Hospital Council Names New Vice President

Updated on September 8, 2011
Tom Aubel

Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania recently named Tom Aubel as vice president of Payer Relations and Data Management. He joins Hospital Council with 22 years of experience as a financial analyst and director of managed care.

“Tom brings a wealth of expertise in finance and managed care to Hospital Council,” said A.J.  Harper, president of Hospital Council. “We are delighted to have Tom as part of our Hospital Council staff.”

In this new position, Aubel will focus on representing members to all government and commercial payers. He will serve as Hospital Council’s primary contact for all commercial healthcare plans as well as conduct analysis on reimbursement methodologies and assist members with Medicare, Medical Assistance and regulations issued by Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare. He will also work with several Hospital Council member committees and work groups.

In addition, he will be responsible for producing Hospital Council’s long-standing financial and human resources surveys and will work with members and Hospital Council staff to produce new surveys and provide additional data to members.

This new position was created as an outcome from Hospital Council’s recently-completed strategic planning process, Harper said.

Prior to joining Hospital Council, Aubel served as director of Managed Care for Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver, Pennsylvania. He also held positions at Mercy Health System, Pyramid Health, South Hills Health System (now Jefferson Regional Health System), Advantage Health Plan and Healthamerica/Riverside Health Plan.

He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania and a bachelor of  Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania is a non-profit trade association representing more than 65 providers in a 30-county region.  Members include acute care, specialty and long-term acute care hospitals as well as long-term care providers. Hospital Council provides its members with data, information, advocacy, education and other services.

For more information visit Hospital Council’s website at

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