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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.

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


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


  • 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.