Sharon Beasley, 512/465-1030
The Legends Award is a special award of merit given to those leaders who went above and beyond the call of duty for hospitals, patients and the health care industry throughout their careers. Honorees are retired hospital or health care system CEOs who served in Texas and have made significant contributions to THA and to the health care industry.
Doug Hawthorne, LFACHE
2021 Award Winner
The Texas Hospital Association has named Douglas D. Hawthorne, LFACHE, former CEO of Texas Health Resources in Dallas, as the recipient of the 2021 Legends Award for his dedication and contributions to the health care industry throughout his career.
Michael C. Waters, LFACHE
2017 Award Winner
Michael Waters, LFACHE, former president/CEO of Hendrick Health System in Abilene, was the recipient of the 2017 Texas Hospital Association’s Legends Award. THA’s Legends Award is an honor bestowed on health care greats who had an extraordinary impact on Texas hospitals, patients and the health care industry throughout their career.
2016 Award Winner
Hospital System in Houston, is no stranger to success or being recognized for his many accomplishments. The Texas Hospital Association honored him in 1991 with its Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration. Mathis was THA’s choice for its firstever Legends Award, an honor bestowed on health care greats who had an extraordinary impact on Texas hospitals, patients and the health care industry throughout their career.
In 2016, the THA Board of Trustees identified a need to recognize retired health care leaders for their years of dedication and outstanding service to the health care industry. The board established the Legends Award to meet this need.