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NAHSE History

NAHSE places its origin as far back as the early 1930’s, when a group of black health executives formed what was then called the National Hospital Association (NHA), an affiliate of the National Medical Association (NMA). In 1936, a meeting of all “Negro hospital executives” was called and held at Lincoln Hospital in Durham, NC. At that meeting, the NHA was renamed the National Conference of Hospital Administration (NCHA). Dr. Albert W. Dent was named Chairman and Mr. John Procope was named Secretary-Treasurer.


After several changes in leadership, the Conference’s activities were limited to one informal meeting held in conjunction with the annual AHA meeting and in 1968, NAHSE was formed.

As an organization we must continue our efforts to ensure diversity is celebrated and that executive suites across this country reflect the individuals and communities we serve. We must ensure that all individuals have access to affordable, quality healthcare services.

Richelle R. Webb Dixon, National NAHSE Past-President

Our Mission

Promote the advancement and development of black health care leaders and elevate the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. 

Our Mission

Our Vision

NAHSE will be recognized globally as the premier professional membership society for Blacks in health care management. NAHSE strives to improve the health status, economic opportunities and educational advancement of the communities we serve.

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