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.

Advocating as the Voice of Texas Hospitals

Advocating as the Voice of Texas Hospitals

Kim CarmichaelApr 4, 202211 min read

Since its inception, the Texas Hospital Association has passionately advocated for its member hospitals on a multitude of issues at both the state and federal levels. THA’s advocacy and public…

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Meet Erol Akdamar

Amy RiosMar 31, 20229 min read

Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty When the going got tough in March 2020, Erol Akdamar got going. As president of Medical City Healthcare, HCA Healthcare’s North Texas division, the…

Texas Hospitals’ Year-Long Fight

Texas Hospitals’ Year-Long Fight

Texas Hospital AssociationMar 16, 202117 min read

In December 2019, we began hearing murmurings of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. By January 2020, three major airports in the U.S. were screening passengers coming in from Wuhan.…

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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