Membership Value

In 2015-2016:

Five of HAH’s six priority bills passed the legislature in 2016:

  • Act 025 Prohibition of Tobacco Products on HHSC Facility Campuses
  • Act 059 Nursing Facility Sustainability Program
  • Act 060 Hospital Sustainability Program
  • Act 136 Medicaid Rate Inflationary Increase for Long Term Care Facilities
  • Act 137 Durable Medical Equipment Licensure

Both sustainability programs are designed to draw down federal matching Medicaid funds to improve reimbursements and maintain access to care for the Medicaid population. No state funds and no taxpayer dollars will be used. Instead, the legislation raises funds from private facilities.
HAH also collaborated with stakeholders toward the passage of other important healthcare legislation:

  • Expanding access to telehealth
  • Increasing funding for Kupuna Care programs by $3 million
  • Establishing criteria relating to caregiver designation for discharge planning
  • Creating a framework for biosimilars to get to consumers

HAH defeated a number of bills that would have hurt best practices for patient care, including a measure to ban the practice of balance billing and reporting requirements for hospitals in areas such as opioid overdoses and sepsis.

2015-2016 Member Value Report


 Stand together with your peers from across the healthcare continuum. Together, we have a strong voice.

Creating sustainable solutions for the future of healthcare.

It’s about improving the quality of care for everyone.


HAH Member Committees

Be a part of collaborations across the continuum of care throughout Hawaii.
Meet your peers across the healthcare industry.

Regular Member Divisions (meet monthly):

  • Acute Care Leadership
  • Long Term Care Leadership
  • Assisted Living Facility/Adult Residential Care Home Committee (ALF and ARCH executives)
  • Home Care and Hospice Leadership (home health, hospice, and DME executives)

Awards & Scholarship Committee
Chief Financial Officer Committee (hospital CFOs)
Community Health Needs Assessment Advisory Group
Chief Nursing Officers Roundtable (hospital CNOs)
Emergency Management Committee
Finance Committee
Government Relations Committee
Hawaii Affinity Team
Long Term Care Reimbursement Group
Neighbor Island Committee
Patient Safety and Quality Committee
Post-Acute and Acute Quality Committees
Public Information Officer Working Group
Sepsis Best Practices Group

HAH Representing Its Members

HAH represents the interests of its provider members in numerous stakeholder,
policy and planning groups.


Academic Progression in Nursing Employer and Conjoint Councils
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Hawaii Chapter
Board of Education School Health Policy Stakeholders Group
Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii – Public Health Fund
Hawaii Department of Health – Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative
Hawaii Department of Health – Associated Infections Advisory and Steering Committees
Hawaii Department of Health – Stroke Coalition
Governor’s State Innovation Model Initiative: Steering, Delivery/Payment Reform and Population Health Committees
Hawaii Health Connector Board of Directors
Hawaii Health Information Corporation – Board of Directors
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Quality Council
Hawaii Maternal and Infant Health Collaborative
Hawaii Performance Improvement Collaborative, State Office of Primary and Rural Health
Hawaii Stroke Coalition
Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
Honolulu Community Coalition
JABSOM – Advisory Council of Hospital CEOs
Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundation – Board
Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center Telehealth Policy Workgroup
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
State of Hawaii Affordable Care Act Innovation Waiver Task Force
State of Hawaii Emergency Services Patient Advocacy Task Force
State of Hawaii Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Advisory Committee
State of Hawaii Sepsis Task Force
State of Hawaii Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias


Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes Campaign
Affiliate Policy Task Force, American Health Care Association
Affiliate State Health Care Association Executives, American Health Care Association
Allied Association Quality Committee, American Hospital Association
Allied Association Telehealth Group, American Hospital Association
American College of Healthcare Executives
Council of State Home Care Associations
Forum of State Associations, National Association of Home Care and Hospice
National Association for Healthcare Quality
Quality Committee, American Health Care Association
State Affiliate, National Center for Assisted Living
Regional Policy Board 9, American Hospital Association
State Hospital Association Executive Forum
State Leaders Council, AA Homecare