Our members

We are the only global organization connecting managers of hospitals and health systems worldwide.


IHF members around the world








Full members

Full Members include associations and bodies representing hospitals and healthcare service organizations, such as national or regional hospital associations, and ministries of health.

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Argentinian Confederation of Clinics and Hospitals

A civil entity that brings together the federations and associations of clinics, sanatoriums and hospitals in Argentina.

Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH)
Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH)

Provides representation and evolution to the hospital sector, advocating for its improvement.

Healthcare Can

The national voice of healthcare organizations and hospitals across Canada, supporting of health system innovation and transformation.


Belgian Association of Hospitals (ASBL)

A non-profit association for the development and progress of hospital science, in particular, the management and organization of healthcare institutions.

SANTHEA – Walloon and Brussels Federation of Health and Social Care Organizations

Employers' federation of healthcare institutions, in the public sector, non-denominational, and non-commercial private sector.

Zorgnet-Icuro VZW – Flemish Network of Healthcare Organizations

Umbrella organization of the Flemish general hospitals, including mental healthcare and elderly care.

Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

Association providing services to, and cooperating with, Finnish hospital districts, regional councils and joint municipal authorities.

German Hospital Federation / Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft - DKGEV
German Hospital Federation (DKGEV)

Federation of national and state associations of hospital owners – the representative organ of all German hospitals.

Luxemburgish Hospital Federation (FHLUX)

Bringing together Luxembourg's hospitals to achieve progress and contribute to the wellbeing of the patient.

Norwegian Hospital and Health Service Association

Independent, knowledge-sharing organization to improve treatment and care in the Norwegian health and care sector.

Polish Hospital Federation (PFSz)

Non-governmental organization in cooperation with local and sectorial hospital associations in Poland covering around 500 hospitals.

Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH)
Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH)

Established in 2002, APDH is a non-profit association, with individual and collective membership.

Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association (La Unió)

More than 100 health, social and dependency care entities, bringing together around 400 centres and 60,000 professionals.

H+ Swiss Hospitals
H+ Swiss Hospitals

National organization of public and private hospitals, clinics and care institutions, representing the health policy interests of its members at national level.

NHS Confederation, UK

Membership organization that brings together, supports and speaks for the whole healthcare system in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

NHS Providers, UK

Membership organization for the NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services that treat patients and service users in the NHS.

Africa and Eastern Mediterranean

General Authority of Healthcare, Egypt

Public organization related to the Ministry of Health in Egypt, overseeing services in public hospitals and implementing healthcare reforms.

Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC), Jordan

Independent non-profit organization, dedicated to leading quality improvement in Jordan and the East Mediterranean region.

Private Hospital Association of Jordan
Private Hospital Association Jordan

A voluntary, non-profit organization whose membership comprises private hospitals and medical centres in Jordan.

Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Responsible for public health policy, hospitals and healthcare services across KSA.

Syndicate of Hospitals from Lebanon

Official representative of all private hospitals in Lebanon with the public and private administrations, organizations and institutions in the health care sector.

Ministry of Health, Morocco

Government ministry responsible for the provision of care in hospitals and protection of public health.

Lagos State Health Service Commission, Nigeria

Agency ensuring the delievery of effective healthcare services in hospitals for Lagos State, Nigeria.

Ministry of Health, Oman

Responsible for health development plans and ensuring the availability of healthcare to the people of Oman.

Rwanda Private Medical Facilities Association

An umbrella organization that brings together all private health facilities in Rwanda.

Department of Health of South Africa
Department of Health of South Africa

Responsible for primary healthcare, health facilities and regulations nationally.

Ministry of Public Health, Tunisia

Government ministry responsible for the provision of care in hospitals and protection of public health.

Department of Health. Abu Dhabi

Regulative body of the healthcare sector ensuring excellence in healthcare for the community by monitoring the health status of the population.

Dubai Health Authority

Responsible for hospitals, primary care, and specialty centres delivering medical, regulatory and preventative services.

Emirates Health Services

Responsible for providing healthcare services through 134 facilities, including 17 hospitals and 117 primary healthcare and specialized centres.

Zambia Association of Private Hospitals

Non-profit organization promoting and protecting the development and maintenance of high standards of private health hospitals and their staff throughout Zambia.

South-east Asia and Western Pacific

Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Statutory body responsible for managing Hong Kong's public hospitals, providing people-centred preventative, curative and rehabilitation healthcare services.

Indonesian Hospital Association (PERSI)

Developing Indonesian health services, in particular the management of hospitals for the improvement of services for the community.

Japanese Hospital Association - JHA
Japan Hospital Association (JHA)

Membership organization for all national hospital management organizations in Japan, which defines the code of conduct for hospitals and hospital workers.

Philippine Hospital Association

Organization responsible for supporting close to 2,000 hospital-members in pursuit of the nation’s health agenda.

Taiwan Hospital Association

Promoting public welfare by coordinating the activities of hospitals to improve hospital standards and provide better services to patients.

Premier associate members

Premier Associate Members include hospital and healthcare organizations with five or more facilities, as well as entities such as healthcare purchasing companies.

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American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

The professional home to more than 48,000 healthcare executives, focusing on healthcare management excellence.

Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

Nationally ranked, acute care children's hospital. Home to the world’s largest hospital-based paediatric research programme, with comprehensive paediatric specialties and subspecialties from infants to adults.

Cedars-Sinai, USA

Nonprofit academic healthcare organization of more than 880 beds in Los Angeles with pioneering medical research, education programmes, and wide-ranging community benefit activities.

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), USA

Providing practical tools and solutions, education, industry analyses, and strategic guidance to address challenges within the US healthcare system.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS), USA

Not-for-profit, global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology.

International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), USA

Focused on security and safety programmes, IAHSS offers certification for professionals who keep healthcare facilities, patients, staff and visitors safe.

Joint Commission International - JCI
Joint Commission International (JCI)

Independent, not-for-profit organization providing accreditation and certification of healthcare organizations and programmes worldwide to ensure quality of care and patient safety.

Mazzetti, USA

Global planning, design, and engineering firm committed to achieving sustainbaliity goals: a leader in voicing how climate change is at risk of becoming the biggest public health threat.

Teladoc Health, USA

Delivers, enables, and empowers virtual care services using proprietary health signals and personalized interactions to drive better health outcomes across the full continuum of care.

Vizient, USA

The leading healthcare performance improvement company in the USA, representing scale in data, insights and purchasing power to help members perform at their best.

WittKieffer, USA

Global executive search firm with a presence in major markets around the world: dedicated to delivering leadership solutions that transform organizations, communities and the world.


Evex Medical Corporation, Georgia

Georgia's largest chain of hospitals, with a network of 78 healthcare facilities, clinics, and hospitals to provide a comprehensive range of services, from basic care to complex specialist services.

Pan-European Healthcare Procurement Summit

Not-for-profit organization, based in Belgium, hosting their first conference on healthcare procurement in September 2022.

GS1, Belgium

Global working standards organization, represented by local members in 115 countries, contributing to increasing healthcare supply chain efficiency and improving patient safety.

Mediker Healthcare, Kazakhstan

The largest medical network in Kazakhstan, providing medical services in various regions of Kazakhstan at 20 medical centres.

Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers (APAH)

Supports healthcare managers in achieving high professional standards, contributing to improving their performance and guaranteeing the quality and excellence of health outcomes.

Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP)

Represents private hospitals and aims to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient health system, working with the public sector to put the Portuguese health system at the service of the citizen.

Africa and Eastern Mediterranean

Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University

AKHS: Supporting health activities with initiatives on the approach to health services, governance and management, and environment and climate. AKU: Preparing young people for leadership in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Afghanistan and the UK.

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, India

Private healthcare network offering routine wellness, preventive healthcare, life-saving treatments, and diagnostic services.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

An integral part of Mubadala Health, this multispecialty hospital is an extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population.

Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group, Saudi Arabia

Medical group founded in Riyadh in 1995 with several hospitals and medical centres, pharmacies and specialist facilities, such as fertility, ophthalmology and dermatology centres.

Elegancia Healthcare, Qatar

One of the leading healthcare groups in Qatar, built on the foundation of compassion and global excellence, with a patient-focused commitment to help people lead better and healthier lives.

Mediclinic Middle East

Part of Mediclinic International, a diversified international private healthcare services group, with divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa and the UAE, and shareholding in Spire Healthcare, a UK-based healthcare group.

NMC Healthcare, UAE

Largest integrated private healthcare platform in the UAE and the third largest in Oman, through 11 hospitals and 54 community clinics and specialty care centres.

The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties - SCFHS
Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS)

Responsible for supervising and evaluating training programmes, as well as setting controls and standards for the practice of health professions.

Saudi German Health

Private healthcare provider across the Middle East and North Africa with more than 8,500 healthcare professionals and administrative staff.

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Mayo Clinic
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Mayo Clinic, UAE

In partnership with Mayo Clinic, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi aims to be the preferred Destination Medical Center for serious, complex and rare diseases.

South-east Asia and Western Pacific

Associate members

Associate Members are individual or small groups of private and public hospitals, medical centres, and professional associations.

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Colegio Brasileiro De Executivos Da Saude, Brazil

Non-profit entity dedicated to promoting excellence in healthcare management through education, technical and scientific training and certification of public and private sector executives.

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Canada

A public teaching hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary patient care is delivered through safe and evidence-based approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research.  Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope.

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, USA

 One of Brooklyn’s largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals with 530 inpatient beds, an extensive ambulatory care network and an emergency department and Level I trauma centre that is among the busiest in the region.

The HEAG Pain Management Center, USA

Founded in 2006, with four locations throughout North Carolina that focuses on diagnosing, minimizing and treating pain at it’s different stages (sub-acute and chronic).

University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

A major centre for clinical research and the home of some of the top medical programs in the USA.


Hospital of St John of God, Austria

The oldest religious hospital in Vienna. Not only one of the largest hospitals in the capital, but also one of the most modern, with 1,200 employees.

Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium

An academic centre renowned for leading clinical and customer-friendly patient care, high-quality academic education and ground-breaking scientific research with a major international dimension.

With about 3,000 employees and over 570 beds, the hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services. Offering comprehensive care for patients with complex disorders, 578 physicians specializing in 38 different fields treat more than 650,000 patients every year.

Brussels University Hospital, Belgium

An academic hospital involved in clinical care, teaching missions and scientific research. The hospital has 700 beds, and admits more than 25,000 patients and treats 400,000 outpatients each year, both national and international.

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Belgium

A public, pluralistic university hospital, which is one of the seven Belgian academic hospitals and the only academic hospital in Wallonia.

With more than 6,000 employees, the CHU de Liège is the main employer in the Liège region. In 2021, its employed 5,751 full-time staff. 

Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Belgium

Non-profit academic hospital of the University of Louvain, located in Brussels, Belgium. Four core missions: patient care, education, research, and offering expertise.

Ghent Univerity Hospital, Belgium

Ghent University Hospital is one of the largest and most specialized health care providers in Flanders. The hospital has more than 1,000 beds for acute care and extensive services for ambulatory diagnosis, treatment and care. Annually, about 75,000 patients are admitted and 400,000 outpatients are treated.

PHI “Sveti Vracevi” Bjelina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This public hospital has 8 medical departments, 3 laboratories and a pharmacy. Dr Jakob Jakob Kohut is considered the founder of modern medical care for the population in Bijeljina and was the first doctor in Bijeljina hospital.

Specijalna Bolnica PRIMAMED, Croatia

State-of-the-art specialty hospital whose foundation rests on the medical knowledge of its doctors, the knowledge of its medical staff and extremely strong cooperation with the world's best hospitals and their specialists.

Kuopio University Hospital, Finland

Provider of specialist medical care of the 247,000 citizens in Kuopio. It also caters for the nearly one million inhabitants in Eastern and Central Finland that require specialist medical care for especially demanding cases. As one of Finland's five university hospitals, it provides high-quality care in all medical specialities and conducts internationally-renowned research. It is the largest trainer of physicians in Finland, and one of the largest healthcare industry teaching hospitals in the country.

Oulu University Hospital, Finland

An innovative, research and development-oriented provider of high-quality healthcare. The special responsibility area of Oulu University Hospital covers the whole of Northern Finland – accounting for more than half of Finland's geographical area and home to 741,000 people.

Turun Yliopistollinen Keskussairaala (TYKS), Finland

Patients who require demanding specialised healthcare are admitted to the Turku University Hospital from all around Finland. The district consists of 28 member municipalities with a total of over 470 000 residents. More than 200, 000 people use the services of the Turku University Hospital every year.

Association Nationale des Centres Hospitaliers Locaux, France

The association's main objectives are to promote, defend and recognize local hospitals in the French healthcare system. It represents more than 300 establishments in metropolitan and overseas France.

Fondation Santé Service, France

Created in 1958 on the initiative of the National League against Cancer, the Fondation Santé Service is an expert in hospitalization, nursing care and support for patients at home. It is the leading French player in home hospitalization and cares for patients of all ages, suffering from acute or chronic pathologies, mainly in oncology, palliative care, complex wounds, rehabilitation, perinatal care and geriatrics. It also manages 3 home nursing services, 2 specialised Alzheimer's teams and a home health service provider.

Resah, France

A public interest grouping whose objective is to support the pooling and professionalisation of purchasing in the public and private non-profit health sector. It works with more than 1700 establishments in the health, medico-social and social sector in France and more than 700 suppliers.

Hellenic Health Services Management Association, Greece

Aims at the cultivation, deepening and promotion of health management and economics science and the promotion of research and education in this sector. Also, aims at the scientific, working, professional and cultural development and upgrade of healthcare executives, who deal with health management and economics, the further cultivation and deepening of their scientific knowledge and their constant training.

Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece

The first certified hospital in Greece for the development and the provision of health services in the field of heart transplantation, heart surgery and cardiology for both adults and children.


One of the eight graduate schools of the Università Cattolica, which are centres of excellence in research and advanced training for managers and professionals. ALTEMS offers high-level training characterized by scientific accuracy and international scope to deliver to the future professionals the best tools to actively contribute to the empowerment of healthcare. ALTEMS has trained healthcare managers for over 10 years.

Hospital de Cascais, Portugal

Established in 2010 as an innovative project building a close and positive relationship between the community and health centres. It operates under a public-private partnership serving the population of the municipality of Cascais and eight parishes of the municipality of Sintra.


The Spanish Society of Health Directors is a non-profit organization that brings together people who carry out their professional work in the field of health management or who have an interest in it.

University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland

HUG was created in 1995, and is the largest university hospital in Switzerland, regrouping the eight public hospitals in Geneva and two clinics. They also have 30 outpatient clinics throughout the canton of Geneva.

Insel Gruppe AG, Switzerland

Every year, around 860,000 patients from a wide variety of nations are treated in the group, which combines primary care with top-class university medicine and teaching with research. With more than 10,000 employees, it is an important training institution for young doctors and a top training company for a variety of professions.

Africa and Eastern Mediterranean

Amiri Medical Complex, Afghanistan

Tertiary care 90-bed private hospital in Afghanistan was awarded an Honourable mention at the IHF Awards 2021 in the category Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award for Health Services During Crisis.

King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan

An independent, non-governmental, non-profit, national foundation founded in 2001 by royal decree and headed by HRH Princess Ghida Talal. It is accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) as a disease-specific cancer centre, making it the first centre in the developing world and only the sixth worldwide to earn such a distinction.

Avenue Healthcare, Kenya

 Established as a small nursing home in Nairobi in 1976, it has grown over the years to become one of the biggest players in the secondary healthcare market with a network of 3 fully fledged hospitals and 13 primary care clinics.

Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya

The largest referral and teaching hospital in the country offering specialized services. With a bed capacity of 2,400 beds, it treats 949,000 inpatients and 800,000 outpatients annually. With 50 wards, 24 outpatient clinics, 26 theatres, 82 ICU beds and an accident and emergency department.

The Nairobi Hospital, Kenya

A non-profit organization that is leading in medical expertise and service provision, recognized throughout East Africa and beyond as an advanced diagnostic, treatment and referral centre.

Iwosan Investment Limited, Nigeria

A healthcare investment company dedicated to investing in key infrastructure to improve the Nigerian healthcare market, sustain capacity and widen access to quality healthcare services nationally. 

R-Jolad Hospital, Nigeria

Established in 1982 with a sustained culture of continuous access to affordable healthcare services, expanding from less than 10 beds to 185 beds in multiple locations.

Augusta Victoria Hospital, Palestine

After serving for many years as a secondary care hospital, it is moving towards becoming a specialized centre of medical excellence, providing specialty care for Palestinians from across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with services including a cancer centre, a dialysis unit, and a pediatric centre.

Kindoya Hospital, Sierra Leone

A private sector hospital with a well-established corporate social responsibility reach, serving rural populations especially supporting HIV care, young children, and maternity.

Czech Rehabilitation Hospital, UAE

A JCI-accredited hospital providing adult and pediatric patients with comprehensive rehabilitation care. Managed by Royal Health Rehabilitation Hospitals Management, the hospital cares for patients with a range of functional impairments to reduce impairment, activity limitation, and participation restriction, enabling people to maximize their independence and quality of life.

Moorfields Eye Hospital, UAE

Consists of two overseas centres of excellence and branches of Moorfields London, which is internationally renowned for its clinical, training, and research activities in ophthalmology.

Medland Hospital, Zambia

Zambia's first private hospital offering specialized and comprehensive medical services, including cardiac surgeries and interventional cardiology, orthopaedics and trauma, ophthalmology, paediatrics and neonatology.

Baines Intercare Medical Centre
Baines Intercare Medical Centre, Zimbabwe

Private medical centre in Zimbabwe, committed to developing and delivering next generation, consumer driven healthcare.

South-east Asia and Western Pacific

The Health Roundtable Limited, Australia

Founded in 1995 as a knowledge-sharing collective, we draw upon the experience of thousands of highly skilled clinicians and administrators across Australia and New Zealand, as well as top innovators from the UK, USA, and Canada.

Australasian College of Health Service Management

The peak professional body for health managers in Australasia and brings together health leaders to learn, network and share ideas. The college is an incorporated not-for-profit with approximately 2,500 members.

Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, India

A multi-speciality tertiary and quaternary care hospital, and a frontline provider of comprehensive healthcare in its 244 bed facility in Mumbai.

Academy of Hospital Administration, India

An autonomous professional organization established to carry out health system management development and training. It also conducts postgraduate courses, professional consultancy, research and knowledge exchange through national and international conferences, acts as a think tank, and as an association of hospital, health systems and allied disciplines professionals.

Indian Hospital Association, Vadodara

Non-profit organization with an objective to promote management education in the hospital and health sector of Gujarat. Established as a branch in 1999 and affiliated to the Indian Hospital Association, New Delhi, IHA Vadodara manages a variety of teaching and training programmes. 

P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, India

Established in 1951 in association with Massachusetts General Hospital, this 520 bed facility is one of the leading multispecialty hospitals in India. It employs more than 300 consultants and over 800 nurses amongst its 3600 employees.

Bhina Bhakti Husada Hospital, Indonesia

Inaugurated in May 2018, this hospital was accredited Plenary/Five Star by the Hospital Accreditation Commission (KARS). It is on the way to becoming a referral centre for hospitals and other clinic networks in Central Java, Indonesia.

Paramarta Cardiovascular Hospital
Paramarta Cardiovascular Hospital, Indonesia

The first specialist heart and blood vessel hospital in Bandung, West Java. Uses integrated medical technology and digital hospital information systems to provide prevention, detection, and treatment services.

Daerim Saint Mary’s Hospital, Republic of Korea

Consists of two specialized medical centres and diversified departments equipped with cutting edge hardwear/equipement and specializing in breast and thyroid related diseases/conditions.

Myongji Hospital, Republic of Korea

Founded in 1987, this 596-bed hospital has 31 clinical departments, 19 special centres and 17 special clinics, as well as research and training programmes.

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Northern Mariana Islands

An integrated healthcare system that brings together a wide scope of services including primary, outpatient, and inpatient care; ancillary services including laboratory, pharmacy, and physical therapy; population health services including public and environmental health; and mental and behavioral health services. 

Putra Medical Centre, Malaysia

Healthcare centre with facilities and specialist services including cardiology, ophthalmology, accident and emergency, paediatrics and rehabilition services.

Nyein Hospital, Myanmar

Private hospital established in 2000. Providing emergency healthcare, medical, surgical, obstetrics and gynaecology, rehabilitation, and paediatric specialities.

City Hospital, Myanmar

Private hospital in Mandalay, providing general healthcare services and 24-hour emergency care.

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, Pakistan

One of the largest cancer care centres in Pakistan, including a hospital and research centres in Lahore and Peshawar offering a wide range of healthcare services for the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Davao Regional Medical Centre, Philippines

A training government hospital established in 1969 and now with a capacity of 600 beds, providing public health programmes, training and research.

Lorma Medical Center, Philippines

Founded in 1934 and now the leading private care referral centre for tertiary cases in Northern Luzon. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient specialist services in its 200-bed facility.

Manila Doctors Hospital
Manila Doctors Hospital, Philippines

A tertiary hospital located in Ermita, Manila, Philippines with over 500 beds.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Hospital serving 1.4 million people living in central Singapore, collaborating with 70 community partners and 80 community health posts as an integrated care organization.

Taiwan Medical Center Association

Umbrella organization representing medical centres across Taiwan.

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

A JCI accredited, multi-specialty hospital situated in Linkou, Taiwan. Founded in 1978, CGMH is one of Taiwan's largest, most prestigious, medical and educational centres, containing nearly 4,000 beds and a total of 29 specialty centres.

Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan

Established in 1896, the hospital has grown under the contributions of overseas missionaries and currently has four hospital sites across Changhua County.

Joint Commission of Taiwan, Taiwan

Established in 1999 as a healthcare accreditation body by the then Department of Health, Taiwan Hospital Association, Taiwan Non-Government Hospitals and Clinics Association, and Taiwan Medical Association. Its purpose is to promote, execute, accredit and certify the nation's healthcare quality policies, as well as to strengthen healthcare organizations' service quality management, promote harmony in the relationship between healthcare providers and patients, and enhance the nation's healthcare quality.

Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam

Located in Ho Chi Min City, Cho Ray Hospital is the largest hospital in Vietnam. It was awarded two Honourable Mentions at the IHF Awards 2021 in the categories American College of Healthcare Executives Excellence Award for Leadership and Management and Austco Excellence Award for Quality and Patient Safety.

What we do

Connect internationally

We provide our members with a platform for knowledge exchange and networking with different actors in the health sector. Motivated by a shared commitment to well-managed hospitals, our members act together to improve the standard, quality, and level of healthcare service delivery.

Knowledge exchange

Connect at the annual World Hospital Congress, virtual events, and study tours. Special interest groups focus on the key issues for today’s hospital managers. Annual IHF Awards recognize and share good practice.

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Leadership development

Dedicated groups for association leaders, and women in leadership, a development programme for young executives, and a leadership competencies framework.

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Outreach and partnerships

Advocacy and international collaborations help us to carry out our work more effectively and find creative solutions to support our members facing a variety of challenges.

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Geneva Sustainability Centre

Driving net zero, climate resilient, and sustainable health systems: supporting hospitals to become leaders for sustainability in their communities.

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Reasons to join

Our members are part of a community shaping the future of healthcare around the world. Together, our vision is a world of healthy communities served by well-managed hospitals and health services where individuals can reach their highest potential for health.

With access to our events, peer-to-peer groups, training programmes, and much more, the IHF provides a unique international network for knowledge exchange and collaboration – and we’ve been doing it since 1929!

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Global reach

Our connections to international partners give our members access to global forums focusing on key challenges in the healthcare sector.

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Developing leaders

The training calendar includes a programme for Young Executive Leaders, study tours, and webinars. We connect peers in forums for women leaders and association leaders.

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Events and networks

The annual World Hospital Congress is an unmissable gathering for the IHF community. Our Special Interest Groups connect our members to exchange on the most important current issues.



Showcase your organization’s events and activities across our international communication channels. Submit entries for the prestigious annual IHF Awards.

Want to become a member?

We welcome applications to join the IHF community from a diverse range of hospitals and organizations – including hospital associations, ministries of health, health service and healthcare organizations, professional associations, and other hospital-related companies.

Submit your application and we will contact you to guide you through the process.

What our members say

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What our members say

Paul – Émile Cloutier

President and CEO, HealthCareCAN (IHF Full Member)

HealthCareCAN deeply values its relationship with the IHF, and it is our view that global cooperation and partnerships are a vital component of Canada’s success. Our membership in the IHF for the past seven years has provided our members with international perspectives that have helped drive innovation and excellence in Canada’s health system.

Dr Steve Ueng

President, Taiwan Hospital Association (IHF Full Member)

The Taiwan Hospital Association joined the IHF as a full member in 1970. We are delighted that the IHF provides its members with a platform for knowledge exchange and networking with different actors in the health sector to improve the standard, quality, and level of service delivery.

Matthew Taylor

CEO, NHS Confederation (IHF Full Member)

The greatest strength of IHF membership for us over the last five years has been our ability to connect with leaders across the IHF community, to share our mutual experiences, insights, and expertise. Our collaboration with the IHF has helped us share international best practice with our members as they contend with the mutual challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Simon Tang

Director (Cluster Services), Hong Kong Hospital Authority (IHF Full Member)

As part of the IHF community throughout the years, our staff members have been offered valuable opportunities in knowledge and strategies exchange, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The role of the IHF will become more and more important amid the challenges of chronic illnesses and aging population faced by various hospitals and healthcare associations around the world. We are confident that the IHF will lead us to tackle these challenges ahead.

Anna Riera-Domènech

Associative and healthcare affairs direction, Unió Catalana d’Hospitals (IHF Full Member)

For Unió Catalana d’Hospitals IHF membership means a great opportunity of sharing future’s vision trends of healthcare in a global world. As a healthcare providers association, it is important to learn from others that face the same challenges as ours: a change in demographics, epidemiology and healthcare needs of the population contribute to health policies in each country, support healthcare management professionalization and, therefore, contribute to boost healthcare systems through improving quality of healthcare management and healthcare delivery.

The IHF is a key platform for a comprehensive international dialogue, ideas sharing and networking, partnership and knowledge exchange, to keep on helping our members to be sustainable and efficient, in order to achieve, all together, our fundamental goal: improve healthcare delivery quality to assure a fairer and healthier life for our people. It is a commitment of the healthcare community.

Lily Koros Tare

CEO, Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya (IHF Associate Member)

We joined the IHF in 2014 after recognizing it as a perfect platform to share ideas and learn more on transformational leadership, innovations and best practices in service delivery, in a time of emerging global health challenges. Our participation at the IHF’s World Hospital Congress has exposed us to simple practical ideas and innovations which, if applied in complex environments, greatly impact health outcomes. Indeed, the IHF provides unique opportunities for great minds in healthcare leadership to explore practical solutions to promote quality healthcare and patient safety in a cost-effective manner.

Rufino L Macagba

Chairman and President, Lorma Medical Center, Philippines (IHF Associate Member)

As a member who has participated in IHF study tours and conferences, I have gained a lot of new insights and new friends. I believe IHF and its publications are useful sources of new information on international healthcare, hospital management and trends. IHF Membership serves to increase my hospital’s international profile.

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Listening to our members

We prioritize the areas that matter most to our members. Every year, we survey our community to benchmark our value to them. We use the feedback to improve our programmes and services. You can read move about our performance and achievements in our annual activity reports.

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Have more questions?

  • How can my organization become a member?

    Submit your application and we will contact you to guide you through the process. We will get to know you and your organization a little, select the right type of membership for you, and follow our governance process to bring you on board.

  • Is my organization already a member?

    If your organization is part of a national hospital authority, you could already be an affiliated member. You can look for your hospital authority in our list of members above. If you are not sure, you can contact us to ask for help.

  • What are the differences between the types of membership?

    Full membership is reserved for national or regional hospital associations, and ministries of health. 

    Premier associate members come from include hospital and healthcare organizations with five or more facilities, as well as entities such as healthcare purchasing companies. 

    Our associate members are individual or small groups of private and public hospitals, medical centres, and professional associations.

  • How much does membership cost?

    Fees for full members are calculated on the basis of National GNI and World Bank classification of countries. 

    Grants for hospital associations in low-income countries to join as members are available from the Dr Kwang Tae Kim Trust Fund.

    Premier Associate membership: 10,000 CHF (Swiss francs)

    Group Associate membership:

    • 2 to 5 healthcare facilities: 5,000 CHF (Swiss francs)
    • over 5 healthcare facilities: Premier Associate membership at 10,000 CHF

    Stand-alone Associate membership: 1,000 CHF (Swiss francs)

  • What are the benefits of IHF membership?

    Membership opens doors to an international community of like-minded leaders and professionals. Through exchange and collaboration, we support our members to deliver more efficient and sustainable healthcare worldwide. We provide value through a range of events and activities, including:

    • World Hospital Congress
    • IHF Awards
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