Our Mission & Vision

The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association represent more than 65 hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare organizations who employ over 10,000 Alaskans. Our membership spans geographically from PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center to Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Utqiagvik. Our diverse association unites every small rural hospital and large hospital system in the state around common goals.

For over 60 years, ASHNHA members have worked to improve health care in Alaska. As the state faces unprecedented fiscal challenges, we will continue to work with policymakers to better manage healthcare costs while maintaining a sustainable and robust healthcare system. We are committed to improving access, care, and value.


A unified Association providing effective statewide leadership to address health care delivery challenges affecting all Alaskans.


To be the premier provider advocate bringing unity to the health care community in addressing health care issues and to support our members’ goal to improve Alaskan’s health.




Download a more detailed look at our strategic framework