Affiliates and Allies

MHA's Corporate Affiliate Membership Program

If your organization conducts business with Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) member hospitals and health systems, MHA’s Corporate Affiliate Membership Program is a great way to demonstrate support for the hospital community and shows your organization is interested in partnering actively with MHA and its members. As a Corporate Affiliate Member, you and your organization are kept abreast of the changing issues and challenges hospitals in Maryland, and across the country, face along with the opportunity to network with health care leaders.

MHA Corporate Affiliate Members have contact with hospital executives and staff members through meetings, conference calls, and events such as MHA’s Annual Membership Meeting.

Corporate Affiliate Membership is available to organizations with a purpose and objective complementary and supportive of MHA's mission and values.  Interested organizations are asked to complete the application found in our Corporate Affiliate Membership Program materials below.

Questions? Contact Kathy Gotwalt.

Corporate Affiliate Membership Fee

The annual Corporate Affiliate Membership fee is $2,500 and is renewed July 1 of each year.


MHA's allies go beyond advocacy to assure better patient care in Maryland and around the world.

Maryland Healthcare Education Institute
The Maryland Healthcare Education Institute (MHEI) offers education programs around the state, and on a contractual basis with specific organizations concentrating on management and leadership issues. The institute also provides a variety of consulting services, ranging from board assessments to preparation for the Joint Commission surveys. In addition,, an online learning service for hospitals and health systems, is offered through MHEI in cooperation with 30 other state hospital associations and the American Hospital Association.

Prime, MHA’s shared services/group purchasing subsidiary, serves members throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Prime’s portfolio is composed of regional and highly competitive national agreements through its affiliation with MedAssets. With hundreds of agreements in place and billions in annual buying power through MedAssets, Prime represents substantial market power. By offering solutions to challenges that occur within institutions supply chain and revenue cycle, the program delivers real results that control costs, improve margins and cash flow, improve access to capital, optimized operational efficiency and increase regulatory compliance.

Chespeake Registry Program
The Chesapeake Registry Program (“Registry”) was established by Prime and the Maryland Hospital Association to assist health care facilities with their supplemental staffing needs. The Registry contracts with selected nursing and allied health agencies to provide Participating Institutions with quality-oriented supplemental staff for per diem assignments and contract assignments.

MHAPAC Maryland Hospital Association Political Action Committee
The MHAPAC Maryland Hospital Association Political Action Committee is the political action committee of MHA, created to provide a nonpartisan vehicle for voluntary contributions from health care leaders. Its purpose is to support issues advocacy, participate in the democratic process, and sponsor public education and debate on important and emerging health issues. The ultimate goal of MHAPAC activities is to foster improvements in health care for the citizens of Maryland. These activities may include direct financial support to political candidates who have demonstrated concern and commitment to health issues, and to forums that bring together public policymakers and health care providers to discuss problems and explore solutions.