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Thanks for attending the THA 2020 Annual Conference and Expo, bringing together health care leaders from across Texas and featuring sessions designed for clinical, policy, legal, technology and governance positions.

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Read the January/February 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine

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Texas Hospitals magazine
In the January/February 2020 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, a preview of the 2020 election, a deep dive into pediatric mental health, vaping and rising uninsured rates, an inside look at biosimilars and more!

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George Hernández Of University Health System Receives Prestigious Texas Hospital Association Earl M. Collier Award For Distinguished Health Care Administration

(Feb. 18) The Texas Hospital Association named George Hernández, J.D., president and CEO of University Health System in San Antonio, as the recipient of the 2019 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration in recognition of his dedication to the health care industry for the last 30 years ...

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Shannon Health System Receives the Texas Hospital Association’s Bill Aston Award for Quality

Honored in the non-teaching hospital category for the implementation of its care coordination program

(Feb. 18) The Texas Hospital Association named Shannon Health System as the recipient of the 2019 Bill Aston Award for Quality in the non-teaching hospital category. THA presented the award Feb. 14 at the 2020 THA Annual Conference and Expo in San Antonio ...

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Houston Methodist Hospital, The Woodlands Receives The Texas Hospital Association’s Bill Aston Award For Quality

Honored in the small, urban hospital category for its initiative to reduce surgical site infections

(Feb. 18) The Texas Hospital Association named Houston Methodist Hospital, The Woodlands as the recipient of the 2019 Bill Aston Award for Quality in the small, urban hospital category. THA presented the award Feb. 14 at the 2020 THA Annual Conference and Expo in San Antonio ...

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CHI St. Luke’s Health Receives the Texas Hospital Association’s Bill Aston Award for Quality

Honored in the large teaching hospital category for its work to reduce hospital-acquired infections

(Feb. 18) The Texas Hospital Association named CHI St. Luke’s in Houston as the recipient of the 2019 Bill Aston Award for Quality in the large teaching hospital category. THA presented the award Feb. 14 at the 2020 THA Annual Conference and Expo in San Antonio ...

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Recent White Papers

Recent White Papers

The Texas Hospital Association often publishes white papers on issues affecting Texas hospitals and the health care of Texans.

Texas Hospitals’ 2020 Federal Policy Priorities
The Texas Hospital Association appreciates the opportunity to work with the Texas Congressional delegation to ensure hospitals across the state have the support they need to provide the highest quality of care. To achieve these goals, hospitals need financial stability and a fair regulatory environment. Download

Texas Hospitals’ 2020 State Policy Priorities
Leading the nation in population and job growth, Texas has one of the country’s strongest economies. Yet, no other state has more residents without health insurance, and no other state has experienced more hospital closures in rural communities. Download

Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule Could Upend Health Care Safety Net: The stability of Texas’ health care safety net is in jeopardy as a proposed federal rule seeks to severely limit states’ ability to draw down critical federal Medicaid payments that hospitals nationwide use to ensure access to essential care for Medicaid enrollees and the uninsured. Download

1115 Waiver Is Critical for Texas’ Health Care Safety Net: Texas’ current Medicaid 1115 Waiver and its funding, worth approximately $25 billion over five years, expires Sept. 30, 2022. Texas hospitals strongly support the waiver and its ability to protect the health care safety net and improve health care delivery and outcomes for Texans. Download

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The Texas Hospital Association would like to hear from both its members and from the public for whom Texan hospitals and health systems work to keep healthy.