April 11, 2023 - 9:00 AM - April 12, 2023 3:00 PM

2023 Leadership Summit Register Now

Location: Hilton Harrisburg One N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Registration Deadline: April 05, 2023


HAP’s 2023 Leadership Summit is where solutions begin. We’ve redesigned our flagship event to offer more innovative solution-focused programming to get you thinking, creating, and discovering more ways to meet your patient and community needs and advance a healthier Pennsylvania.

This year’s reimagined agenda features customized learning tracks, solution centers to help redefine your communication strategies and strengthen your workforce, and new ways to interact with lawmakers and their staff. Enhanced networking opportunities feature more time for you and your peers to connect, a sponsorship solution stage to showcase new and innovative products, and fireside chats.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Download the sponsorship prospectus here. For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact HAP Education Services



9:00 AM

Leadership Summit Registration

10:00 AM

James Brexler, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Doylestown Health

10:05 AM

Advancing Health Care in Pennsylvania: Leadership Panel
Moderator: Joanne Kenen, Commonwealth Fund Journalist in-Residence, Core Faculty, Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, Assistant Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Sri Chalikonda, MD, Chief Medical Operations Officer, Allegheny Health Network
  • Roxanna Gapstur, PhD, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Wellspan Health 
  • Doug Hughes, RN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Grandview Health
  • Donald M. Yealy, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Health Services Division, UPMC; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh Physicians 

During this session, you'll get answers to questions on top issues affecting Pennsylvania's hospitals from a panel of HAP member leaders.

11:00 AM

Question and Answer Session with Joanne Kenen and Andy Carter
Joanne Kenen, Commonwealth Fund Journalist in-Residence, Core Faculty, Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, Assistant Lecturer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Andy Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

11:25 AM

Networking and Solution Stage in Exhibit Area

1:00 PM

Creating Communications Strategy: Effective Leadership, Perceptions, and Building Your Brand
Gerry Sandusky, Leadership Communications Coach

Effective communication is a mindset and a skill set of influence. Gerry Sandusky, Leadership Communication Coach, helps professionals quickly acclimate and communicate, whether it is in building your brand, changing the public perception of your hospital, storytelling, or creating an effective message that influences political change. This session is designed to help leaders and organizations develop and trust their ability to communicate a vision and a clear path to a desired outcome so others will trust and follow them.

2:15 PM

Networking Break and Visit Solutions Stage in Exhibit Area

2:30 PM

Tactical Solution Centers
These series of short, high-impact interactive learning sessions will help you solve Pennsylvania’s biggest health care challenges.

A. Leadership Solution Center
Topics include cost containment, the impact of payor models, and the intersection between quality and finance.
B. Clinical/Quality Solution Center
Topics include behavioral health, care delivery, community health and health equity.
C. Advocacy Center
Topics include HAP Engagement, answers to your burning questions from a lobbyist, and solving for a public health challenge

4:15 PM

Common Ground in Divided Government
Moderator: Laura Stevens-Kent, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and External Affairs

  • Akbar Hossain, Secretary of Policy and Planning, Shapiro Administration (invited)
  • Scott Sikorski, Legislative Director, Senator Joe Pittman, Republican Leader (invited)
  • Nena Carter, Chief of Staff, Representative Joanna McClinton, Democratic Leader (invited)

There’s so much talk about political polarization. Democrats vs. Republicans. Executive Branch vs. Legislative Branch vs. Judicial Branch. House vs. Senate. What does it really mean on a day-to-day basis for the professionals who are behind the scenes and in the trenches? Hear from a diverse panel of influential staffers from Pennsylvania’s executive and legislative branches about how they work together and how we can help them be even more effective in developing successful policies to protect and bolster high-quality health care in every part of the commonwealth.

5:15 PM

Networking Reception, Sponsor Exhibits, and Solutions Stage

6:30 PM

Dinner, Achievement Awards Celebration, and Entertainment

8:30 PM

Fireside Chats


6:15 AM

Mindfulness and Meditation Session

7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast and Solutions Stage in Exhibit Area

8:30 AM

President's Remarks
Andy Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

8:50 AM

The State of Health Care in Pennsylvania
The Honorable Josh Shapiro, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (invited)

Hear from newly elected Governor Josh Shapiro on ways we can work with the administration to increase access to high-quality care, support hard-working providers, and invest in the commonwealth’s communities.

9:20 AM

Finding Financial Stability in Health Care

It’s no secret that 2023 is anticipated to be a difficult year financially for healthcare providers. Staffing shortages, skyrocketing labor costs, continuing supply chain disruptions, inflation, rising interest rates, and volatile markets are pressuring both revenue and expenses. During this session, you’ll learn how to provide financial stability in the areas of workforce, volume and revenue, supplies and purchased services, and the physician enterprise.

10:00 AM

Networking Break and Solutions Stage in Exhibit Area

10:20 AM

Reimagining the Workforce
Lisa Walden, Co-Founder, Good Company Consulting 

Our industry's workforce has been through an unprecedented time of trauma and loss. We owe it to them to reimagine what's ahead and how to bring them through the healing process, to a better place. We are entering a new era of work, one where businesses win when leaders are compassionate, communication is empathetic, and people are prioritized. But that transformation, much like any kind of change, requires a great degree of intention and care. In this new reality, we must hire creatively thinking about how to find and hire top candidates, retain current staff, and build talent pipelines.

11:00 AM

Creating Workforce Solutions: Interactive Breakout Groups

A. Creative Staffing and Retention
B. Building Talent Pipelines
C. Price Dynamics
D. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
E. Burnout

11:30 AM

Committee Meetings and Luncheons
Lunch on Your Own


12:30 PM

Lunch and Speaker

2:00 PM


Sponsorship Opportunities

HAP is the leading statewide health care association in Pennsylvania providing advocacy, technical assistance, education, networking, and information to its members. Sponsorship of HAP’s Annual Leadership Summit places your organization front and center with decision makers from hospitals, health systems and other health care leaders across Pennsylvania. Be part of HAP’s flagship, most high profile event of the year!

Download the sponsorship prospectus here.

Continuing Education

ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-ACHE)
HAP is authorized to award a pre-determined number of pre-approved ACHE qualified education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Credit Designation for Physicians
This program is pending approval for continuing medical education credits. (CME)

Credit Designation for Nurses
This program is pending approval for continuing nursing education (CNE).

Continuing Legal Education Credit
This program is pending approval for continuing legal education (CLE) credits. 

Hotel Information

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

HAP has reserved a limited block of rooms for the evening of April 11, 2023. The rate is $189, plus tax (single/double). For reservations, call
 (717-233-6000 option 0) and provide the code: HAP23 to access the special rate of $189. 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. For directions, more information about the hotel, or area attractions, please visit the
Hilton Harrisburg’s website.

Registration Information

Leadership Summit registration fee includes program content, continuing education credit, and meal functions.

HAP Member Rate: $349 (until March 12)
HAP Associate Member Rate: $499
HAP Nonmember Rate: $699

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