• Hurricane Harvey Resource Center

As the Texas coast deals with Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Hospital Association is ready to assist member facilities that are affected. Staff is participating in preparedness and readiness discussions at the state and federal levels and distributes information to member hospitals as necessary and responds to individual member needs. This page will be updated regularly as events unfold.

Jeffrey M. Canose, M.D., FACHE, Chairman of the THA Board of Trustees and chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Texas Health Resources in Arlington, discusses THA’s response to Hurricane Harvey in the Aug. 31 issue of THA’s Health Care Advocate.

Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy quality/public health, 512/465-1043

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THA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund

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How To Apply For Fund Assistance

For Hospitals: Click here for instructions and forms to request funds for employees

For Employees: Download this form (Form A) to request assistance funds. Submit this form to your hospital.

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Resources for Communication Staffs

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To submit a request for public assistance, hospitals may contact the Public Assistance Division within the Texas Department of Emergency Management at 512/424-2208.

Survey for Member Hospitals to Provide Financial Estimates and Other Information – Due Sept. 11 (Sept. 6)

Helping Families Deal With the Stress of Relocation After a Disaster

TDSHS Provides Updated Newborn Screening Guidance (Sept. 7)

Hurricane Harvey—Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning (Sept. 3)

Attention Johnson & Johnson Customers (Aug. 28)

Please note that Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. will place all temperature controlled product on hold in areas that may have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey until Carriers can safely deliver product. For assistance with emergency orders, please call Customer Services, 1-800-255-2500 or contact your local sales representative.

THHSC Requests for Emergency Medicaid and CHIP Waivers

Federal and State Waivers: Status of Waivers of Operational and Financial Requirements for Harvey-Affected Hospitals (Updated Sept. 5)

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How to Help

Cash is best.

Financial contributions to recognized disaster relief organizations are the fastest, most flexible and effective method of donating.

Donate: THA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund

Donate your time and resources.

Trusted organizations operating in the affected area know where health care volunteers and supplies are needed and can ensure proper delivery.

  Volunteer opportunities for health care professionals:

Things to Know Before Volunteering: Liability and Insurance Protections

Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry

SETRAC Clinical Volunteer Survey

Supplemental Staffing

  Donate supplies and other assistance:

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster