MHA Membership

Membership in MHA is an investment in your organization, your community and in the health of all Missourians. MHA provides a forum for health care professionals to work together to voice a unified message. MHA has four types of membership, and dues vary with each membership category. MHA’s membership year is January 1 through December 31.

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Click here for a list of member hospitals. Extension campuses are italicized.

  • Institutional
  • Non-MO District
  • Associate
  • Individual

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Institutional membership is available to hospitals that provide diagnosis or treatment of persons. There are two types of institutional memberships.

Category 1

Category 1 institutional membership covers all Missouri hospitals. It is composed of three specific types.

  • Type A — General and specialty hospitals licensed or eligible for state licensure as hospitals, which primarily provide care for persons who normally require a relatively short period of hospitalization.
  • Type B — Hospitals owned or operated by the U.S. government located in Missouri and in states adjacent to Missouri or owned or operated by Missouri state government that do not or cannot qualify for membership under Type A.
  • Type C — Hospitals in states adjacent to Missouri that pay full institutional dues.

Category 2

Category 2 institutional membership covers all organizations that are in the process of constructing a new hospital.

Privileges for Institutional Members

  • advocacy and representation in the Missouri legislature
  • access to a series of educational seminars throughout the state, including MHA's annual convention and trade show for all organization employees
  • access to the members-only section of MHAnet
  • networking opportunities through district council meetings and conventions
  • publications consisting of MHA Today and Today’s Headlines
  • status as a voting member of the association

Membership Application

MHA Member Hospitals

MHA divides the state into six districts. Each district elects from their membership a president and president-elect. In addition they elect one of their members to the MHA Board of Trustees.

Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council

As a regional office of The Alliance, the Kansas City Metropolitan Healthcare Council serves the members of the Kansas and Missouri hospital associations in the metropolitan bistate area of Kansas City. KCMHC’s primary goals are local representation and advocacy for member hospitals, increased public awareness and media communication, and networking for joint community projects.

St. Louis Metropolitan Hospital Council

The St. Louis Metropolitan Hospital Council was established in January 1995 as a regional office of MHA to serve member hospitals in the bistate metropolitan area of St. Louis. Guided by member input, SLMHC's primary goals are local representation and advocacy for member hospitals, increased public relations and media communication, and networking for joint community projects.


NON-MISSOURI DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP

Hospitals located in states adjacent to Missouri may become members of one of MHA’s district councils. The association is divided into six geographic districts that allow for equal representation and advocacy. The choice of district will be determined by geographic location and political appropriateness. District membership must be approved by the MHA Board of Trustees. Membership in a district council shall not be contingent upon membership in MHA, but such district council membership shall be subject to the policies of the district that the hospital joins, including dues, which may be established by the MHA board.

Privileges for District Members

  • publications consisting of MHA Today and Today’s Headlines
  • access to the members-only section of MHA's website, MHAnet
  • networking opportunities through district council meetings and conventions
  • access to a series of educational seminars throughout the state, including the MHA's annual convention and trade show for all organization employees

Membership Application

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate membership is available to organizations whose purpose and objectives are complementary to and not in conflict with MHA's purpose and objectives. Associate members must be approved by the MHA Board of Trustees. Organizations holding associate memberships are nonvoting members.

Privileges for Associate Members

  • access to the members-only section of MHA's website, MHAnet
  • publications consisting of MHA Today and Today’s Headlines
  • reduced rate for MHA's annual convention and trade show in November

Associate membership is on a calendar year basis. Annual dues are $2,050 and will be prorated the first year.

Membership Application

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

Individual membership is available, and applicants are approved by the MHA president. Those holding individual memberships are nonvoting members.

Privileges for Individual Members

  • access to the members-only section of MHA's website, MHAnet
  • publications consisting of MHA Today and Today’s Headlines
  • reduced rate for MHA's annual convention and trade show in November

Annual Dues: $150

Membership Application