About MHA

MHA BuildingSince its creation in 1922, MHA has grown from 50 to more than 140 member hospitals. As a nonprofit membership association, MHA represents every acute care hospital in the state, as well as most of the federal and state hospitals and rehabilitation and psychiatric care facilities. 

Dedicated to sustaining an environment that helps hospitals serve their communities, MHA advocates for policies that improve health and health care in the state, and provides data, decision-support tools and operational resources to help hospitals and health systems deliver care. Just as our member hospitals have broadened their scope to embrace the continuum of health care services, MHA also has expanded its services to members' needs and expectations throughout its history. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its members, the association seeks to educate its members, the public and the media, as well as legislative representatives, about health care issues.

MHA’s 2018 Report of AccomplishmentsMHA Report of Accomplishments 2018

In a transforming health care environment, MHA is delivering more data, knowledge, support and services than ever before. And, that’s possible because we’re doing it as a community, together. Read this year’s report.


  • EXCELLENCE — The Missouri Hospital Association is committed to exceptional individual and organizational performance.
  • RESPECT — The Missouri Hospital Association respects the knowledge, commitment and diversity of its employees.
  • DIVERSITY — The Missouri Hospital Association respects the unique qualities of its members, their employees and the communities they serve.
  • VALUE — The Missouri Hospital Association strives to understand its members’ needs and to exceed their expectations.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY — The Missouri Hospital Association honors the trust of its members and provides wise stewardship of their resources.