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National Rural Health Day

Keeping the Lifeblood Flowing: National Rural Health Day

Joey BerlinNov 16, 20236 min read

The unique challenges of caring for populations tucked among open fields and rough two-lane roads haven’t lessened in the 12 years since National Rural Health Day came into being. In…

Learning to Affect Change for Rural Texas Hospitals

Learning to Affect Change for Rural Texas Hospitals

LuAnn GlowaczNov 14, 20237 min read

Initiating statewide change requires considerable teamwork and a keen understanding of the legislative process. That’s why the Texas Hospital Association’s Leadership Fellows Program exists and how a recent capstone project…

Celebrating Halloween in Texas hospitals

Halloween in Texas Hospitals

Julia MannOct 31, 20233 min read

Halloween, a time of ghouls, ghosts and goblins, is an occasion that has long been associated with the thrill of fear and the fun of dressing up in spooky costumes.…

Local man gets flu shot, avoids colds and flu

Cold and Flu Season: Nothing to Sneeze At

Joey BerlinOct 5, 20235 min read

It’s an unfortunate fact of life each fall and winter – one that Texans cough, sneeze and sniffle through. It generates billions in spending on over-the-counter medications each year. Perhaps…

Learning to Affect Change for Rural Texas Hospitals

Learning to Affect Change for Rural Texas Hospitals

LuAnn GlowaczNov 14, 20237 min read

Initiating statewide change requires considerable teamwork and a keen understanding of the legislative process. That’s why the Texas Hospital Association’s Leadership Fellows Program exists and how a recent capstone project…

Dr. Rodney Gonzalez during VA Day in Amarillo

Serving Those Who Served: How Rodney Gonzalez, M.D., remains dedicated to Veterans’ Health

Julia MannNov 9, 20238 min read

Each year on Veterans Day we pause to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their service to our country. As we thank these military heroes for the…

Money Attracts But Fails to Retain New Physicians

Money Attracts But Fails to Retain New Physicians

Texas Hospital AssociationNov 7, 20235 min read

A joint study from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Jackson Physician Search found physicians who completed training in the last six years stayed in their first jobs for…

Celebrating Halloween in Texas hospitals

Halloween in Texas Hospitals

Julia MannOct 31, 20233 min read

Halloween, a time of ghouls, ghosts and goblins, is an occasion that has long been associated with the thrill of fear and the fun of dressing up in spooky costumes.…

From the Desk of John Hawkins

From the CEO’s Desk

Keep up with the most pressing issues facing hospitals today with messages from THA’s Chief Executive Officer John Hawkins.

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