News Releases, Reports, and Resources for Media

HAP is committed to being the leading voice for health care in Pennsylvania, and can provide members of the media with subject-matter expertise related to a wide variety of health care topics. 

In addition to the full collection of news releases and statements, reporters also can access background information and policy positions in:

Latest HAP News Releases and Statements

May 07, 2020

News Release: HAP Statement: Governor’s Medical Liability Executive Order Should Protect Hospitals

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order to provide medical liability protections for health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis. The order protects individual, licensed medical providers—including physicians, nurses, and other health care workers—from lawsuits that arise from providing emergency services related to COVID-19. The order does not extend to Pennsylvania’s hospitals.

May 05, 2020

News Release: New Forum Outlines Hospital Efforts to Safely Resume Scheduled Services

As parts of Pennsylvania start to ease some of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts, health care providers have begun the gradual process of resuming scheduled services. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has released a virtual forum about the ways hospitals are helping patients access the care they need in a safe, careful manner.