The Section for Metropolitan Hospitals is a membership section comprised of metropolitan/urban, suburban, public, and teaching hospitals from across the country.
The Section provides a unique blend of forum and network, linking hospital members with shared interests and missions, to advise AHA on policy and advocacy activities, and to discuss issues of importance to metropolitan hospitals.The AHA meets the unique needs of Metropolitan Section members by:
- Promoting ongoing development and implementation of advocacy initiatives that support the nation’s metropolitan hospitals
- Collaborating with constituent leaders on public policy development: seeking direct input on short-term initiatives, long-term strategic issues, and representation on AHA’s Regional Policy Boards.
- Fostering relevant member services for metropolitan hospitals including educational programs, teleconferencing, research and technical assistance
- Developing and maintain liaison relationships with key organizations important to metropolitan hospitals such as state and local hospital associations, America's Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.
Read on for more on how AHA serves this vital member group.