Meghan McClelland, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Operations

Meghan McClelland

Meghan McClelland is the chief operating officer and senior vice president of operations for the Maryland Hospital Association leading association-wide strategy and operations.

With 20 years of association and health care experience, Meghan directs and develops policy for issues such as health equity, diversity, and inclusion, and emergency preparedness. She oversees MHA’s Political Action Committee and the for-profit entity MHA Prime, which provides group purchasing for many of the state’s hospitals and health systems.

Meghan steers all MHA business functions with direct responsibility for strategic planning, governance, finance, budgets, human resources, membership, issues management, information technology, office management, and facilities.

During her time with MHA, Meghan has guided the sale of two for-profit entities (Chesapeake Registry Program and the Quality Indicator Project to Press Ganey in 2010), revitalization of MHA’s PAC campaigns, change management processes through two CEO transitions, and project management for the Association’s work under the Maryland CMMI Medicare demonstration project.

Meghan steered Maryland hospitals through their successful response to COVID-19. She leads MHA’s COVID-19 work, negotiating and partnering with state agencies and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to ensure hospitals have the support and resources needed to respond to the pandemic. And she guides the Association’s Hospital Preparedness Program, serving as critical liaison between hospitals’ emergency preparedness leads and MDH.

Meghan has a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University.