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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.

THA Annual Conference 2019 Legislative Session
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THA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo
The THA Annual Conference and Expo brings together health care leaders from across Texas. The 2019 conference is Feb. 21-22 at the JW Marriott.

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David Huffstutler of St. David’s HealthCare and HCA Healthcare Receives Prestigious Texas Hospital Association Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration

(Feb. 21) The Texas Hospital Association named David Huffstutler, president and CEO of St. David’s HealthCare in Austin and president of the Central & West Texas Division of HCA Healthcare, the recipient of the 2018 THA Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration in recognition of his dedication to the health care industry for almost 40 years. THA presented the award today at the 2019 THA Annual Conference and Expo in Austin ...

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Texas Hospital Association Endorses Access Physicians For Multispecialty Telemedicine

(Feb. 21) The Texas Hospital Association today announced the endorsement of Access Physicians, one of the leading providers of inpatient, multispecialty telemedicine ...

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Texas Hospitals Support A Strong Health Care Infrastructure

Texas Hospital Association Outlines Public Policy Priorities for a Healthier Texas

(Jan. 7) When the 86th Texas Legislature opens tomorrow, Texas hospitals will bring an agenda focused on strengthening the state’s health care infrastructure to meet the health care needs of all Texas residents and communities ...

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Texas Hospital Association Announces 2019 Board Of Trustees

(Jan. 2) The Texas Hospital Association has elected its 2019 Board of Trustees. New members and officers officially begin their terms on Jan. 1, 2019. Sally A. Hurt-Deitch, RN, chief nursing officer and vice president patient care services at Tenet Healthcare, begins her one-year term as chair. Chris Durovich, president/ CEO of Children’s Health in Dallas, will serve as chair-elect ...

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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

Contact Info

Contact Info

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.