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Event Details

2018 HAP Leadership Summit


Dates: May 21-22, 2018

Location: Harrisburg Hilton

Registration Deadline: May 14, 2018

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 Monday, May 21, with a preconference workshop about the opioid crisis, followed by a networking reception and dinner. The event will end on Tuesday, May 22, with an awards lunch and motivational speaker. 



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Conference Sponsors

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 the full sponsorship package click here.

Who Should Attend

Hospital and health system executives including CEOs, CFOs, CNOs, CMOs, COOs, CQOs, Government Relations leaders and their teams should make plans to attend to share your voice in the issues affecting the delivery of health services in Pennsylvania.


The brochure is now available. Click here to download it. 


Monday, May 21, 2018
12:30 p.m.           Conference Registration
1:00 p.m.             Opioid Workshop
4:30 p.m.             Adjourn
4:30 p.m.             Conference Registration
5:30 p.m.             Networking Reception and Sponsor Exhibits
7:00 p.m.             Dinner and Speaker
                            Charlie Cook, Founder of the Cook Political Report

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

7:30 a.m.              Networking Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.              Welcome
8:35 a.m.              Insider’s Look at Washington DC and Federal Political Update
                             Richard J. (Rick) Pollack, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Hospital Association
9:25 a.m.              Insider’s Look at Pennsylvania and State Political Update
                             Andy Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of  Pennsylvania
9:55 a.m.              Break
10:15 a.m.            The Disruptors: How Amazon, Google & Apple Plan To Change the Face of Healthcare
Ron Galloway, Director of the films why Wal-Mart works and rethinking PowerPoint
11:15 a.m.            Break
11:25 a.m.            Pardon the Interruption: A Rapid-Fire CEO Panel on Advancing Healthcare in Pennsylvania
                             Moderator: Estelle Richman
                             Daniel J. Hilferty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independence Blue Cross
                             Diane Holder, President and Chief Executive Officer, UPMC Health Plan
                             Ralph Muller, Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Healthsystem

12:30 p.m.            Awards Luncheon and Closing Speaker
                             Ben Nemtin, author, co-star of MTV’s The Buried Life 
2:30 p.m.              Adjourn

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 21, 2018. The rate is $179, plus tax (single/double) and is subject to availability after Thursday, April 19, 2018. For reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). Callers need to provide  the code “SHIPL” to access the special rate of $179. Individual reservations not canceled by 4:00 p.m. 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 Harrsibrug'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 early bird rate (until April 1) - $299 

HAP member rate (after April 1) - $349 per person rate 

HAP nonmember rate - $549 

*Space is limited. 

Registration Deadline – May 14, 2018.

Substitutions & Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be granted for written cancellation requests received or processed online by May 14. Cancellations over the phone will not be accepted. No refunds will be granted after May 14. 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, a list of overnight lodging, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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