Every year, THA members have the opportunity to impact health care policy and governance through participation in one of THA’s boards, councils, committees or forums that shape the work of THA.
If you would like to serve on a THA related board, council, committee or forum, or wish to involve any of your senior level executives or hospital trustees in key Association activities, please review the list of leadership opportunities below and submit a nomination form here by Friday, July 14.
Below is the full list of leadership opportunities available for member participation in 2024. All questions related to the nomination process should be directed to Sharon Beasley, senior director of Governance and Executive Administration, at [email protected].
THA Management Corporation d/b/a THA Member Solutions Board of Directors THAMC dba THA Member Solutions: a wholly owned subsidiary of THA, analyzes industry business trends and conducts due diligence reviews to establish and market THA-endorsed partners as well as promoting THA Insurance Services and the THA Retirement Plan.
Texas Hospital Association Foundation Board of Trustees: a wholly owned subsidiary of THA, focuses on improving the quality of care at the bedside, and reducing costs, through evidence-based practice programs as well as educates members on relevant health care issues facing hospitals.
Texas Hospital Insurance Network (THINK) Board of Directors: THINK, a wholly owned subsidiary of THA, serves as the Attorney-In-Fact for the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange.
HOSPAC Board of Directors: HOSPAC’s mission is to improve and protect the health care delivery system by helping to elect hospital friendly candidates. HOSPAC works to build grassroots connections between our hospital leadership and elected officials; sets the direction for the funding of the PACs, continually reaches out to meet and improve relationships with elected officials and makes final endorsement decisions.
THA POLICY COUNCILS
Behavioral Health Council: To discuss and make policy recommendations to the Council on Policy Development regarding behavioral health care issues affecting hospital members that provide behavioral health services.
Quality and Patient Safety Council: To address the ongoing opportunities to improve clinical quality, workforce and patient safety of health care in Texas hospitals and develop proposed policy positions for THA as well as advise on the clinical leadership perspective to advance the quality and accountability as it relates to patient care and safety.
Rural Hospital Council: To discuss and make policy recommendations to the Council on Policy Development regarding rural health care issues affecting rural hospital members.
THA POLICY COMMITTEES
Policy Committee on Hospital Contracting and Payment: Study public policy issues relating to hospital billing and collections with governmental and private payers and the review and payment of hospital services and offer recommendations on policy positions to the Council on Policy Development and the THA Board of Trustees.
Policy Committee on Hospital Reimbursement: In coordination with other THA Policy Committees, study issues related to hospital reimbursement and offer recommendations for action to the Council on Policy Development and the THA Board of Trustees.
MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT FORUMS
Communications Council: Provides a forum for collaboration to help THA and its member hospitals manage issues through strong, coordinated communications tools. The council provides an environment for hospital leadership to share best practices and successes regarding communication, marketing and media relations. It serves as a central hub for collaboration and guidance on key issues, including crisis communication, affecting Texas hospitals and the health care industry. The council also discusses areas of focus for social media channels, The Scope blog, opinion pieces and other channels.
Hospital Physician Executives Provides: a forum for hospital physician executives to discuss issues and developments that impact the delivery of health care services, including clinical integration, hospital-physician relationships, patient safety and quality improvement; and provide knowledge and expertise to assist THA in the development of public policy positions.
Emerging Leadership Forum (Formerly Leadership Development Council): Provides networking and leadership training opportunities for emerging health care leaders in THA member hospitals including an understanding of the advocacy and public policy role of the THA Board of Trustees.