The Suburban Hospital Alliance ensures that the specific concerns of suburban hospitals from the Hudson Valley and Long Island regions are heard in Albany and Washington. Advocacy issues related to reimbursement, managed care, performance improvement, community health, workforce and rational regulations dominate the Suburban Hospital Alliance’s agenda, as suburban hospitals often have a perspective distinct from the concerns of those in rural and urban areas. The Suburban Hospital Alliance offers strength in numbers and has been influential in securing positive legislation and regulation reforms for hospitals and the patients they serve.
The Suburban Hospital Alliance was informally founded in 2006 by the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council. NorMet represents hospitals in the Hudson Valley and NSHC represents hospitals on Long Island. These two organizations officially formed the Suburban Hospital Alliance in 2012; NorMet and NSHC continue to represent their individual regions for region-specific matters.