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Membership

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) offers three categories of membership: Institutional, Associate, and Individual Student.

Institutional Members of the FAH are the nation’s leading investor-owned hospitals and health systems, which offer traditional acute care, ambulatory care, psychiatric care, long-term acute care, rehabilitative care, and skilled nursing facility care, among other services. Membership criteria for Institutional Members include accreditation by The Joint Commission (TJC) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or by Medicare or Medicaid certification, and duly licensed to operate in the state in which it is located. Currently, investor-owned hospitals represent about 15 percent of all hospitals in the United States.

The FAH Associate Members include hospital associations, medical societies, law firms and foundations; suppliers other than management companies, of services and/or products to the health care industry; and management companies that do not own or manage hospitals, but instead have contracts limited to certain functions, services, or areas of the hospital.

Additionally, an Individual Student Member is a student enrolled in a course in hospital administration or other career study in the health care industry.

"FAH is a member-driven organization where our hospital companies provide the leadership in setting the association’s legislative and regulatory agenda. To enable us to implement our agenda, we have assembled a highly experienced and respected Washington-based staff. With our direction that staff successfully supports our policy development and political advocacy." Keith Pitts, 2015 FAH Chairman March 20, 2015

Membership Benefits

The Federation of American Hospitals offers a number of services designed to assist our members in meeting both the policy and marketplace challenges of a complex and changing industry. These services include:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Public Policy
  3. Research
  4. Communications
  5. Annual Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition
  6. Educational Programs