The mission of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is to advance the health of individuals and communities by serving as the leading voice for all Massachusetts hospitals, healthcare systems and other care providers to help them provide high quality, cost-effective and accessible healthcare. In 2016, after 80 years as the Massachusetts Hospital Association, we changed our name to reflect the new direction on the part of hospitals, health systems and all providers to work toward the wellness of all patients.
Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA represents and advocates for the collective interests of its members and supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost-effective and accessible care during an era of unprecedented change. To meet our most basic mission, caring for people, the hospitals and health systems of Massachusetts support a set of fundamental values. We believe that the health care system must:
Focus on the needs of patients and the health status of the community;
Provide access to care for all members of society;
Use resources wisely and support incentives for high quality, cost-effective care;
Work continuously to improve the quality of care;
Be accountable for its performance to the community;
Fulfill healthcare needs through collaboration and partnerships;
Support innovation and leadership in advancing the clinical process, new delivery models, and ways to lower cost and reconfigure capacity.