Department of Health: Hospital and Healthsystem Preparedness

Joint Hearing

 Senate Health and Human Services
and
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Hearing Room #1 North Office Building

 

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance by Chairman Vulakovich

Welcome & Introductions
*Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chair
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

*Senator Jay Costa, Democrat Chair
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

*Senator Lisa Baker, Chair
Senate Health & Human Services Committee

*Senator Judith Schwank, Democrat Chair
Senate Health & Human Services Committee

Hearing on the Department of Health:  Hospital and Healthsystem Preparedness

9:10 a.m.
Ray Barishansky, Deputy Secretary for Health Planning & Assessment PA Department of Health

9:30 a.m.
Richard Flinn, Jr., Director (Invited) PA Emergency Management Agency

9:50 a.m.
Tom Grace, Vice President for Emergency Preparedness Hospital Association of PA – Attachment

10:10 a.m.
Matthew Linse, Emergency Services Liaison (Invited) Saint Vincent Hospital/Allegheny Health Network Northwest PA Health Care Coalition

Adjournment

PA Regional Task Forces (Map)

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing

Senate Aging and Youth, Senate Health and Human Services, Senate Appropriations, Senate Intergovernmental Committees and Senate Philadelphia Delegation

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

May 18, 2017

Plumbers Local 690 Union Hall
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

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Agenda

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks 

  • Committee Chairs 

12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel I – Public Health 

  • Michelle Williams – Senior Managing Director of Integrated Health Services, Philadelphia Public Health Management Corporation
  • Dr. Maria Daly – Program Manager, Rittenhouse Women’s Health Center
  • Matthew Thomer – Consumer of Department of Health-funded services, Tourette Syndrome Alliance 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Panel II – Addiction Treatment Services 

  • Michael Harle – President/CEO, Gaudenzia, Inc.
  • Mel Wells – President, One Day at a Time
  • Roland Lamb – Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, City of Philadelphia           

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Panel III – HCBS for Individuals with Disabilities Under 60

  • Nicole Pruitt – Program Director, Inglis Adult Day Program; Secretary, PA Association of Adult Day Service Providers; Member, Long Term Care Council
  • Nancy Salandra – Director of Independent Living Services, Liberty Resources

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Panel IV – Aging Advocacy

  • Pamela Walz, Esq. – Co-Director of the Aging and Disabilities Unit, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Diane Menio – Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE); Member, Long Term Care Council
  • Hechie Zinman – Chair of the Board of Directors, LGBT Elder Initiative; Member, Long Term Care Council

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panel V – Aging Services

  • Renee Cunningham – Associate Director, Center in the Park; Board Member, PA Association of Senior Centers
  • Holly Lange – President/CEO, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing of Senate

Aging and Youth
Appropriations
Health and Human Services
and
Intergovernmental Operations Committees

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

May 1, 2017, 11 am

University of Pittsburgh
Parking Map

 

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks

  • Committee Chairs

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Panel I

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel II

  • Roy Afflerbach, Principal, The Afflerbach Group, LLC
  • Krista Geer, Executive Director, Active Aging, Inc.
  • Julian Gray, Esquire, Julian Gray Associates Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Combined Testimony
  • Carol Sikov Gross, Esquire, Sikov & Love, P.A. Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys – Combined Testimony
  • Art DiLoreto, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel III

  • Dave Black, President/CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Economic Development Corporation
  • Rick Russell, Senior Advisor, State Street Advisors

Combined Testimony of Dave Black and Rick Russell

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Panel IV

  • Sarah Kirkle, Review Director, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Panel V

  • Zach Shamberg, Dir. Of Advocacy & Leg. Affairs Pennsylvania Health Care Association
  • Ron Barth, President & CEO, LeadingAge PA

1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Panel VI

  • Elizabeth Mulvaney, Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging – Combined Testimony
  • Kimberly Pirilla-Scalise, Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging – Combined Testimony
  • Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager, American Association of Retired Persons
  • Estella Hyde, Pennsylvania Council on Aging

2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Panel VII

  • David Cottington, Business Operations Manager, BeHome Partners, Inc. Member Pennsylvania Homecare Association
  • Brenda Dare, Independent Living Supervisor, TRIPIL

2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Panel VIII

  • Cheryl Andrews, Executive Director, Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission

2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Panel IX

  • Nancy Kukovich, CEO, Adelphoi

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

Joint Hearing of Senate

Aging and Youth
Appropriations
Health and Human Services
and
Intergovernmental Operations Committees

Examining the Proposed Consolidation of the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health, and Human Services

April 13, 2017, 11 am to 3 pm

Reading Hospital Conference Center

 

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Committee Chairs

11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Panel I

Mary Kay Bernosky, CEO
Safe Berks

Constance Morrison, President and CEO
Berks Visiting Nurses

11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Panel II

Edward B. Michalik, Executive Director
Berks County Area Agency on Aging

John R. Morahan, President and CEO
Penn State Health St. Joseph

12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Panel III

Richard Edley, President and CEO
Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association

Jim Bobeck, President and CEO
Step by Step, Inc.

12:25 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Panel IV

Senator Gene Yaw
23rd Senatorial District
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Panel V          

Richard Conaboy, CEO
Clearbrook Treatment Centers

Michael Donahue, Executive Director
Wyoming County Human Services

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Panel VI

George J. Vogel, Jr., Executive Director
Council on Chemical Abuse

Brett Lechleitner, President
PA Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Regional Director, Acadia Healthcare

BK McDonough, Government Affairs Specialist
Caron Treatment Centers

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. 
Panel VII

Brinda Penyak, Deputy Director
County Commissioners Association of PA

Cheri Rinehart, CEO
PA Association of Community Health Centers

Bridgette McGivern, CEO
Community Health and Dental Care

Christian Leinbach, Chair
Berks County Board of Commissioners

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel VIII

Rick Seipp, President
PA Association of Chain Drug Stores
Vice President of Pharmacy, Weis Markets

Eric Esterbrook, Past President
PA Pharmacists Association
Owner, Esterbrook Pharmacy

Joint Testimony | Attachment

Senate Committees to Examine Consolidation Proposal

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
3/27/2017 
Senate Committees to Examine Consolidation Proposal

HARRISBURG – The Senate will hold the first of a series of public hearings looking into the Wolf Administration’s proposal to consolidate the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs. This is a major element of the proposed state budget, and will affect countless agencies and individuals across Pennsylvania.

WHO:
Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Majority Chair
Senator Judy Schwank (D-11), Minority Chair                      

Senate Aging and Youth Committee
Senator Michele Brooks (R-50), Majority Chair
Senator Art Haywood (D-4), Minority Chair

Intergovernmental Operations Committee
Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Majority Chair
Senator Anthony Williams (D-8), Minority Chair

Senate Appropriations Committee – Health and Human Services Subcommittee
Senator Pat Browne (R-16), Majority Chair
Senator Vince Hughes (D-7), Minority Chair

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

WHERE:
North Office Building, Hearing Room 1-2, Harrisburg

Among those invited to provide testimony are Budget Secretary Randy Albright, Policy and Planning Secretary Sarah Galbally, Administration Secretary Sharon Minnich, Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, Drug and Alcohol Programs Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, and representatives of McKinsey&Company, the consulting firm hired by the Wolf Administration to identify operational efficiencies, cost savings, and revenue enhancements.

CONTACTS:

Senator Baker:  Andrew Seder, (570) 226-5960, aseder@pasen.gov        
Senator Bartolotta:  Katrina Anderson, (717) 787-1463, kanderson@pasen.gov                                                    
Senator Brooks:  Diane McNaughton, (717) 783-1244, dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov
Senator Browne:  Matt Moyer, (717) 787-1349, mmoyer@pasen.gov                  
Senator Haywood:  Michelle Welk, (215) 242-8171, mwelk@pasenate.com
Senator Hughes:  Elizabeth Rementer, (717) 787-3378, erementer@pasenate.com
Senator Schwank:  Jamie Klein, (610) 929-2151, jklein@pasenate.com
Senator Williams:  Sabrina Hall, (215) 492-2980, shall@pasenate.com

Impact on the Commonwealth on the consolidation of the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug and Alcohol Programs

JOINT HEARING

Senate Aging & Youth Committee

AND Senate Health & Human Services Committee

AND Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee

AND Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1 pm

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1

Impact on the Commonwealth on the consolidation of the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging and Drug & Alcohol Programs

 

Agency Implications

 

Fiscal, Policy, and Personnel Considerations

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.       Opening Remarks

  • Committee Chairs

1:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.       Panel I – Agency Implications:

Testimony

  • Ted Dallas, Secretary of Human Services
  • Karen Murphy, Secretary of Health
  • Teresa Osborne, Secretary of Aging
  • Jennifer Smith, Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol

Programs

  • Rachel Levine, Physician General

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Panel II – Fiscal, Policy, and Personnel Considerations:

  • Randy Albright, Secretary of the Budget
  • Sarah Galbally, Secretary of Policy and Planning
  • Sharon Minnich, Secretary of Administration