Mission & Vision

The Montana Hospital Association (MHA) is the principal advocate for the interests of members in their efforts to improve the health status of the communities they serve. MHA, in partnership with our communities, will make Montana a “Top 10 Healthy State.”

MHA Membership

The Montana Hospital Association (MHA) is a nonprofit organization whose members provide the full spectrum of health care services, including hospital inpatient and outpatient, skilled nursing facility, home health, hospice, physician, assisted living, senior housing and insurance services.

Every not-for-profit acute care hospital in the state is a member, with one exception. Members range from the smallest critical access hospitals providing primary care services in Montana’s rural communities to the largest tertiary care hospitals in the state.

MHA Services

MHA offers a variety of services, including advocacy of members’ interests with state and federal governmental agencies and legislative bodies, regulatory assistance, comparative data products, purchasing programs, education and communications.

MHA Associate Membership

MHA allows businesses and other organizations that conduct significant activities with the Montana health care community to apply for an associate membership. An associate membership provides positive exposure to our members at MHA events, and an opportunity to hear about the key issues and timely efforts impacting the health care environment.

MHA Member Values

MHA members are primarily not-for-profit institutions and share the following values about delivering health care in Montana:

  • Every Montanan should have access to appropriate and necessary health care services.
  • MHA members are accountable to the individuals and communities they serve for the higher quality of care, efficient delivery of services, and cost-effective use of resources.
  • MHA members are committed to enhancing the well-being of the less fortunate in society.
  • MHA members advocate for the health care interests of the individuals and communities they serve and the unique needs of health care organizations.
  • Health care organizations must be financially viable; public and private reimbursement must fairly compensate facilities and providers for their costs of serving patients.
  • MHA members are committed to providing appropriate care to all patients without regard to their ability to pay unless to the detriment of the institution.
  • Health care providers have a responsibility to provide strong leadership in creating an effective and efficient delivery system.
  • MHA members seek to ensure that individuals and the communities in which they live are as healthy as possible.
  • MHA members desire to collaborate with other health care providers to promote relationships built on honesty and trust that facilitates access to all available health care resources.