From the capitol to regulatory agencies, THA represents the interests of its member hospitals/health systems. With in-depth knowledge of issues that matter most to Texas hospitals, THA is frequently asked to provide expert testimony and help craft rules to implement recently passed legislation. THA also provides Texas hospitals with a presence in Washington, D.C.


THA offers hospital administrators and staff a broad range of continuing education focused on enhancing hospital operations and performance. In the health care industry, change is constant. With this in mind, THA develops programs to help members strategize and meet head-on the challenges of frequent changes in regulations and obligations. Use the Event Calendar to find upcoming educational opportunities.

Health Care Strategic Communication Summit, Jan. 25


Op-Ed: Texas should invest in health care

(Dec. 28) When state lawmakers return to Austin in January, the one bill they must pass is a balanced state budget. The budget will govern revenue collection and spending for 2018-2019 and pay for education, children’s protective services, public safety and other essential government services. One of those essential services is health care ... Read more

Property Tax Impact of Reduced Hospital Funding Could Be Severe

(Dec. 14) New data analyses show that nearly 75 percent of Texas’ local taxing entities soon could have to increase taxes on property owners by more than 8 percent to continue vital health care services in their communities. These property tax hikes would be necessary if proposed federal funding cuts to Texas hospitals’ supplemental payments become reality ... Read more

President-elect Trump Nominates HHS Secretary, CMS Administrator

(Nov. 29) Texas hospitals look forward to working with U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) in his new role as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ... Read more

THA Statement on Election's Impact on Health Care

(Nov. 9) Following the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States Tuesday, the Texas Hospital Association released the following statement by Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO ... Read more

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