MHCA is an alliance of select
organizations that provide behavioral health and/or related services. It is designed to
strengthen members' competitive position, enhance their leadership capabilities
and facilitate their strategic networking opportunities.
MHCA will be the association of high performing
providers of behavioral health and/or related services which envision and
deliver innovative and effective community health solutions. Operating as a
member driven organization, MHCA will develop leaders, initiate change, and be
distinguished by innovation, entrepreneurism and collaboration.
Statement of Values
We believe that our collective
talents, knowledge, and experiences can most often produce better results than
our individual efforts and that a network of committed individuals working
together can bring about profound change.
We nurture an atmosphere of
personal and professional trust, sharing, and peer support within our
We provide a culture of inviting
hospitality and high expectation wherein we promote executive education and
encourage continued learning.
Membership in MHCA is by invitation only. It is the organization's intent to
include in its network only the highest quality behavioral healthcare
organizations in the country.
MHCA is a results-oriented organization that operates in a fast, flexible, and
focused mode. It takes pride in the purposeful and productive involvement and
participation of its members. Because it is composed of members who share common
visions and priorities, MHCA is able to quickly determine its objectives, commit
the necessary resources, and accomplish its goals.
Looking Ahead, Preparing for Tomorrow
heart of MHCA's purpose and work is a belief that community behavioral health
providers must rise to the challenges presented by a transforming healthcare
delivery system. Members
recognize that major shifts are occurring in demographics, technology, politics,
the economy and organizational frameworks. There is an increasing demand to
contain cost, deliver more efficient and measurable services and engage
employees whose skills and personal/professional investment reflect the
organization's commitment to excellence.
Through their membership in MHCA, these organizations are encouraged to learn
best practices from each other and are introduced to top-notch, nationally
recognized leaders in management reform and healthcare delivery. Members
regularly examine their corporate vision and are given tools to anticipate
For today's work, for tomorrow's promise...with an appreciation for all that
yesterday offered as a foundation of service, MHCA stands ready to equip its
members to provide their communities excellent behavioral healthcare in the most
accessible, affordable and accountable form. It is what the public demands. It
is what MHCA members expect of themselves.