Texas Hospitals’ Use of Plain Language Emergency Alerts Grows
(March 1) Hospitals across Texas continue to transition from hospital-specific, color-based emergency codes to standardized, plain language alerts as part of their work to promote safety, reduce errors and increase transparency of communications and safety protocols ...
Texas Hospital Association Endorses Use of Voluntary Emergency Department Prescribing Guidelines to Curb Opioid Misuse and Abuse
Texas hospitals lead initiative to reduce opioid deaths
(Feb. 9) The Texas Hospital Association recommends that Texas hospitals voluntarily adopt its guidelines to advise prescribers working in hospital emergency departments of ways to minimize inappropriate use of opioid painkillers and ultimately reduce the number of opioid-related deaths ...
Texas Hospital Association Releases Special Report On Hospital Disaster Response During Hurricane Harvey
Report Offers Findings and Recommendations to Improve Disaster Preparedness and Response for Future Events
(Feb. 7) The Texas Hospital Association today released a special report analyzing Texas hospitals’ disaster response before, during and after Hurricane Harvey, including findings and recommendations for future preparation strategies ...
Texas Hospital Association Honors Barclay Berdan
HOSPAC Star Award Recognizes Hospital Leader’s Advocacy and Engagement
(Feb. 6) The Texas Hospital Association and its political action committee, HOSPAC, today honored Barclay Berdan, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources in Arlington, with the 2017 HOSPAC Star Award for his commitment to political and public policy advocacy ...