The NHA is the advocate for Nevada’s hospitals, health systems, communities, and patients before legislative and regulatory bodies.

We are a not-for-profit, statewide trade association representing 100 percent of Nevada’s acute care hospitals along with psychiatric, rehabilitation, and other specialty hospitals as well as health-related agencies and organizations throughout the state. Allied with the American Hospital Association, the NHA is an independent organization headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

NHA’s History

Formally established in 1960 and incorporated in 1971, the NHA was created by hospital administrators to provide a unified forum for all types of hospitals to address such issues as reimbursement, worker’s compensation, professional liability, and continuing education, among others.

Over time, the emergence of major issues such as marketplace healthcare, restrictive government payment policies, inadequate funding for indigent care, and manpower shortages, among others, have continued to pose formidable challenges to the healthcare system.

NHA’s Mission

Our mission is to be a membership organization serving as a statewide resource and leader in promoting public understanding of, and support for, the healthcare system serving Nevada’s communities. The NHA serves as an advocate for our members to lead in the provision of high
quality, affordable and accessible healthcare services, resulting in healthier Nevada communities.

NHA’s Vision

Our vision is to be the recognized leader and primary resource in healthcare advocacy and public awareness efforts for members, providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders who collectively work toward common goals and objectives to satisfy the healthcare needs of Nevada’s communities.


NHA Job Openings



Marissa Brown
Director of Workforce & Clinical

Leslie Cerfoglio
Administrative Assistant II

Sue James
Chief Financial Officer

Christie Johnson
Senior Healthcare Financial Analyst

Sharyn Juarez
Director of Human Resources & HCWD Program Manager

Christopher K. Lake, PhD
Executive Director Community Resilience


Amy Shogren
Director of Communications & Administration

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