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Missouri Hospital Association

About MHA

Since 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.


To create an environment that enables member hospitals and health care systems to improve the health of their patients and communities.

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Hospitals and health care systems that fulfill their missions, improve the health of their communities and are valued throughout Missouri and the nation.

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The Missouri Hospital Association is committed to exceptional individual and organizational performance.


The Missouri Hospital Association respects the knowledge, commitment and diversity of its employees.


The Missouri Hospital Association respects the unique qualities of its members, their employees and the communities they serve.


The Missouri Hospital Association strives to understand its members’ needs and to exceed their expectations.


The Missouri Hospital Association honors the trust of its members and provides wise stewardship of their resources.

MHA’s 2021 Report of Accomplishments

Throughout 2021, hospitals have met challenges head-on, protecting and saving lives, during a period of great uncertainty. We’ve done this together. Collaboration is essential to a hospital’s mission. This report is a reminder that the connections we have with and through MHA matter.


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MHA Websites

MHA’s websites provide resources to local hospitals and the community.

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