Auditor General DeFoor Releases Tobacco Settlement Fund Audits for 29 Health Care Facilities in 19 Counties

July 27 2022
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Auditor General DeFoor Releases Tobacco Settlement Fund Audits for 29 Health Care Facilities in 19 Counties

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HARRISBURG – Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor today announced the release of tobacco settlement fund audits for 29 health care facilities in Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Bucks, Cambria, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Wayne and Westmoreland counties.

“Our audits ensure hospitals have documentation to support the receipt of tobacco settlement funds before receiving reimbursement for uncompensated care,” DeFoor said.

Reached in 1998, the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement settled state lawsuits brought against tobacco companies to recover costs associated with treating smoking-related illnesses. Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Settlement Act (Act 77 of 2001) allocated some of the billions of dollars in settlement funds to reimburse hospitals for providing care to uninsured patients.

The audit reports are linked below or available online at

Allegheny County

Heritage Valley Kennedy

Beaver County

Heritage Valley Beaver

Blair County

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center

Bucks County

Doylestown Hospital

Cambria County

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Centre County

Meadows Psychiatric Center

Mount Nittany Medical Center

Chester County

Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital

Cumberland County

Penn State Health Holy Spirit Hospital

Delaware County

Crozer Chester Medical Center

Mercy Catholic Medical Center

Riddle Memorial Hospital

Fayette County

Highlands Hospital and Health Center

Greene County

Washington Health System, Greene

Huntingdon County

Penn Highlands Huntingdon

Jefferson County

Punxsutawney Area Hospital

Lackawanna County

Moses Taylor Hospital

Regional Hospital of Scranton

Lehigh County

Kidspeace Hospital

Luzerne County

First Hospital of Wyoming Valley

Montgomery County

Abington Hospital

Horsham Clinic

Lansdale Hospital

Physicians Care Surgical Hospital

Philadelphia County

Friends Hospital

Magee Memorial Hospital

Nazareth Hospital

Wayne County

Wayne Memorial Hospital

Westmoreland County

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital


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