Patricia Raffaele - Vice President, Professional Services

Patricia J. Raffaele serves as the vice president, Professional Services, for Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania.

With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare advocacy and communications, she serves as the primary lobbyist and policy analyst for Hospital Council and its members. She also serves as the key spokesperson for the organization and works extensively with the media throughout the region. She is experienced with communicating messages about healthcare and healthcare policy to broadcast and print reporters on a regional, state and national level.

Ms. Raffaele focuses on developing educational programs and networking opportunities for Hospital Council members, facilitates several membership committees and forums, and works extensively with community partners to advocate on behalf of and represent Hospital Council and its members. In addition, she supports Hospital Council’s Allied Membership program.

She is a former journalist and earned her master’s of arts degree in Corporate Communications from Duquesne University where she also earned her bachelor of art’s degree in Journalism, with minors in Political Science and Business Administration.

She recently received the Joe Gilbert Award for Associaton Management from the Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives.