-19 cases.

The Hill reports about public pressure on lawmakers to reach a new economic relief deal.

NPR reports about the future of the Affordable Care Act.


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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.


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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.