GHA hosts 12 affiliated societies (listed below) that promote and enhance the practice of a given profession in a health care setting. Spanning several health care disciplines, GHA affiliated societies provide a forum for members to exchange information on current practices and to explore the impact of health care issues on their professions.
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Each GHA-affiliated society has its own sponsorship program. These programs helps support educational expenses incurred to host a conference. For information on the sponsorship program, please contact Kati Hyland.
GHA reserves the right to limit the number of companies that may sponsor a particular event for a particular society. Please note that Society Sponsorships are separate and independent of GHA's Sponsorship Program.
The Georgia Association for Development Professionals was formed in 1993 and serves as a resource for advancing the professionalism of development officers in health care institutions through educational opportunities, networking, and association with a larger statewide organization. Learn more.
The Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA) was established in 1975 to maintain, as an integral group, members of the State Bar of Georgia who are legal advisors in the health care field. The Academy Objectives are to provide a forum for continuing education to examine health care issues and their impact on hospitals, health systems and organizations. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Association for Healthcare Facility Managers (GAHFM) is to develop the practice of health care facilities management and promote the professional development of our members through collaboration and a dedication to lifetime learning.
Its vision is to be the premiere health care facilities management association in Georgia comprised of health care professionals dedicated to the advancement of its membership and the delivery of safe and effective health care facilities. Learn more.
The Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders (GONL) is organized for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a not-for-profit association. Its purpose is to enhance the practice of nursing administration and leadership in a health care setting. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Society for Clinical and Resource Management (GSCRM) is to promote and enhance the practice of clinical and resource management, including the disciplines of social work, utilization management and health care quality. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Chaplains (GSHC) is to enhance the role and ministries of chaplains. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (GSHHRA) is to continually provide opportunities to raise the levels of knowledge and standards in the field of health care human resources. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (GSHMPR) is to increase understanding and support of health care institutions and their services through the stimulation of ethical public relations and marketing methods applied inside and outside the organization. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Materials Management (GSHMM) is to provide opportunities to share strategies and outcomes among other purchasing and materials management professionals from other organizations. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Physician Services and Recruitment (GSHPSR) is to provide educational opportunities for the career development of members. Learn more.
The Georgia Society for Managed Care (GSMC) was founded in 1995 to enhance and support networking and educational opportunities for managed care professionals statewide. Learn more.
The purpose of the Georgia Society of Volunteer and Retail Professionals (GSVRP) is to promote and enhance the practice of administrators of organized volunteer programs in a health care organization by providing educational programs, networking opportunities and recognizing service and program excellence. Learn more.