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PA Hospitals Showcase Life-Changing, Innovative Health Initiatives

May 13, 2015

News Release: As part of National Hospital Week (May 10–16), the House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), today hosted an informational briefing in Harrisburg about Pennsylvania hospitals’ initiatives to improve the health of their communities.

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Former Geisinger Health System CEO Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, Earns National Innovation Award

May 08, 2015

News Release: HAP is pleased to announce that a recipient of the national Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award is one who has dedicated much of his work to the betterment of health care delivery in the commonwealth.

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Staffing Flexibility Critical in New Health Care Delivery Models

May 06, 2015

News Release: HAP President and CEO Andy Carter issued the following statement following an SEIU news conference calling for nurse-to-patient ratios.

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PA Hospitals Economic Contributions Jump Six Percent to $111 Billion

April 30, 2015

News Release: All hospitals—nonprofit and investor-owned combined—contributed more than $111 billion to local and state economies during 2014, an increase of almost $7 billion from 2013, according to new information released today by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania.

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Hospitals Contribute $34.4B to SE PA Economy, Support 1 in 11 Jobs

April 30, 2015

News Release: Hospitals’ contributions to the economy of southeastern Pennsylvania increased by nearly $4 billion (13%) from $30.5 billion during 2013 to more than $34.4 billion during 2014, according to new information released today by the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (DVHC of HAP).

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HAP Appoints Phillip Burrell as Director of Health Market Research

March 30, 2015

News Release: HAP has appointed Phillip M. Burrell as director, health market research, effective today.

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HAP Recognizes PA Hospitals for Quality, Patient Safety Improvements

March 11, 2015

News Release: HAP's clinical quality team, which served as the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN) under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Partnership for Patients program, acknowledged hospitals and other health care entities for their important quality and patient safety work.

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First-Ever Report on Pediatric Heart Surgery: Helps Parents of Children Born with Heart Defects, Advances Health Care Transparency

February 26, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) applauds the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council on the release of its Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Report, the first public report on pediatric heart surgery outcomes to be released in the U.S.

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HAP Hires Norris Benns, Jr., as Vice President, Insurance and Managed Care

February 23, 2015

News Release: Effective today, Norris Benns, Jr., begins his role as vice president, insurance and managed care at the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). DVHC of HAP serves the hospital and health care community in the five-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania and is located in Philadelphia.

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PA Hospitals Address Super-Utilizers Through Innovative Programs to Improve Care Quality and Reduce Costs

February 19, 2015

News Release: New research from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) shows that super-utilizers—hospital patients with five or more hospital inpatient admissions—accounted for a disproportionate amount of health care resources during 2014.

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HAP Hires Jamie Buchenauer as Vice President, Regulatory Advocacy

February 16, 2015

News Release: Effective today, Jamie Buchenauer begins her role as vice president, regulatory advocacy, at The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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