Advocating for Texas Hospitals

Whether in Austin, elsewhere across Texas, or Washington, D.C., the Texas Hospital Association works year-round for patients and hospitals, advocating for the best possible health care environment across the state.

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From the Desk of John Hawkins

From the CEO’s Desk

Keep up with the most pressing issues facing hospitals today with messages from THA’s Chief Executive Officer John Hawkins.

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HOSPAC: Agents of Change

HOSPAC: Agents of Change

Through bolstering the best candidates for health care, THA’s political action committee paves the way to provide Texans the care they need.


THA, Texas Hospitals to Honor Sacrifices of Health Care Heroes on First COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day

February 29, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 29, 2024) – This Monday, the Texas Hospital Association and hospitals across the state will observe the first of many important annual reminders about what the state’s patients and frontline workers endured during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Hospital Association Announces Annual Award Winners

February 15, 2024

Today the Texas Hospital Association announced its annual award winners during the THA Annual Conference, hosted virtually and in-person in Dallas.

Texas Hospitals, Nurses Launch Toolkit to Help Prevent Violence Against Health Workers

December 13, 2023

Texas hospitals have partnered with Texas nurses to launch a new workplace violence prevention toolkit to guide hospitals in the implementation of two new state laws designed to bolster protection for health care employees.


Patient Rights Webinar Series – Part 1

June 26, 2024, 12:00 p.m.–June 20, 2024, 2:00 p.m.

Part One– Abuse, Restraints and Seclusion and other Patient Rights Issues Hospitals, critical access hospitals and rural emergency hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as DNV and Joint Commission, Patient Rights and Responsibilities Condition…

Patient Rights Webinar Series – Part 2

July 10, 2024, 12:00–2:00 p.m.

Part Two–Provision of Care in Safe Environment—Update on Patient Rights and Suicide Prevention According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as Det Norske Veritas, Inc. (DNV) and Joint Commission, one of the most cited deficiencies at the immediate jeopardy level is under patient’s rights regarding the rights of patient to…

EMTALA Update 2024 – Part 1

August 14, 2024, 12:00–2:00 p.m.

Every hospital that has a dedicated emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid payment must follow the federal law and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Hospitals without such emergency departments must comply with…

We are the Texas Hospital Association

Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ more than 400,000 health care professionals statewide.

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