Texas Hospital Association Honors U.S. Senator John Cornyn

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

(Austin – May 8, 2018) The Texas Hospital Association honored U.S. Senator John Cornyn with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems. Senator Cornyn received the award during a special presentation with THA members during the American Hospital Association annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C. today.

“THA recognizes Senator Cornyn for his leadership on behalf of the entire Texas hospital community to secure a new Medicaid 1115 Transformation Waiver, which is a vital source of supplemental funding for Texas hospitals,” said Ted Shaw, THA’s president/CEO. “Through the lengthy negotiations to secure a new waiver, Senator Cornyn was a dogged advocate on behalf of Texas hospitals and the patients we serve.”

Since 1997, THA’s Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award recognizes state and federal lawmakers who support the public policy issues important to Texas hospitals and health systems and their ability to meet the health care needs of all Texans.

In addition to his leadership to secure a new Medicaid 1115 Waiver, THA recognizes Senator Cornyn for his longstanding willingness to listen to Texas hospitals’ priorities, challenges and concerns. “Senator Cornyn is commended for being a fair and accessible voice in Washington for his constituents,” said Shaw.

A member of the U.S. Senate for 15 years and currently Majority Whip, Senator Cornyn is the former Attorney General of Texas and member of the Texas Supreme Court.



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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 452 of the state’s non-federal general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.