The mission of the Akron Regional Hospital Association (ARHA) is to work on behalf of its hospitals through coordination of services that assist hospitals in meeting and improving the health care needs of the communities they serve. These services include advocacy and representation, policy development, communication and information, education, research and data. The members of the Akron Regional Hospital Association have a 75 year history and excellent reputation for collaboration. The staff at ARHA are known for dependability and meeting members' needs. ARHA has been nationally recognized for working with many public and private partners within the Northeast Central Ohio region. ARHA provides services that assist members in meeting and improving the healthcare needs of the community.  

ARHA Committee Handbook

ARHA assembled the Committee Handbook not only to provide an overview of the association, but also to define the types of committees we facilitate and specify what the roles and responsibilities of leading or participating on one or more of our committees. The ARHA Committee Handbook provides instructions and examples of tools to ensure meetings are as productive as possible and a worthy of everyone’s time.  Click on the Handbook cover image to see the entire document.


Committees and Task Forces

ARHA has several committees that meet to discuss best practices and new processes to improve communication or efficiency at member hospitals. Additionally, we work with a multitude of community partners including public health departments, public safety, physicians, nursing homes and many more. All these committees and partners strive to reach the same goal: enhanced patient safety.  


Grants Management

The Association currently facilitates two state grants that bring in a combined $4 million dollars annually to hospitals in the 14 county Northeast Central Ohio region. The Association is constantly monitoring federal, state and local grants to try and bring more funding and programs to the region.


Data and Research

ARHA's data services focus on market analysis, compensation studies and economic impact reporting.


Quality, Safety, Transparency and Accountability

Part of ARHA's mission is to work collaboratively to develop and drive transformational change in the areas of quality, safety, transparency and accountability.



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