Advocacy in Action

Legislators Attend Deer Meadows Veterans Library Dedication

PHA Board Member Stanley A Rynkiewicz III, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA, recently spearheaded an effort to create the Bernard Stepanski Veteran’s Library at Deer Meadows Retirement Community. Several legislators, including state Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) (left) and state Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia), participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the library, in memory of Stepanski, a World War II Army veteran who fought in the Battle of Manila in the Philippines.


PHA Board Member Meets with Women in State House

PHA Board Member Sue Heinle, President & CEO, Visiting Angels – York, met with state Rep. Kristin Hill (R-York) during the House Republican Campaign Committee’s special event for women legislators. Heinle, a supporter of HomePAC, PHA’s political action committee, often meets with local legislators to discuss the issues that are important to the homecare and hospice industry, and the people we serve. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved with HomePAC.  


State Representative Recognizes PHA Member for 5-Star Home Health Rating

State Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179) (right) recognized PHA Board Member Stanley A Rynkiewicz III, RN, MSN, WCC, DWC, CCS, NHA (left) and Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services for their 5-Star Home Health Compare Rating. Congratulations to Deer Meadows and thanks to Rep. Jason Dawkins for taking time to recognize the importance of home-based care!


PHA Member Testifies During Senate Hearing on Department Consolidation

PHA member Constance Morrison, President & CEO, Home Health Care Management, testified before a joint public hearing hearing of the Senate Aging & Youth, Health & Human Services, and Intergovernmental Operations Committees to discuss the proposed consolidation of the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging, and Drug & Alcohol Programs into a unified Department of Health and Human Services. During the hearing, she spoke with Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne (left) and Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11), minority chair of the Health and Human Services Committee (right).

Homecare Discussion with Lieutenant Governor

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC’s Administrator Stanley Rynkiewicz, a member of the PHA Board of Directors and Public Policy Committee, spoke with Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack at a recent event about home health care, changes in managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS), and the future of homecare in Pennsylvania. Lieutenant Governor Stack  congratulated Deer Meadows on its 5-Star Home Health Compare rating. 


Telling Legislators about the Importance of Bringing Care Home