About CHA

CHA BuildingFounded in 1919, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) represents hospitals and health-related organizations. With more than 90 members, CHA is one of the most respected hospital associations in the nation.

CHA’s mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by leading, representing, and serving hospitals and healthcare providers across the continuum of care that are accountable to the community and committed to health improvement.


  • Public policy and advocacy on behalf of the interests of hospitals and their related healthcare organizations.
  • Leadership and innovative services to further community-based healthcare delivery.
  • Strengthening ties and collaborative efforts with other organizations that have common values and aims.
  • Innovative research and education in the delivery and financing of healthcare services.
  • Leadership in fostering an environment within which integrated delivery systems can be created and thrive.
  • Assistance to the membership in ensuring quality, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, containing costs, and enhancing revenue.

A Board of Trustees – composed primarily of acute care hospital CEOs as well as hospital trustees, clinicians, and other healthcare executives – governs CHA, determining policy and direction for the Association. CHA members play an active role in the organization, serving on standing and special committees and subcommittees to offer input on critical policy considerations and decisions on CHA activities and focus.