Focused on THA-member hospitals/health systems and the issues they face, The Scope is THA’s No. 1 source for news, information and thought leadership related to Texas hospitals and priority issues impacting health care.

Cap Recap: Feb. 6

Joey BerlinFeb 6, 20233 min read

THA’s First Budget Testimony Coming Tuesday Another Texas legislative session, another brutal winter storm grinding business to a halt at the Capitol.…

Work to Do in Washington: THA’s Federal Priorities

Work to Do in Washington: THA’s Federal Priorities

John HawkinsJan 24, 20234 min read

Earlier this month, the Texas Legislature gaveled in its 88th session, and what’s going on at our state Capitol will occupy a great deal of hospitals’ attention for the next…

Hospitals are Vital to the Communities They Serve

Hospitals are Vital to the Communities They Serve

John HawkinsDec 22, 20224 min read

As the pandemic tapers off, the need for hospitals has not. With surges of respiratory illnesses inundating emergency departments, hospitals – and hospital workers – remain our most unwavering line…

A “Tridemic” is a Scary Possibility

A “Tridemic” is a Scary Possibility

John HawkinsNov 18, 20224 min read

We’ve all heard about bad things coming in threes. It’s a superstition that has persisted across generations and cultures. Any time three catastrophes happen to fall on top of each…

When the Election Ends, Hospitals are Ready

When the Election Ends, Hospitals are Ready

John HawkinsOct 18, 20225 min read

Chances are when you’re reading this, the 2022 election will be in its final stretch. Maybe that’s good news for you, particularly if you’re tired of the round-the-clock TV ad…

Honoring a Career in Health Care: Q&A with Dr. John Hellerstedt

Honoring a Career in Health Care: Q&A with Dr. John Hellerstedt

Julia MannDec 13, 20227 min read

Dr. John Hellerstedt has been a respected leader in Texas health care for more than two decades. His public service career began in 2000 when he became medical director of…

Closing a Chapter of Texas Hospitals

Closing a Chapter of Texas Hospitals

Amy RiosDec 13, 202213 min read

Since its founding in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association prides itself on providing timely communications to its members. Like any organization that has been around for nearly 100 years, it…

Evolving as a Leader

Evolving as a Leader

Julia MannOct 20, 20227 min read

As a former THA leadership fellow and with nearly two decades of hospital administration under his belt, Christopher Sandles, MBA, FACHE, is no stranger to health care leadership. Currently, Sandles…

Homeward Bound Health Care

Homeward Bound Health Care

Katherine O’BrienOct 20, 20229 min read

From infection prevention to telemedicine, the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed health care access and delivery. As hospitals looked to reserve beds, resources and staff for COVID-19 surges, patients embraced staying…

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