About MHA

MHA is the advocate for Maryland's hospitals, health systems, communities, and patients before legislative and regulatory bodies.

MHA's membership is composed of community and teaching hospitals, health systems, specialty hospitals, veterans hospitals, and long-term care facilities. 

Allied with the American Hospital Association, MHA is an independent organization headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland.

Vision

To be the lead association shaping health policy, health care, and health in Maryland.

Mission

Help Maryland hospitals and health systems serve their communities by providing them leadership, advocacy, education, and innovative programs and services.

Values

Leadership
Excellence
Integrity
Innovation
Collaboration
Resourcefulness
Service
Compassion

History

Volunteer leaders governing hospitals, along with their executive management and medical staff leaders founded the Maryland Hospital Association in 1970.  The association was created as a forum for cooperation and communication among the state's major health care providers.