Advocating for Texas Hospitals

Whether in Austin, elsewhere across Texas, or Washington, D.C., the Texas Hospital Association works year-round for patients and hospitals, advocating for the best possible health care environment across the state. From bolstering the hospital workforce, to advancing behavioral and maternal health care – and much more – THA listens to, shapes and drives the conversations that determine health policy, making sure that Texas hospitals’ voices are heard.

Video Recap: THA Furthers Health Care, Defends Hospitals During 2023 Legislative Session

Facing anti-hospital rhetoric again and again during this year’s general session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Hospital Association remained undeterred. THA advanced crucial legislation for health care and hospitals, and also stopped potentially devastating legislation from becoming law.

From the Desk of John Hawkins

From the CEO’s Desk

Keep up with the most pressing issues facing hospitals today with messages from THA’s Chief Executive Officer John Hawkins.


Texas Hospitals Sound Alarm on Legislation That Would Dismantle Outpatient Hospital Care

March 29, 2023

A new bill gaining traction at the Texas Capitol would have devastating impacts on access to health care and health care affordability. House Bill 1692 – set for a Texas House committee hearing on Thursday – would prohibit “facility fee” payments for health care services provided off a hospital campus.…

Texas Hospital Association Announces Annual Award Winners

February 14, 2023

The Texas Hospital Association is currently hosting its THA Annual Conference & Expo virtually and in-person in Austin. THA’s 2022 award winners were announced to attendees from across the state during today’s conference events.

Christopher Durovich of Children’s Health Receives Prestigious Earl M. Collier Award 

February 14, 2023

The Texas Hospital Association names Christopher Durovich, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Health, as the recipient of the 2022 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration in recognition of his dedication to the health care industry.


Cybersecurity Webinar: Best Practices to Keep Hospitals Safe from Cyberattacks

October 4, 2023, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

In an era marked by a swift surge in cyber threats, hospitals find themselves confronting a pressing challenge – the escalating vulnerability of sensitive data to cyber criminals. We invite you to an insightful session led by two prominent cybersecurity experts to shed light on this critical issue. Industry leaders,…

Texas Health Law Conference

October 8–10, 2023

Join us in Austin in October for this annual event, provided by the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. It is a popular draw for attorneys who work in the health care sector or advise health care clients in private practice and in-house counsel organizations.

Quality & Behavioral Health Conference

October 12–13, 2023

Oct. 12-13, 2023Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center This conference combines the previously named Quality and Patient Safety Conference and Behavioral Health Conference into two days of education exclusively for quality and behavioral health professionals. With two distinct content tracks, this in-person event will cover the latest hot topics…

We are the Texas Hospital Association

Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ more than 400,000 health care professionals statewide.

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