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 Solutions Group, Inc., the association’s tax-paying corporation.
THA Solutions Group 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 Rural Partnership (TRP) is another THA subsidiary. TRP seeks to maximize access to primary care in rural and underserved areas of Tennessee through the placement of physicians and other clinicians in these communities. Since its inception, TRP has placed more than 100 primary care providers in communities across the state. TRP focuses on placements for primary care physicians (family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, pediatricians, obstetrics/gynecology), nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
View the 2017 THA Annual Report.
View a listing of THA’s Associate Institutional Members