Fall 2020 Town Halls



Linda Srubar, executive assistant to THA’s president/CEO, 512/465-1002

Every fall, the Texas Hospital Association invites member hospitals to participate in regional town hall meetings to learn more about Texas hospitals’ policy priorities and the political changes that THA anticipates seeing in the health care landscape.

This year, it’s more important than ever for Texas hospitals to remain connected and informed about the upcoming election, the 87th Texas legislative session, the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other pertinent topics relevant to health care leaders serving in Texas hospitals.

While we cannot be together in-person, THA will facilitate these town hall meetings virtually. We encourage you to attend in your hospital’s respective region so THA can better understand the priorities and unique challenges your hospitals and health systems face.

All meetings will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hospital leaders will be sent the meeting link, which they can share with designees within their organization.

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) this fall!


To register, please click the meeting you would like to attend:

North Texas Region 
Wednesday, Oct. 21 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

West Texas Region 
Wednesday, Oct. 28 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Central and South Texas Region 
Wednesday, Nov. 4 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

East Texas Region 
Wednesday, Nov. 18 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Note: Online registration closes 2 business days prior to the event. To register by phone or email, please contact the THA Service Center at servicecenter@tha.org or 512/465-1057.


Welcome Message – Ted Shaw, president/CEO, THA

Political Landscape – Jennifer Banda, vice president of advocacy, public policy & HOSPAC, THA

Legislative Preview – John Hawkins, senior vice president of government relations, THA

Regulatory and Legal Update – Steve Wohleb, general counsel, THA

Communications Update – Carrie Williams, vice president of communications, THA

COVID-19 Update – Carrie Kroll, vice president of advocacy and public health, THA

Member Services Update – Alex Huff, senior director of health information technology; Karen Kendrick, vice president of clinical initiatives and quality; and Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., chief strategy officer, THA Foundation

Roundtable Discussion


Learn more about THA’s past, current and future legislative priorities by visiting THA’s State Advocacy page or reviewing any of the following resources below:


Ask questions or suggest topics before the town hall by using the form below.

Select Topics of Interest: COVID-19 
 Health Care Coverage 
 Supplemental Payments – What to Expect After MFAR 
 Price Transparency 
 Surprise Billing 
 Medicaid 1115 Waiver 
 Behavioral Health 
 Health IT/Cybersecurity