THA was established in 1938 as a not-for-profit membership association, to serve as an advocate for hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations and the patients they serve. The Association 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 hospitals and health systems.
The Association also operates three subsidiary organizations to further support the work of THA and its members.
The Tennessee Hospital Education and Research Foundation (THERF) is the educational arm of the Association. 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 Center for Innovative Solutions (TCIS), the association’s tax-paying corporation.
THA Center for Innovative Solutions endorses a variety of management and professional programs, which are offered on a fee-for-service basis to THA members. These programs include solutions that specialize in the following areas:
- Administration and Operations
- Facility/Project Management
- Financial Services
- Human Resources
The Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development (TCWD) is another THA subsidiary. TCWD seeks to improve the health of Tennesseans by guiding healthcare workforce development. TCWD’s programs include: recruiting and placing physicians and psychiatric nurse practitioners in shortage areas, providing money to medical residents in exchange for a commitment to serve, up to $30,000 available to hospitals and health centers to attract qualified caregivers, matching medical residents with rural rotations, addressing the issues that cause nurses to leave hospital based employment and educating Tennessee students about the healthcare professions.
View the 2020 THA Annual Report.