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HAP Speaks about Curbing Opioid, Heroin Abuse at U.S. Senator Toomey Event

April 29, 2016

News Release: HAP voices concern that linking value-based incentives to patient satisfaction in pain management may be a factor in the opioid crisis.

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President and CEO of Aria Health Appointed as HAP Board Chair

April 27, 2016

News Release: Kathleen A. Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aria Health in Philadelphia was elected as HAP board chair during the April 26 HAP board of directors meeting.

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Robert Shipp Appointed as HAP Vice President of Population Health Strategies

April 05, 2016

News Release:  Effective March 28, Robert Shipp III, MSHSA, BSN, RN, began his role as vice president, population health strategies at HAP. Shipp will provide leadership for the development and sustainability of population health strategies. He will direct activities and policy regarding population health management, health equity, and clinical workforce.

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2016 PA Donate Life Hospital Challenge Kicked off in Harrisburg

March 16, 2016

Joint News Release:  A collaborative organ donation awareness effort of HAP, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), the Gift of Life Donor Program, and hospitals and health systems across the state, was kicked off and celebrated on March 14 in Harrisburg.

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PA Hospitals Out-Performing the Nation on Infection Prevention

March 08, 2016

News Release: Pennsylvania hospitals’ efforts to prevent infections are paying off, according to a new Health Care-acquired Infection (HAI) Progress Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Education Manager Emily Lewis Joins HAP Team

February 16, 2016

News Release:  Emily Lewis started at HAP on February 16 as the newest member of its business development and member services team. As education manager, Lewis is responsible for identifying education program topics and leading the development of program curricula.

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Data Analyst, Clinical Project Manager Join HAP Team in the New Year

February 01, 2016

News Release: Effective in January, Peter Nguyen began his role as Data Analyst at HAP. In this role, Nguyen is responsible for identifying and designing database requirements. 

Effective February 1, Jody Harclerode started at the association as the newest member of HAP’s clinical quality team. As Clinical Project Manager, Harclerode is responsible for working with HAP’s staff, members, and stakeholders and partners to successfully implement both HAP’s and the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network’s quality initiatives to collectively reduce patient harm and readmissions.


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New State Report Shows Hospitals are Significantly Improving Quality

December 16, 2015

News Release: A wide range of hospital quality improvement efforts are paying off in the form of saved lives and reductions in readmissions as documented in a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

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Jennifer Jordan Appointed as HAP Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy

December 03, 2015

News Release: Effective December 2, Jennifer Jordan began her role as vice president, regulatory advocacy, at HAP. In this senior management role, Jordan will be an integral part of the team that focuses on federal and state public policy issues that impact Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems.

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Philly Area's Top Patient Safety Initiatives for 2015 Honored

November 19, 2015

News Release: Innovative patient safety initiatives from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Doylestown Hospital were honored at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of The Hospital & Healthsystem of Pennsylvania (HAP) held on November 6, 2015, in King of Prussia, PA.

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Rep. Tom Killion Named Leader in PA Health and Health Care

November 17, 2015

News Release:  DVHC of HAP presented its 2015 Distinguished Leadership Award to Representative Tom Killion (R-District 168) in honor of his strong advocacy for hospitals, the health care community, and health care consumers in Pennsylvania.

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Online Communications Director, Quality Initiatives Project Manager Join HAP Team

November 10, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania announced the the addition of Justin Shellenberger as director, online communications, and Lisa Lesko, BSN, RN, as project manager of quality initiatives.

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HAP, Western Pennsylvania Hospitals Participate in Region’s Largest Health Care Emergency Exercise to Date

October 29, 2015

News Release: If a massive power failure were to impact the health care delivery system during one of its busiest periods, would the hospital community be able to continue providing critical services? HAP presented that scenario to approximately 50 hospitals in 18 western Pennsylvania counties during October 27–29.

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HAP Appoints Jolene Calla as Vice President of Health Care Finance & Insurance

October 15, 2015

News Release: Effective October 14, Jolene H. Calla, Esq. began her role as HAP’s vice president, health care finance and insurance.

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Take an Active Role in Understanding Your Health During Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month

October 07, 2015

News Release: October is Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month. To celebrate, HAP has shared new consumer information and tools to help individuals better understand their care.

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