HAP News Releases and Statements

March 31, 2021

HAP Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Timeline

Today, Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam announced Department of Health’s roadmap for expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. The timeline includes a phased approach to opening by April 19 eligibility to all Pennsylvanians aged 16 or older. Following the announcement, Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) released a statement.

February 17, 2021

HAP Statement on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement regarding the state Department of Health’s announcement about issues with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine supply.

February 03, 2021

HAP Statement on Governor Wolf’s State Budget Address

Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement in response to Governor Wolf’s fiscal year 2021–2022 state budget address.

January 19, 2021

HAP Statement on Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Plan’s Phase 1A

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced an expansion of the criteria for phase 1A of the state’s vaccination distribution plan. This aligns Pennsylvania’s vaccine distribution playbook with federal guidance by expanding those eligible to be vaccinated during the current phase to now total 3.5 million people. HAP president and CEO Andy Carter released a statement in response to the announcement.

December 23, 2020

New Report: PA Hospitals Support One in Nine Jobs

A new HAP report released today shows that the economic impact of Pennsylvania’s hospital community extends far beyond the four walls of each facility, including providing family-sustaining jobs and powering local businesses and suppliers. 

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