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HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: UPMC Pinnacle

July 17, 2019

Heart failure is a common condition in the United States, and one that is associated with high mortality and costs. UPMC Pinnacle for improving the care coordination and outcomes for heart failure patients through an award-winning project. 

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Legislation Increasing Funds for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Passes State House

April 19, 2019

Earlier this week, Pennsylvania’s House of Representative unanimously approved House Bill 30, which calls for an increase in the voluntary contributions for biennial vehicle registrations from $3 to $6 to The Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Trust Fund.

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HAP Encourages Conversations about End-of-Life Care Today and Every Day

April 16, 2019

April 16 has been designated as National Healthcare Decisions Day in an effort to educate and empower individuals and providers about the importance of advance care planning. HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals encourage individuals to use this day as an opportunity to discuss end-of-life care preferences. 

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April is National Donate Life Month; PA Hospitals Encourage Organ Donation Awareness and Designations

April 01, 2019

April has been designated as National Donate Life Month in an effort to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

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PA Hospitals Encouraged to Submit Innovative Programs to 2019 HAP Achievement Awards

January 23, 2019

It’s no secret that Pennsylvania’s health care landscape is changing at an increasingly rapid pace and its hospitals and health systems are rising to that challenge through innovative programs to improve the quality of care, patient experience, and technology to meet the needs of the communities they serve. HAP members are encouraged to review the 2019 Achievement Awards Call for Entries and submit their innovative patient-centered initiatives that improve health care quality and efficiency and the health of their communities by March 1.

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News Release: SEPA Hospitals, Health Systems Honored at HAP’s Southeast Connect

November 05, 2018

News Release:  Five southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems were recognized Friday for their work to provide exceptional care to the region’s patients and families.

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Pennsylvania Hospitals Answer the Call to Support Organ Donation

September 14, 2018

According to a recent Associated Press report, individuals who receive a kidney or part of a liver from a living donor not only cut years off their wait for a transplant, but those organs also tend to survive longer. Yet, living donors make up a fraction of transplants, and their numbers have plateaued amid barriers that can block otherwise-willing people from giving.

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Joint News Release: Record Outcomes for 2018 HAP Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge

September 07, 2018

Joint News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today announced the top hospitals and health systems of the 2018 HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge.

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PA Hospitals Recognized by HRSA for Organ Donation Efforts

July 26, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign recognized more than 1,200 hospitals and transplant centers across the nation for their efforts to promote organ donation awareness and registration between October 2017 and April 2018.

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Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Caring Way Receive Circle of Life Award®

July 10, 2018

Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Caring Way received national recognition today for its end-of-life and palliative care innovations. Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Caring Way was honored by the American Hospital Association with the prestigious Circle of Life Award®.

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Study Shows More Engagement Results in Positive Health Outcomes

May 29, 2018

When patients and their families understand and engage in their health care, they have better outcomes and a more positive experience. A recently published JAMA Network study found that when patients and health care providers were primed for a conversation about a patient’s treatment plan, the chance that a goals-of-care conversation occurred was higher.

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HAP Encourages Conversations about End-of-Life Care Today and Every Day

April 16, 2018

April 16–22 is a week devoted to discussing end-of-life care. During National Healthcare Decisions Day, HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals encourage individuals to use this day as an opportunity to discuss end-of-life care preferences.

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PA Hospitals Raise Awareness for Organ, Tissue Donation during Donate Life Blue and Green Day

April 13, 2018

Today, hospitals across the country are joining in the celebration of National Donate Life Blue and Green Day, in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donations.

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News Release: PA Hospitals Kick off National Donate Life Month with Hospital Challenge

April 05, 2018

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is proud to again partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the state’s two organ procurement organizations—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and the Gift of Life Donor Program—to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.

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Joint News Release: HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge Top Performers, Designations Announced

November 01, 2017

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today announced the top hospitals and health systems of the 2017 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge.

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