HAP's Annual Leadership Summit:  May 11 to 13, 2021

HAP’s Flagship, Most High-Profile Event of the Year

The 2021 Leadership Summit—scheduled for May 11–13, 2021—will be a three-day virtual event with short in-depth sessions each day to maximize your time and will incorporate many components of the in-person event, offering opportunities for dynamic networking with health care policymakers, elected officials, and peers. Through the lens of COVID-19, these robust sessions will explore employee engagement, support, and resiliency; the future of post-pandemic health care; and the hospital community’s renewed commitment to inclusivity and health equity. 

HAP has partnered with LeaderPass to offer members a professional, enjoyable, interactive virtual experience. You will be directed to HAP's exclusive LeaderPass event site after you register for the Summit to create your account and learn to navigate the Leadership Summit site.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.


May 11, 2021

9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote

Navigating the Future of Post-2020 Politics

Michael Smerconish, host of The Michael Smerconish Program, SiriusXM, host, CNN’s Smerconish, newspaper columnist, author

Using the perfect blend of analysis and humor, Mr. Smerconish will deliver an engaging, thought-provoking and balanced dialogue on today's political arena and the long-term implications of the polarization in politics.

10:15 a.m.

Seeing 2021: Experimentation, Innovation, Opportunity

Craig Deao, MHA, Managing Director, Speaker, Author, Huron Group

Amidst the disruption and suffering caused by the pandemic, health care organizations also find themselves in a rare moment of grand experimentation. Fueled by sweeping changes to regulation, reimbursement and patient preferences, there has been an unprecedented wave of innovation, from the rise of telehealth to the flexibility of working from home. But which of these positive changes will sustain, and which will fade away? Leaders have more control than they often think. This session shares a perspective on where to look for innovation, how to nurture the positive changes so they endure, and practical advice for ensuring you continue to build trusting relationships with your employees and communities. During the second part of this session we will use technology to have small group discussions on engagement focusing on leadership and frontline workers.

11:30 a.m. Adjourn

May 12, 2021

11:00 a.m.

Making Lives Better in Pennsylvania: Insights from Federal and State Administration Officials on Key Priorities and Initiatives

Moderator: Andy Carter, President and CEO, HAP

Panelists: Mike Brunelle, Chief of Staff, Wolf Administration Erin Wilson, Deputy Director of Political Strategy and Outreach, Biden Administration (invited)

12:30 p.m.

Building Health Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Corporal Crescenz VA Medical Center

The diversity of your organization has a profound impact on workplace culture, employee engagement, and retention. During this hands-on, interactive session learn from master communicator, Dr. Kevin Jenkins who will show you how to lead your team through these difficult, but necessary, conversations so that each person can start to contribute toward building inclusive workplaces right down to the core.

1:15 p.m. Adjourn

May 13, 2021

12:00 noon

The Impact of COVID-19 and the Outlook for the Future

Ian Morrison, PhD, Health Care Futurist and Author

Leading futurist Ian Morrison, PhD, will review key trends affecting politics, policy, economics and the strategic response of healthcare stakeholders nationally to the COVID-19 crisis. A series of seven scenarios of how the health system may evolve will be shared with the implications for hospitals and other health care stakeholders identified.

1:00 p.m. Adjourn

Continuing Education

ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-ACHE)

HAP is authorized to award 5.25 hours of pre-approved ACHE qualified education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE qualified education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Certified Public Accountants (CPE)

This program has been approved by the State Board of Accountancy for 2.25 continuing education credits in the areas of management and professional skills development. Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will be reduced.

About this Event

HAP’s annual Leadership Summit provides quality networking and education for more than 150 hospital leaders, health care policymakers, elected officials, and peers. The conference blends coverage of trend updates with education and best practices, addressing the issues that matter most to hospitals.

This annual event is attended by more than 100 administrative and executive staff from hospitals and health systems, including CEOs, COOs, CFOs, physician and nurse leaders, administrators, government relations officers, and trustees. 

Don't miss this exceptional event!


Registration fee is per person and includes an all-access pass to the virtual platform as well as the handout materials.

Credit card payment is required at time of online registration.

HAP Member Rate (until April 1)—$100

HAP Member Rate (after April 1)—$199

HAP Associate Member Rate—$199

HAP Non-member Rate—$449


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of HAP’s signature events places your organization front and center with health care safety and quality leaders from around the state. Be a part of this annual educational conference. Learn more about HAP's sponsorship opportunities.