About Us


The District of Columbia Hospital Association is the unifying voice for hospitals and health systems in the District of Columbia and works to advance health policy to strengthen the District’s world-class health care system to ensure that it is equitable and accessible to all.


An efficient and effective health care delivery system that supports a healthy and vibrant community.


Trust: Trust is the foundation of DCHA, and our success depends on the mutual respect and strength of our relationships. Our engagement and services are built on a foundation of high standards that members and other stakeholders can trust. DCHA operates with honesty and fairness in all that we do.

Excellence: DCHA is committed to delivering the highest level of service. Our priorities are driven by the needs of our members and constituency groups.

Transparency: Our actions and decisions are transparent to foster collaboration, credibility and understanding of our mission, vision and goals.

Collaboration: DCHA and the hospital and health systems community understand that better results are achieved through cross-sector collaboration. We value true partnerships.

Courage: We are fearless and courageous in our thinking and advocacy to deliver the finest benefits to our members and communities.

Strategic Priorities

Advocacy & Public Policy: Strengthening our advocacy network and strategic analytics, research and other tools to improve our ability to meet the needs of their patients and communities. 

Community Engagement & Impact: Sharing the story about hospital community health initiatives and economic benefits to the District of Columbia. 

Improving Health Care Outcomes of the Community: Fostering a culture of quality and patient safety that drives positive health outcomes for patients, staff and the community.

Shaping the Future: Serving as a trusted, thought leader that ensures an efficient and effective health care delivery system that supports a healthy and vibrant community.

Welcome to DCHA!