Information for Texas Hospitals on COVID-19
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  • COVID-19 Resource Center

  • THA-Member PPE Sharing Network

    Matching hospitals in critical need with hospitals that have extra supplies for sale or donation.

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  • COVID-19 Digital Toolkit

    Co-brand and use resources in THA's digital toolkit

  • COVID-19 Resource Center

Texas hospitals are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Keeping Texans healthy and safe is central to the mission of every hospital, no matter the size, location or type. Texas hospitals are encouraged to use the following resources and guidance in the COVID-19 response.

The Texas Hospital Association is a voice for Texas hospitals and safe, high quality health care for all Texans. Read THA's op ed that ran in the March 26 Austin American-Statesman to learn how Texas hospitals are working to protect frontline staff and bolster the state's response to COVID-19. We thank our members for working day and night to fight this outbreak and protect Texans.

Contact:
Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy quality/public health, 512/465-1043
Cesar Lopez, J.D., associate general counsel, 512/465-1027
Sharon Beasley, legal manager, 512/465-1030

Resources for Hospitals

THA’s State & Federal Waivers: Get the latest updates on the waivers THA requested and the approvals for them.

Vendors Offering COVID-19 Assistance

As COVID-19 continues to spread, vendors are reaching out to THA to offer unsolicited products and services—from medical supplies to hotel rooms—to help hospitals fight this pandemic. THA is compiling the vendors and their offers in the following list to connect members with potential suppliers. Please note that THA has not verified the legitimacy of these offers, and all items and services are available for purchase unless otherwise noted. THA updates the vendor list each day as offers come in.

Digital Toolkit

  • Social media posts for your organization’s social networks promoting prevention measures, symptom education and information about at-risk populations.

  • Digital display ads that can be shared on your websites. Standard display sizes include: 728x90, 300x600, 320x110 and 300x250.

  • Digital images that can be shared as public service announcements in your organization’s email communications and e-newsletters.

  • Video for social networks thanking Texas health care heroes for their dedication to protect and heal their communities.

THA Member Alerts and Actions

Members: Click the link below to access a library of COVID-19 updates from the Texas Hospital Association sent to members.

Read COVID-19 Updates

Press Release: Texas Hospitals Convene New COVID-19 Taskforce (3/12/20)

Taskforce Members

Allen Harrison
President/CEO
Methodist Healthcare System
San Antonio
Chair, THA COVID-19 Taskforce

Craig Rhyne, M.D.
Regional Chief Medical Officer
Covenant Health System
Lubbock

Sam Bagchi, M.D.
EVP/Chief Clinical Officer
CHRISTUS Health
Irving

Ken Mitchell, M.D.
SVP/Chief Medical Officer
St. David’s HealthCare
Austin

Angela Shippy, M.D.
Senior Vice President/Chief Medical & Quality Officer
Memorial Hermann Health System
Houston

Georgia Thomas, RN, FACHE
Associate VP of Regional Clinical Effectiveness
Memorial Hermann Health System
Houston

Jim Morrison, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer/EVP
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center
Waco

Doug Lawson, Ph.D.
CEO
CHI St. Luke’s Health
Houston

Russell Meyers
President/CEO
Midland Memorial Hospital

Cindy Ann Stout, DNP, RN CEO
El Paso Children’s Hospital

David Lakey, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
The University of Texas System
Austin

Fred Cerise, M.D.
CEO
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Dallas

Michael Lee, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Matagorda Regional Medical Center

Jayne Pope, RN, FACHE
CEO
Hill Country Memorial Hospital
Fredericksburg

Pam Bradshaw, DNP, RN
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer
Shannon Medical Center
San Angelo

Mary Robinson, Ph.D., RN
Chief Nursing Officer of Reliable Health
Texas Health Resources
Arlington

Brian Becker, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Ascension Providence
Waco

Kristi Jordan
Associate Commissioner for Health Care Regulation
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Austin

Gary Floyd, M.D.
Pediatrician
Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees
Keller

Imelda Garcia
Associate Commissioner for Laboratory & Infectious Diseases
Texas Department of State Health Services

Robert Hendler, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Texas Hospital Association
Austin

THA and THA Members Testify on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Carrie Kroll, THA’s vice president of advocacy, quality & public health, Donna Boatright, CEO, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, and Brent Kaziny, medical director of emergency management and emergency center attending physician, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, testified before the Texas House Public Health Committee on March 10 on Texas hospitals' preparedness and response to COVID-19 as well as concerns.