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, and long-term care facilities.

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


MHA will be Maryland’s most effective advocate for improving health care across our state and the health of all Marylanders


MHA serves Maryland’s hospitals and health systems through collective action to shape policies, practices, financing and performance to advance health care and the health of all Marylanders


Leadership, Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Resourcefulness, Service, Compassion


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.