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Welcome to NHHA

The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) is dedicated to providing leadership through advocacy, education, and information to support our hospital members and health care systems.


NHHA works diligently to help its members adapt to the immense challenges and shifts taking place in the health care industry as they strive to improve the health of the patients and communities they serve.

President of NHHA Steve Ahnen

A Message From Our President

We enter 2024 with renewed hope and endless possibilities. We reflect on the achievements of the past year, and look forward to what can be accomplished in the year ahead.


As we begin our 90th year as the New Hampshire Hospital Association, we do so with the knowledge that the women and men that make up New Hampshire’s hospital and health system workforce will continue to protect and improve the health and well-being of people throughout the state. They are making a difference every day and everywhere, working around the clock and throughout the community to ensure the well-being of others, and for this, we owe them our gratitude.


The blue and white H we see in our communities is a promise that someone will always be there to fulfill the mission of providing patients with the right care at the right time, in the right place, every time. That promise continues in 2024, as will our commitment to collaborate with our members to improve, with a unified voice, health and health care for all in New Hampshire.


Be healthy, stay well!


Steve Ahnen


Endorsed Business Partner Spotlight of the Month

Maintaining a 99% client retention rate, Medical Solutions provides innovative staffing support in partnership with its hospital and health system clients. The company’s organic growth, along with strategic acquisitions such as FocusOne Solutions and Aureus Medical, strengthens Medical Solutions for a combined 70+ years of health care staffing experience.


Medical Solutions’ Managed Services Providers’ (MSPs) program was launched as a response to the changing landscape in temporary health care staffing and the growing need for health care systems to take a more quality-focused approach to contract staffing.


Medical Solutions connects nurses, allied health clinicians and clinical leaders with health care facilities across the U.S. Its service offerings include contingent staffing, managed services, strike staffing, permanent placement, local contract, PRN, and international staffing.

Our Impact:

80,875 Jobs

As employers, New Hampshire hospitals and health systems create thousands of jobs both internally and in the broader community through the support of other businesses.


Read more about the impact of NH hospitals and health systems on the state economy.

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Area of Focus

New Hampshire Capital Building


We work collaboratively with our members, state and federal officials and other stakeholders to develop and influence public policy, and ensure the legal and regulatory framework change is conducive to support effective health care policy and services.

Health Care Issues & Topics

Massive amounts of information, rules, and regulations impact how New Hampshire hospitals and health systems do business and take care of patients. We compile and share information for members on critical issues, trends, and best practices.

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Quality & Patient Safety

New Hampshire hospitals work every day to provide safe and better care to the patients they treat. We support our members to prevent and reduce risks, errors, and harm that occur to patients during provision of health care and believe that patient safety is fundamental to delivering quality essential health services.

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Resources & Reports

NHHA provides easy to use, reliable information that can be trusted to provide a clear context for hospital issues. This is beneficial to members, policymakers, and the public to showcase the value of New Hampshire hospitals and health systems to patients, communities and the state.