Serving You

GHA has several initiatives as part of our objective to serve as the leading advocate for all Georgia hospitals and health care systems. Our government relations efforts give hospitals a legislative voice at the state and national level. Each of our initiatives, from the Center for Rural Health to the Emergency Preparedness program to the Partnership for Health and Accountability, ensures that our hospitals have all the resources they need to thrive in their communities. 

Hurricane Central Web Page Created

In advance of Hurricane Florence, GHA created a Hurricane Central website to assist hospitals and those affected by the devastating storm. Information on this page, including how to donate to victims of the storm, will continually be updated.

GHA Creates Opioid Crisis Page

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Medically they are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia. However, they are extremely dangerous when used incorrectly. Many Georgians have lost their lives caused by opioid overdose. In Georgia, within the last year, hospital emergency rooms have been inundated patients who have overdosed.

This crisis is constantly a reoccurring subject in the news. GHA is working with hospitals and state and federal agencies to develop strategies on saving lives. Click here to view the latest on the opioid crisis.

Community Benefit Report Available

Communities trust hospitals to provide quality care and education and use them as a resource for health, wellness, prevention and care.

Hospitals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Commitment to community service is a key component in Georgian hospitals' visions and mission statements. They incorporate community benefit principles as they provide programs and services that

  • emphasize disproportionate unmet health-related needs;
  • emphasize primary prevention;
  • build a seamless continuum of care;
  • build community capacity; and
  • emphasize collaborative governance.


Access to Georgia Hospital Compensation and Workforce Report

(Report Available for Participating Hospitals)

As a benefit to your membership in the Georgia Hospital Association, you receive access to a comprehensive compensation and workforce report based on data submitted by Georgia hospitals. This report provides you with helpful compensation and workforce information needed to make strategic decisions for your organization.

The report is made available each summer to participating organizations and includes your organization’s specific results as well as state-wide aggregated results.

The aggregated results provide us with much needed information to support our advocacy efforts in addressing workforce related issues such as the nursing shortage. Without this data, we must rely on less effective anecdotal evidence to move good policies forward.

The GHA Board of Trustees endorses our current survey tool and has asked that we increase member participation in the 2018 Compdata survey program, particularly the “Workforce Data” section.

The survey, which can be accessed at, was emailed to your HR department on Friday, January 26 (copied below for your convenience) and is due Monday, February 26.

If you or your team are interested in learning more about this report, feel free to reach out to GHA’s Rhett Partin at 770-249-4502 or directly to our Compdata vendor representative, Theresa Worman, Executive Vice President at or (800) 300-9570.