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AHA Resource Center
American Hospital Association
155 North Wacker Drive
Suite 400
Chicago, IL   60606

Telephone: (312) 422-2050
Fax:         (312) 422-4700

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Central Time, Monday - Friday

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ABOUT THE AHA RESOURCE CENTER COLLECTION

In today's dynamic health care environment, access to timely, high-quality information is vital. Analysts, consultants, educators, researchers, legal staff, health care professionals, and other leaders from across the nation make the AHA Resource Center their first choice for health services administration information. Through a staff of information specialists, a network of information resources, and an array of customized information delivery services, the AHA Resource Center serves as a centralized source for information on a broad array of health care issues. The AHA Resource Center houses the most extensive collection of books and historic documents on health care administration available in the world. For over 75 years, the AHA Resource Center has gathered information on hospital and health services administration, with a collection of more than 66,000 volumes of both current and historical materials. Encompassed in this collection are resources on the organization, design, and management of hospitals, health systems, health services, and integrated delivery networks, as well as the social and public policy issues related to community health status, access to health services, health care financing, and community accountability. In addition to a unique collection of books, the Resource Center also offers journals and newsletters, audiovisual products, and an extensive collection of reference materials. On-site access to the collection is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. central time, Monday through Friday. Registration is required for all visitors. At the time of registration, members must present documentation of personal membership with AHA or affiliation with an institutional member or associate member of AHA. Nonmembers may pay the access fee by cash, check, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or Visa). The Resource Center has a variety of print and electronic information sources available on-site. Books published before 1990 and selected pre-1975 periodical volumes are stored in an off-site facility and should be requested at least 24 hours in advance to ensure their availability for on-site use. Access to historical resources requires an appointment. In addition to loans of materials from the collection, the AHA Resource Center offers a variety of other document delivery and information and data retrieval services to address both immediate and ongoing information needs. Additional information on the Resource Center's services, service policies, and fees is available through the AHA web site at:

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