PT, OT, Social Work and Nursing CEs Approved for Conference

Get the latest updates on all the issues important to our industry with four concurrent session tracks on home health, hospice, private duty and general topics. 13.5 nursing CEs, 2 social work CEs, 1.25 occupational therapy CEs and 1.25 physical therapy CEs have been approved for sessions during the three-day conference, April 24-26 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Click here to view the full brochure with a list of CEs that are available for specific sessions.   

Just Added: Dynamic Keynote Speaker for Annual Conference! 

PHA is excited to announce that a fresh, dynamic speaker has been added to the line-up for the 2018 Annual Conference. Jennifer Searfoss, Esq., CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, Founder & Chief Solutions Strategist of SCG Health, will discuss the evolution of the healthcare marketplace. Her message: it doesn't have to be a bleak future. A “recovering” lawyer and federal lobbyist, Jennifer brings her experience in grassroots activism to change the health care world as we know it. Jennifer previously served as the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare. Before going behind the iron curtain, Jennifer served as the External Relations Liaison for the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Register for 2018 PHA Annual Conference

Register today for the 2018 PHA Annual Conference, April 24-26 at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh. Register online today! Or click here to download a printable version of the brochure. 


Make Your Hotel Reservation for PHA Annual Conference in April!

Book your overnight reservation at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, the site of the conference. PHA has secured a discounted rate of $165 for attendees. The deadline to secure this rate is Monday, April 2.

The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 and wraps up at noon on Thursday, April 26.

Click here to make your reservations online or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and ask for the Pennsylvania Homecare Association room block.

At the Omni, self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage, which is located across from the hotel. Rates are: $19 Monday – Friday, 6:00 am to 4:00 pm; $6 Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 a.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays and weekends. There are no in/out privileges for this lot. Valet parking is available to overnight guests at the Omni ($36 per night) and includes in/out privileges. Day valet parking is available for non-hotel guests at the following rates: 0-2 hours $15, 2-4 hours $20, 4-6 hours $25, 6-12 hours $30.

Click here for information on other parking options downtown.

Hometown Team Ready to Welcome PHA Conference Attendees to Pittsburgh in April

The PHA staff and Education Committee are in full annual conference planning mode! We are excited to announce that, this year, we have a little extra help. For the first time, PHA has assembled a Hometown Team – a dynamic group of representatives from homecare, home health and hospice member agencies based in and around Pittsburgh, the site of our 2018 Annual Conference, April 24-26. Your Hometown Team will be on hand to welcome you to their great city for the conference, make recommendations about places to see and things to do, and serve as ambassadors for both PHA and the City of Pittsburgh during the conference.

From the Duquesne Incline and PNC Park to Heinz Field and Point State Park, Pittsburgh is a truly unique city. The Hometown Team is currently hard at work and ready to spotlight the “Steel City” for conference attendees. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.

Hometown Team, first row, left to right: Diane Karcz, RN, Gallagher Home Health Services, Amy Hancock, Advantage Home Health Services. Second row, left to right: Mary Anne Foley, RN, MSN, Jewish Association on Aging, Carol Gabig-Papst, MSN, RN, UPMC Visiting Nurses Association, Jodi McKinney, Graham Healthcare Group/Celtic Healthcare, Jeff Doerfler, Community Care, Inc.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

PHA offers many great sponsorship and advertising opportunities to businesses that provide products and services to homecare, home health and hospice providers. In taking cues from the past, we are going back to basics for the 2018 Exhibit Hall! Held in the opulent grand ballroom on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn, the Exhibit Hall will feature 8-foot tables for tabletop displays by exhibitors to create a more intimate experience for connecting with our attendees.

Please note: The Exhibit Hall is currently FULL. If you would like to add your company's name to a waiting list if space becomes available, email

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Click here for a full list of the 2018 Annual Conference sponsors.