WHO WE ARE
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVES (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of black healthcare executives. NAHSE was founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities.
NAHSE’S ORIGIN DATES BACK to the 1930’s when a group of black health care executives formed the National Hospital Association (NHA), an affiliate of the National Medical Association (NMA). In 1936 the NHA was renamed the National Conference of Hospital Administration (NCHA). After several changes in leadership, the conference activities were limited to one informal meeting held in conjunction with the annual AHA meeting. In 1968, NAHSE was formed and Mr. Everett W. Fox was named the first president. Today, NAHSE has grown into a premier membership organization for black health care professionals.
Since its inception, NAHSE has sponsored and participated in local and national programs and projects designed to improve quality, access and availability of health services and to expand educational opportunities in the field of health services administration. NAHSE has sponsored its own annual educational conferences since 1986.
THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES a vehicle for African-Americans to have representation in the conception, design and delivery of quality health care to all people.
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Link to Student Membership
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THE CHICAGO MIDWEST CHAPTER is one of 25 active chapters in the United States. The chapter serves health care professionals living within 90 miles of the Chicago metropolitan area.
This chapter is unique because the city of Chicago houses the Illinois Medical District, the largest medical district in the nation. NAHSE members currently manage and or work for key health care organizations within this district, as well as, within the broader Chicago metropolitan area. The chapter is multifaceted, with members representing a variety of health care professions including: hospital and health care leadership, direct service, association-management, research and education, consulting, managed care and insurance services.
The Chicago-Midwest Chapter operates under the auspices of the national chapter with the same goals, mission and vision.
TO READ MORE about the mission and vision and to become a member please follow the links to the national chapter.