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FHA stands ready to work with our state lawmakers to find long-term solutions to increase access and quality, while reducing costs to our state's health care system.

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Florida faces an overall shortage of 59,000 nurses by 2035.

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FHA is hosting this year's annual meeting on October 4-6, 2023 at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.

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FHA works with hospital leaders across the state to offer professional development opportunities

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  • 200 Hospital & Health Care System Members

The Florida Hospital Association is the leading voice for health care in the state of Florida.

  • 321 Hospitals in Florida
  • 322,229 Full-Time and Part-Time Employees
  • $28.28 Billion in Employee Wages, Salaries and Benefits
  • 11 Million Patients a Year
  • $1.6 Billion in Charity Care Provided
The Florida Hospital Association provides its members with the necessary leadership and effective advocacy to address these challenges and help build and sustain a world-class health system for all Floridians.

Latest News

Column: Delivering On the Promise Of A Modern Mental Health Care System In Florida

The many challenges to our behavioral health care system cannot be solved overnight, and there is much more to be done to ensure that every Floridian can access timely behavioral health care.

Column: Hospitals’ Workforce Investments Are Paying Off

The results from the Florida Hospital Association’s vacancy and turnover workforce survey for 2023 reveal a dramatic 38 percent decrease in hospitals’ nurse vacancy rate from 2022 to 2023. Hospitals also saw a dramatic decrease in the nurse turnover

Column: During And After Hurricane Season, Hospitals Are Ready

As health care providers with a commitment to remain open and accessible to deliver safe, high-quality, 24/7 care to anyone who needs it, hospitals are unique in the health care ecosystem.

2023 State Advocacy Agenda

FHA is pleased to present you with its 2023 State Legislative Priorities focusing on workforce development, preserving health care funding, increasing access to behavioral health, holding payers accountable and eliminating over-regulation.

As the state’s largest hospital association, the Florida Hospital Association provides a unified voice for Florida’s hospital community, advocating on behalf of its members to maintain and improve access to affordable, quality health care for all Floridians.



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