Advocating for Texas Hospitals

Whether in Austin, Texas or Washington, D.C., the Texas Hospital Association is at the forefront of policy issues that impact Texas hospitals most. From advocating for adequate COVID-19 resources to ensuring a robust Texas health care workforce, THA is the collective advocacy voice for Texas hospitals.



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.


Joint Commission Updates on Workplace Violence

May 31, 2023, 12:00–1:30 p.m.

Attend this session to learn the new and revised workplace violence prevention standards that the Joint Commission put in place in 2022. All Joint Commission-accredited hospitals will be expected to comply with these standards. The new standards provide a framework to guide hospitals in developing effective workplace violence prevention systems,…

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2023 – Part 3

June 7, 2023, 12:00–2:00 p.m.

The Critical Access Manual has seen multiple changes over the last few years. From all new tag numbers and new requirements for QAPI, to Infection Prevention and Control, and the Antibiotic Stewardship Program, this five-part series will cover the CAN manual and more.  Attendees will learn details about the Conditions…

Policy and Regulatory Updates on Workplace Violence

June 8, 2023, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

The THA advocacy team will dive into the numerous bills put before the Texas Legislature that most affect hospital workforce. These include issues such as staffing, workplace violence and funding the workforce.   Registration Pricing Member: $165Non-Member: $199Registration includes unlimited connections per registered facility.

THA Supports Behavioral Health in Texas

One in five Texans experience a mental health condition each year. Half a million Texas children have a serious emotional disturbance. More than two-thirds of people with a behavioral health condition get no treatment for that condition.

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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