Established in 1945, the New Mexico Hospital Association has been responsive to the needs of its members in the changing health care environment for over five decades. Hospitals, health networks, ambulatory facilities, home health agencies, and a variety of affiliate groups throughout the state comprise our membership. In an effort to accurately reflect new developments in health care delivery, members voted to change the Association’s name to New Mexico Hospitals and Health Systems Association in September 1993. In 2007, members voted to change the name back to New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA).
Belonging to NMHA links members to a vital network of local, state and national policy makers, New Mexico’s health care business leaders, and influential consumer groups. Besides opening doors for members, NMHA also provides a forum for addressing today’s most critical health care issues. Through relationships created by NMHA, health care leaders from every corner of New Mexico exchange ideas and shape the most effective policies for the health care field statewide. Molding public policy, building valuable coalitions, communicating health care trends, gathering and interpreting data, monitoring the financial health of the field and providing continuing education for members are but a few of NMHA’s activities.
Being part of NMHA also provides other opportunities. Through Hospital Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NMHA, members have access to a wide array of shared services, from physician credentialing, background investigation, loss prevention programs, unemployment compensations service, workers compensation claims management, insurance and employee benefit programs.
NMHA members shape the agenda for their Association. By participating in NMHA committees and special task forces, members are the voice of the Association and the voice of the industry.