Hospitals in Action

After a tumultuous 88th Legislative Session, hospitals are hard at work setting the record straight about the state of Texas hospitals and health systems in preparation for 2025.

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Laying the Groundwork for 2025

In 2024, Texas hospital CEOs need to be engaged with THA like never before. A series of bills with devastating implications for hospitals found traction in the Texas Legislature’s 2023 regular session. These proposals included attempts to ban all hospital outpatient payments and institute government rate-setting. And, while none of them passed, the concepts at their cores, the rhetoric that drove them and their champions will likely be back for another try in 2025.

It’s time for hospitals to take even stronger action to protect their ability to serve their communities.

Brad Holland: Rallying for Texas Hospitals

Meet Brad Holland, president and CEO of Hendrick Health, THA’s 2024 board chair. “The No. 1 thing a hospital CEO can do in 2024 is prepare themselves and their team to get involved in the Texas Hospital Association and start working with them to get a collective voice and a strategy,” Holland said. “The most important thing for us to do is come together, engage and be in charge of our own destiny.”

Texas Hospitals in 2024: Reclaiming Reality

THA President/CEO John Hawkins details THA’s new effort to drive the conversation around hospitals in 2024, including correcting misinformation that ran rampant during the 2023 legislative session and rebuilding the public’s understanding of hospitals’ vital role in their communities.

Resources to Get Started

Texas Hospitals are Reclaiming Reality in 2024

How Texas hospitals were portrayed as the source of health care’s ills during 2023 – and how THA plans to set the record straight in the coming year.

The Checklist

THA’s Checklist for Texas Hospital Leaders offers quarter-by-quarter guidance uniquely tailored to member hospital CEOs to help them navigate their role in THA’s efforts. Hospital CEOs who have questions about the checklist can contact THA Communications at [email protected].

Humanizing Health Care: Telling the Hospital Story

Humanizing Health Care: Telling the Hospital Story

Texas hospitals are striving to redefine the industry narrative, shedding light on the humanity that exists in the health care system.

THA’s Testimony Tips

Here’s how Texas’ health care leaders can make their voices heard in the legislature.

Show and Tell: Hosting a Lawmaker at Your Hospital

Show and Tell: Hosting a Lawmaker at Your Hospital

Here’s THA’s guide to arranging a tour of your facility with a member of the Texas Legislature.

Social Media Marketing for Rural Hospitals

A simple framework by rural hospital marketers for hospitals with limited bandwidth and budget for social media marketing.

Contacts

Advocacy: Mackenzie Watson, Advocacy Coordinator, [email protected]
Communications: [email protected]

Jennifer Banda, J.D., Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy, [email protected]
Carrie Williams, Chief Communications Officer, [email protected]

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