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About MHA

The Maryland Hospital Association’s membership is composed of community, teaching and specialty hospitals and health systems. 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

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Commitment to Equity

The evidence is indisputable: racism—overt, implicit, and structural—has had catastrophic consequences impacting health and life expectancy for generations. MHA supports its members’ work to advance health equity and combat disparities. To dismantle racism and its very real, incapacitating effects, MHA commits to racial equity in Maryland hospitals and leans on its mission, “To advance health care across our state and the health of all Marylanders.”

Introduction to MHA

Login to read the Maryland Hospital Association 101: An Introduction for New Leaders guide for an overview of how MHA supports Maryland’s hospitals and health systems.

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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.

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