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THA’s COVID-19 Resource Center is Texas’ hospitals go-to for the latest updates, guidance and information on COVID-19. Hospitals fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic are encouraged to use these resources in their COVID-19 response.

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Stay up-to-date on the policy, legislative and regulatory issues impacting Texas hospitals at the state and federal levels.

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In the November/December issue of Texas Hospitals magazine, we cover the retirement of THA CEO Ted Shaw and also longtime governance executive Ollie Jo Bozeman; Christmas traditions, the THA Education staff; the return of our Flu Shot Clinic; and more.

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Banda to Lead THA’s New Lobby Team

(Jan. 19) The Texas Hospital Association today announced that Jennifer Banda will lead the association’s lobby team as senior vice president of advocacy and public policy, replacing John Hawkins who recently took the helm as THA’s new president and CEO ...

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THA Secures Top Excellence Award

(Dec. 1) The Texas Hospital Association has earned this year’s top performance award from the California Council for Excellence for its work in the areas of leadership, governance, finance, workforce and customer outcomes ...

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THA Announces New President/CEO

John Hawkins to Take the Helm Jan. 1

(Nov. 8) Following a nationwide search, the Texas Hospital Association has selected longtime advocacy veteran John Hawkins to lead the organization, replacing Ted Shaw who retires at the end of the year. ...

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THA Statement on Action to Prohibit Vaccines

(Oct. 12) The Texas Hospital Association issues the following statement on new state action attempting to prohibit vaccine mandates by any entity. The statement is from Ted Shaw, THA president and CEO ...

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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.

Local Provider Participation Funds in Texas: The local provider participation fund resource shows where LPPFs currently exist and the state legislation that authorizes them. Local hospital districts created LPPFs as a way to provide the non-federal share of Medicaid payments. Download

Health Care and the 87th Texas Legislature: Outcomes for Texas Hospitals: Texas hospitals secured a number of impressive funding and policy wins during the 2021 legislative session. This recap report describes the politics and policies driving Texas' health care landscape and the outcomes for Texas hospitals. Download

Losing Texas’ Waiver Extension Destabilizes the Health Care Safety Net: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on April 16 rescinded the 10-year extension of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver that the previous administration approved in January. Download

2022-2023 State Budget Priorities: Maintaining hospital rates, pursuing a federal "IMD Exclusion" waiver for Medicaid clients' access to inpatient psychiatric care and new funding to protect the health care safety net are among Texas hospitals' top priorities for the 2022-2023 state budget. 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.