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PA Hospital Association to Continue Leading Hospital Quality Project

September 30, 2015

News Release: HAP has been selected as one of 17 national, regional, or state hospital associations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Play Major Role in Reducing Health Care-Associated Infections

September 25, 2015

News Release: Pennsylvania health care-associated infections (HAI) and related costs have declined significantly during recent years, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).

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HAP Announces 2015 Achievement Award Winners

July 24, 2015

News Release: Pennsylvania hospitals are constantly working and challenging themselves to adopt forward-thinking processes and care models in order to provide the best possible quality of care and patient experience.

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HAP Commends House and Senate Republicans for Supporting PA Hospitals, Future of Health Care Delivery

June 30, 2015

News Release: Following the passage of the state budget by both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, HAP President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Carter issued the following statement.

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HAP Hires Senior Director, Health Care Finance Policy

June 29, 2015

News Release: Effective today, Kathryn Slatt begins her role as senior director, health care finance policy, at HAP.

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HAP, Hospital Community Supports Supreme Court Subsidies Ruling

June 25, 2015

News Release: HAP President and CEO Andy Carter issued the following statement after the long-awaited U.S. Supreme Court King v. Burwell decision, ruling in favor of subsidies.

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Pledge to Improve Consumer Financial Communications

June 22, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) announced a new statewide initiative to improve hospital–patient financial interactions.

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PA Hospitals Make Statewide Progress in Reducing Readmissions

June 17, 2015

News Release: Pennsylvania hospital readmission rates for the same condition for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF) have significantly declined during recent years, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

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Association’s New Senior Leaders Take on Important Business and Policy Roles

June 16, 2015

News Release: HAP’s Tina Latin-True promoted to senior vice president, business development and operations; Jeffrey Bechtel hired as senior vice president, health economics and policy.

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State Hospital Leaders Go to Bat for Drug Discounts for Poor

June 12, 2015

News Release: State hospital association leaders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, and Michigan are taking steps to protect a federal drug discount program that helps the poor.

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PA Hospital Association Honored for Commitment to Quality

June 10, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) was one of two U.S. state hospital associations nationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.

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2015 HAP Hospital Quality Report Shows Statewide Improvements

June 03, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today released its 2015 hospital quality and patient safety report, Pennsylvania Hospital Quality: Achieving More Together.

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HAP Hires Courtney Stoner as Director, Business Development

June 01, 2015

News Release: Effective today, Courtney Stoner begins her role as director, business development at The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

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Pa Hospitals Put Communities First, Provide More Charitable Benefits And Investments

May 27, 2015

News Release: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today released its analysis about hospital charitable community benefit and investment. During 2013, Pennsylvania non-profit hospitals provided $6.5 billion in free or subsidized health care, medical education and research, and community improvement—$700 million more than during 2012.

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New PHC4 Report Shows Erosion in Already Thin PA Hospital Margins

May 21, 2015

News Release: During 2014, the average total margin for general acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania decreased from more than 6 percent to 5.70 percent, according to a new report and news release from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). Operating margins saw similar declines.

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