How to Join the LHA - Membership Types
Institutional Membership consist of the following: 1) Hospitals, both
general and special, that care primarily for patients with conditions
normally requiring a comparatively short inpatient stay; 2) All other
hospitals that provide for the care of patients requiring a
comparatively long inpatient stay; and 3) Hospitals owned or operated by
the State of Louisiana or the United States of America. Download the Institutional Membership Application. Contact Celeste Smith to learn about the valuable benefits of Institutional Membership.
As defined by Article 1, Section 4(c) of the Louisiana Hospital
Association bylaws, Corporate Affiliate Membership shall include:
organizations interested in the purpose of the Association and having
interests and goals consistent with the Association’s but that are not
eligible for any of the [other] types of membership, provided these
organizations qualify for membership in accordance with such
requirements as the Board of Trustees may enact from time to time. Corporate Affiliates of the LHA enjoy the following privileges: 1) Receive our weekly publication IMPACT WEEKLY via email; 2) Attend educational offerings at the Corporate Member rate; 3) A listing in the Corporate Members section in the LHA Membership Directory; and 4) Eligibility to participate in the LHA Trust Funds which provides affordable Professional Liability, General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Coverage. Download the Corporate Affiliation Application. Contact Celeste Smith to learn more about Corporate Affiliate Membership.
Associate Membership shall be non-voting and shall consist of the
following: 1) Other healthcare institutions, except hospitals, that
provide for the care of patients requiring an inpatient stay; 2)
Dispensaries, clinics, home health agencies and other similar
organizations for the diagnosis and treatment of the sick and injured,
but not rendering inpatient care; and 3) Groups formally organized for
the construction of a new healthcare facility. Associate Members of the LHA enjoy the following privileges: 1) Receive our weekly publication IMPACT WEEKLY via email; 2) Attend educational offerings at the Corporate Member rate; 3) A listing in the Corporate Members section in the LHA Membership Directory; and 4) Eligibility to participate in the LHA Trust Funds which provides affordable Professional Liability, General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Coverage. Download a Associate Membership Application. Contact Celeste Smith to learn more about Associate Membership.
Lifetime Honorary Member
During the last three decades, the LHA has recognized the
contributions of several of its past leaders who made substantial
contributions to the Association and hospitals in Louisiana. Process: All nominations for Lifetime Honorary Personal Member shall
be made to and through the LHA Nominating Committee and submitted to the
Board of Trustees for approval. Candidates for Lifetime Honorary
personal membership approved by the Board will be recognized at the next
annual meeting of the membership. Eligibility: In order to be eligible for consideration, nominees must
have served a minimum of 20 years as a hospital executive or advocate
(the majority of which served in Louisiana), be retired from that
capacity and in the Nominating Committee's opinion (based on the
information provided), have made significant contributions in support of
the mission of the LHA. Lifetime Honorary Personal Members shall pay no
dues, will receive the electronic Association newsletter upon request
and will be allowed to attend LHA events (meeting registration fee
waived). Download the LHA Lifetime Membership Nomination Form. Contact Celeste Smith to learn more about Lifetime Honorary Membership.
Sponsors and Vendors
Download the LHA Sponsorship Packet. Contact Celeste Smith to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Professional Development Societies & Member Groups
Visit Affiliate Societies and Other Member Groups for more information on LHA societies and member groups.