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.

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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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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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THA Statement on U.S. District Court’s ACA Ruling

(Dec. 16) In response to the ruling Friday from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, the Texas Hospital Association released the following statement by Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO. "The ruling Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional will increase the number of Texans without health insurance and hospitals' uncompensated care costs, yielding clinical and financial outcomes that are bad for Texas ...

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Texas Hospital Association Honors State Representative Sarah Davis

Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy

(Dec. 7) The Texas Hospital Association last week honored State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place) with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award in recognition of her work during the 85th legislative session on behalf of hospitals and health care policy ...

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    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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    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.

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

Texas Hospitals’ Commitment to Addressing the Opioid Crisis: As anchors in Texas communities and public health advocates, Texas hospitals have taken a proactive leadership role in responding to the opioid crisis gripping not just the state but the nation. Download

Texas Hospitals Working Together to Improve Health Care for Pregnant Women and New Mothers: Through Texas AIM, Texas hospitals are implementing evidence-based care guidelines to improve maternal care and reduce preventable maternal mortality and morbidity. Download

Rural Hospital Financing:: This document, the fourth in the Texas Hospital Association’s series on hospital financing, examines the special financing arrangements in Medicaid and Medicare that target the unique needs and vulnerabilities of rural hospitals. 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.