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June 29, 2021

Chris Daley Joins HAP as Vice President, Strategic Communications

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the leading voice for the health and well-being of Pennsylvanians, has hired communications veteran Chris Daley as its vice president of strategic communications. In the senior leadership role, Daley will lead HAP’s communications and public affairs team responsible for media relations, social media strategies, HealthyMePA (HAP’s digital community), member publications, as well as all other association communications services and activities.

June 28, 2021

PA Mask Mandate Lifted Today

The commonwealth’s statewide masking order was lifted today, but individuals should continue to follow public health guidance when required by health care providers, businesses, and other entities, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said.

June 26, 2021

News Release: State Budget Includes Key HAP Advocacy Items But Leaves Out PA Heroes Act

Harrisburg, PA – The General Assembly today passed the state’s $39.78 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021–2022 budget, and the Governor is expected to sign the budget legislation. Included in the budget were some of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) key advocacy items, but it left out the Health Care Heroes and Public Health Preparedness Act (“PA Heroes Act”).

June 25, 2021

Legislators on Track to Finalize State Budget by Weekend

The Pennsylvania General Assembly today advanced a nearly $40 billion budget proposal for 2021–2022 that leaves about $5 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funding unspent and sets aside another $2.5 billion to ward off future tax increases, state lawmakers said today.

June 25, 2021

HAP through the Years: 1960–1970

During 2021, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) proudly marks its centennial with a look back at 100 years of milestones, advocacy, and support for Pennsylvania’s hospitals. This week, HAP provides a look at health care during the 1960s, a decade that saw the founding of the Medicare and the transformation of America’s health care system.