How to Join the LHA - Membership Types

Institutional Membership

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.


Corporate Affiliates

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

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.