Aria Health Receives 2012
HAP Achievement Award 

Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) awarded Aria’s broad social media platform in the “Community Benefit” category.

Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County, was one of 13 hospitals from the state of Pennsylvania (and one of only three from Philadelphia) that was recently awarded a 2012 Achievement Award from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).

Aria’s entry, “Raising Brand Awareness and Increasing Interactive Engagement through the Creation and Use of a Broad Social Media Platform” was recognized in the “Community Benefit” category.

"All of the programs entered are examples of the commitment hospitals and health systems make, every day, to their patients, communities, and employees," said HAP President and CEO Carolyn F. Scanlan.  "The awardees are among the most innovative and creative in the healthcare field, and we salute their accomplishments."

In October 2011, Aria launched a broad social media platform that integrates existing social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, foursquare, and Google Plus.  In addition, Aria became a regional and national pioneer by creating its own distinct social media site and online health community – YourAriaHealth.  Today, Aria has a social media following of more than 7,500 fans, followers, members, and subscribers across its multiple channels.

The 2012 HAP Achievement Award entries were evaluated by a 15-judge panel representing the public and private sectors, healthcare, and business organizations, the media, and for-profit and non-profit entities.  Details about the award winning programs are available online at http://www.haponline.org/awards/.

About Aria Health
Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County.  With three leading-edge community hospitals and a strong network of outpatient centers and primary care physicians, Aria upholds a longstanding tradition of bringing advanced medicine and personal care to the many communities it serves.


For more information call 1-877-808-ARIA (2742) or visit ARIAHEALTH.org.