The mission of the Tennessee Hospital Association is to lead its members in advocacy for and support of community-based hospitals and health systems and assist them in delivering accessible, cost-effective, quality health services.
THA, established in 1938 as a not-for-profit membership association, serves as an advocate for hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations and the patients they serve. It also provides education and information for its members, and informs the public about hospitals and healthcare issues at the state and national levels.
THA is the premiere organization in Tennessee that promotes and represents the interests of all health careers, hospitals and health systems.
The educational arm of the association is the Tennessee Hospital Education and Research Foundation (THERF). Under federal internal revenue codes, THERF is eligible to receive tax-deductible gifts to underwrite important educational programs for the benefit of THA and its members.
While THA fulfills its advocacy and representation responsibilities as a not-for-profit trade association, it is different from the typical association because it operates several businesses through THA Solutions Group, Inc., the association's tax-paying corporation.
THA Solutions Group endorses a variety of management and professional programs that are offered on a fee-for-service basis for the benefit of THA members. These programs include solutions that specialize in the following areas:
Administration and Operations
THA Member Facilities (Sept. 2013)
THA Healthcare Systems (Sept. 2013)
THA Associate Institutional Members (Sept. 2013)
THA Homecare Members (Sept. 2013)
The Tennessee Hospital Association is bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as amended, as well as other federal and state privacy of health information laws and regulations.