About American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a 501(c)(6) national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 institutional, 600 associate, and 40,000 personal members come together to form the AHA. Through its representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members’ perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas. Complementing AHA�s national advocacy agenda for health delivery restructuring are resources to help executive leadership implement change at the community level, including customized membership services that help hospitals and other health care providers form integrated networks for patient care; research and demonstration projects on innovations in the structuring and delivery of health care services; educational programs and opportunities; data gathering and information analysis to support policy development and track trends; publications to keep members informed of national developments and trends and their impact on local communities; and professional development for health care managers in personal membership group.