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Lance Lunsford, senior vice president, strategic communications, and Evan Smith, president and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, discuss THA's 2019 Annual Conference and Expo and the opening of the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

2019 Legislative Session
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Read the January/February issue of Texas Hospitals Magazine


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In the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, political experts consider the opportunities to make bipartisan strides to improve health care in the Texas, and hospital leaders discuss emotional intelligence in health care.

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Cost To Texas Economy Of Uninsured Could Exceed $178 Billion

Broad Coalition of Health Care, Business Groups Releases New Economic Research

(Feb. 22) Amid record job and population growth, new research reveals total economic losses for Texas associated with the impact of uninsured patients could reach almost $180 billion by 2040 – an increase of more than $121 billion from 2016 ...

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Robbie Dewberry Receives Pioneer Award From Texas Hospital Association

Recognized for his dedication to community and employees

(Feb. 22) The Texas Hospital Association awarded its Pioneer Award to Mitchell County Hospital District CEO Robbie Dewberry for his successful efforts in outstanding financial performance, as well as his commitment and devotion to hospital employees and community ...

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Hill Country Memorial Receives Bill Aston Award For Quality From Texas Hospital Association

Honored in the rural category for hospital’s initiative to reduce opioid use

(Feb. 22) The Texas Hospital Association awarded the Bill Aston Award for Quality in the rural category to Hill Country Memorial (HCM) in Fredericksburg ...

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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford Receives Bill Aston Award For Quality From Texas Hospital Association

Fort Worth-Area Hospital garners award in non-research, non-teaching category

(Feb. 22) The Texas Hospital Association awarded Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford the Bill Aston Award for Quality in the non-research, non-teaching hospital category ...

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Ted Shaw Blog
    • 12/21/2018 9:19:00 AM
    Stay connected during the 86th Texas Legislative Session by downloading THA’s newest app to your IOS or Android device. Just search “THA Legislative Session App” in the Apple App Store or Google Pl...
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    • 12/14/2018 9:36:00 AM
    Texas hospitals share a common mission, no matter their community. We are stronger together. We must resist the urge to let our adjectives – rural, urban, children’s, specialty – define us. We are ...
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    • 11/29/2018 5:18:00 PM
    From opioid overdose treatments in the emergency department to treating complications of opioid use disorders in inpatient settings, Texas hospitals see the ravages of the state’s growing opioid epid...
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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’ 2019 Federal Policy Priorities: Texas hospitals work closely with the U.S. Congress to advocate for financial stability and regulatory relief. Learn more about hospitals’ federal policy priorities. Download

Texas Hospitals Focus on Maternal and Newborn Health: Promoting the health of mother and babies is a priority for Texas hospitals. Learn more about the policy requirements and proactive steps hospitals have implemented and taken to support this goal. Download

Hospital Payment Sources: While they serve diverse communities across the state, Texas hospitals are unified under one core mission: providing the highest quality care to every Texan in need. Fair and equitable payment is critical to achieving this goal. This document provides an overview of the major sources of hospital payments and why reimbursement often is insufficient. Download

Implementing Texas’ New DNR Law: Hospital and Patient Impact: THA is working with all our members to ensure compliance and to identify areas where the law needs improving to better protect patients’ rights and preserve physicians’ ability to practice medicine. Download

Texas’ Trauma Hospitals Are Integral to an Effective Trauma Care System: Access to specialized trauma care is something all Texans need. Texas trauma hospitals need continued state funding to support their life-saving work. 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.