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Mission

Serving Texas hospitals as the trusted source and unified voice to influence excellence in health care for all Texans.

Vision

Leading change to support all Texas hospitals to deliver accessible, affordable, high-quality health care.

Values

The Texas Hospital Association holds the following beliefs and reflects it values in its behavior and decision making:

Service: Anticipating the needs of others while providing a high-quality, consistent and personalized experience.

Integrity: Demonstrating accountability, transparency and ethics through our actions.

Teamwork: Respecting each other’s voice and opinion through effective communication and collaboration.

Goals

Advocacy
Be an effective advocate for state and national legislative, regulatory and judicial actions in support of accessible, cost-effective, high-quality health care delivered through a system that emphasizes integration, community health and equitable funding.

Shaping Future Health Care
Develop a vision of a unified health care delivery system for Texas that pursues new strategies and advocates for models promoting individuals receiving the right care at the right time.

Educational Products and Programs
Provide educational products and programs that assist members with marketplace challenges and in transitioning to integrated, community-based delivery systems.

Analysis and Data Products
Conduct analyses and provide information and data products that enhance the ability of the Association, its members and others to address such issues as reasonable payments, community health status, quality and outcomes measures, integration and market share.

Collaboration
Strengthen ties and intensify collaborative efforts with other health care-related organizations with common values to add value for members and enhance effectiveness.

Operations
Structure the association to reflect the changing priorities of the membership and create a dynamic environment to make THA a service organization of incomparable value for its members.

THA’s experienced team has earned a reputation among Texas hospitals as the go-to resource and thought leader in hospital-related:

  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Issues

No other organization can match THA’s experience, track record for advocacy wins, or power as a collective voice for Texas hospitals.


THA Staff

John Hawkins

President/CEO 
512/465-1505 
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Jennifer Chapman Banda, J.D.

Senior Vice President 
Advocacy and Public Policy 
512/465-1046

Tess Frazier

President/CEO, Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange 
512/483-5524

Fernando Martinez, Ph.D.

President, Texas Hospital Association Foundation/Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Digital Officer 
512/465-1578

Mitzi Ressmann, RN, FACHE

Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer 
512/465-1512

Carrie Williams

Chief Communications Officer 
512/465-1052

Stephen G. (Steve) Wohleb, J.D.

Senior Vice President/General Counsel 
Legal and Regulatory Compliance 
512/465-1577

Ignacio Zamarron

Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer 
512/465-1084


Key Support Staff

Linda Srubar

Executive Assistant to John Hawkins and Ignacio Zamarron 
Executive Administration 
512/465-1002