For 70 years, the Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association (AHHA) has served as a non-profit trade association representing and supporting Alaska's hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare partners across the continuum of care. AHHA members play an invaluable role, both as community providers and essential employers, in cities, towns, and villages across Alaska.
AHHA provides policy and advocacy expertise, leads and hosts opportunities for education and training, and brings together members and stakeholders for collaborative work to share data, resources, and best practices.
Founded in 1953, AHHA was formerly known as the Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). In May, 2022, the board passed a resolution to change the association's name in an effort to adopt a more inclusive, concise, and relevant title to represent our members and mission.
Our mission is to advance the shared interests of Alaska healthcare to build an innovative, sustainable system of care for all Alaskans.
CHAIR - Jennifer Opsut, Alaska Regional Hospital
CHAIR ELECT - Phil Hofstetter, Petersburg Medical Center
SECRETARY / TREASURER - Ella Goss, Providence Alaska Medical Center
PAST CHAIR - Shelley Ebenal, Foundation Health Partners
AHA DELEGATE - Dr. Bob Onders, Maniilaq Health Center
AHCA DELEGATE - Nathan Dahl, Maple Springs Wasilla
AHCA ALTERNATE - Tina Rein, Denali Center
TRIBAL DELEGATE - Angie Gorn, Norton Sound Health Corporation
SMALL HOSPITAL COMMITTEE - Melanee Tiura, Providence Valdez Medical Center
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR - Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital
PATIENT SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIR - Dave Wallace, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
LONG-TERM CARE COMMITTEE CHAIR - Kay Turner, SEARHC, Sitka Long-Term Care
1007 W. 3rd Ave, Suite 301, Anchorage, AK 99501
426 Main St, Juneau, AK 99801