Auditor General DeFoor Releases Tobacco Settlement Fund Audits for 38 Health Care Facilities in 23 Counties

October 07 2022
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Auditor General DeFoor Releases Tobacco Settlement Fund Audits for 38 Health Care Facilities in 23 Counties

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HARRISBURG – Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor today announced the release of tobacco settlement fund audits for 38 health care facilities in Adams, Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Clinton, Crawford, Dauphin, Erie, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Tioga, Warren, Westmoreland and York 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

Adams County

Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital

Allegheny County

Alle-Kiski Medical Center

Heritage Valley Sewickley

St. Clair Memorial Hospital

UPMC St. Margaret

Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Bucks County

Grand View Hospital

St. Luke’s Hospital, Upper Bucks

Chester County

Paoli Hospital

Clinton County

UPMC Lock Haven

Crawford County

Meadville Medical Center

Dauphin County

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals

Erie County

Saint Vincent Hospital

Franklin County

Wellspan Waynesboro Hospital

Lancaster County

UPMC Lititz

Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital

Lebanon County

Wellspan Philhaven Hospital

Lehigh County

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Lehigh County

Lycoming County

UPMC Williamsport

Mercer County

Sharon Regional Medical Center

UPMC Horizon

Monroe County

Lehigh Valley Hospital Pocono

St. Luke’s Hospital, Monroe

Montgomery County

Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital

Montgomery County Emergency Services

Northampton County

St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson

Philadelphia County

American Oncologic Hospital

Fairmount Behavioral Health System

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Jefferson Health Northeast

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Schuylkill County

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Schuylkill

St. Luke’s Hospital, Miners

Tioga County

UPMC Wellsboro

Warren County

Warren General Hospital

Westmoreland County

AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital

York County

Wellspan York Hospital


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