Public hearing on challenges surrounding rural health care

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 1 p.m.

Anthony M. Lombardi Education Ctr.
Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hosp.
1163 Ctry. Club Rd
Monongahela, PA


1:00      Opening Remarks
Senator Dan Laughlin, Majority Policy Chair

Overview of Rural Health Care in PA

Steven Fontaine, CEO, Penn Highlands Healthcare – Testimony
Kyle Kopko, Executive Director, Center for Rural PA – Testimony, Appendix
Dr. David Mitchell, Commonwealth Foundation and Ball State University – Testimony

Secure Affordable Care

Dr. Elizabeth Piccone, President, UPMC Horizon and UPMC Jameson – Testimony
Nicole Stallings, President & CEO, The Hospital + Healthsystem Association of PA – Testimony
Dr. David Csikos, Medical Society

Ensure and Improve Access

Tim Giebel, Executive Director, Crawford Area Transportation Authority – Testimony
Amanda Laskoskie, President, PA Coalition of Nurse Practitioners – Testimony
Geoff Gehring, Vice President, Redstone Presbyterian Seniorcare – Testimony

2:50      Closing Remarks

Senator Dan Laughlin
Committee Members

Additional Testimony

PA Society of Physicians – Testimony, Appendix 1, Appendix 2

Back to Top