Shaping the Future of Health Care

By becoming a member of THA, you are strengthening the collective voice of Texas hospitals at the state and federal levels.

Join THA

We appreciate your interest in becoming a member of the Texas Hospital Association. From Austin, Texas to Washington, D.C., THA is the unified advocacy voice that speaks on behalf of Texas hospitals and health care workers.

THA membership gives hospitals the opportunity to create real change in health care policy. Additionally, members receive exclusive benefits including:

  • Weekly e-newsletter, the Health Care Advocate, detailing the latest health care policy news.
  • Exclusive, ad-hoc advocacy alerts with the latest breaking information for Texas hospitals and health care providers.
  • Access to a team of expert health care policy lobbyists.
  • Discounted registration prices on THA educational events.
  • Opportunity to participate in THA’s Leadership Fellows program.
  • Discounted pricing for select THA products and services.
  • The opportunity to serve on one of THA’s boards, councils, or committees.
  • Access to Health Law and Hospital Signage manuals.
  • Invitations to member-only events such as THA town halls.
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Membership Types

Active Institutional Membership

  • Type 1: May include independent hospitals, general and special, and short-term and long-term, other than those which are state-owned long-term care and all federal institutions. Hospitals that are owned or leased by a multi-hospital system or hospital-based integrated health care organization that is not a member of the Association may join THA as an independent hospital.
  • Type 2: May include multi-hospital systems and hospital-based integrated health care organizations that own or lease hospitals and other components of a hospital-based integrated delivery system, other than those which are state-owned long-term care and federal organizations.

Associate Institutional Members

  • Type 3: May include all federal and long-term care state-owned hospitals.
  • Type 4: May include physician group practices or physician organizations that are affiliated with a hospital or hospital system.
  • Type 5: May include health care plans that are affiliated with a hospital or hospital system.
  • Type 6: May include independent clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, emergency care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and other similar ambulatory care institutions organized for the diagnosis and treatment of the sick, but not rendering inpatient bed care.
  • Type 7: May be available to hospitals under construction. As soon as the hospital opens for patients, the membership will be transferred to Active Institutional Membership.

*New* Associate Corporate Members

  • Type 8: May include other health-care related organizations, such as:
    • Not-for-profit health-care related organizations, academic institutions in health care administration, governmental health agencies and out-of-state hospitals and multi-hospital systems.
    • For-profit health-care related organizations, including those suppliers of services and/or products to the health care industry.
    • May include the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers, the Texas Healthcare Trustees, and those Associations or Societies affiliated with THA.

Personal Memberships

  • Active Personal Members: Those individuals associated with an Active Institutional Member. Any person associated with either a Type 1 or 2 Active Institutional Membership category may continue such membership as long as the individual conforms with the rules of the Association; provided, however, only a member who is a representative of an Active Institutional Member shall be eligible to serve as Chair-Elect, Chair, or Immediate Past Chair or be elected a Trustee of the Association.
  • Student Personal Members: May be graduate students in health care administration programs.
  • Military Personal Members: May be military personnel not associated with an Institutional Member.
  • Life Members: Active Personal Members whose memberships are continued for life with exemption from payment of dues on the payment of $500.00, or, having supported the Association through active personal membership for 20 years or longer and are fully retired from active involvement in the health care industry.
  • Honorary Members: Individuals of distinction who may be elected to honorary membership by the Association following nomination by the Board of Trustees and shall automatically include all Earl M. Collier Award recipients and all THA Past Chairmen. Honorary Members shall pay no dues.

Meet Our Members

Erin Asprec: Building Something New

Erin Asprec: Building Something New

Amy RiosJan 4, 202311 min read

Ninety-two black and white portraits dating back to 1930 line the hallways at THA’s Austin headquarters, prominently displaying world-class hospital leaders who have spoken for the hospital industry as the…

Member Tenure Awards

THA’s 2023 Membership Awards

Julia MannJan 31, 20232 min read

Since its genesis, the Texas Hospital Association has been advocating on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, providing them with the latest updates and legislative action in order…

Celebrating Black Leaders in Texas Hospitals

Celebrating Black Leaders in Texas Hospitals

Julia MannFeb 7, 20239 min read

Hear from three Black leaders making a difference in Texas health care as they discuss what has inspired their careers, the impact they hope to have on their communities and…

23 Women to Know in Texas Hospitals, Health Care and Public Policy

23 Women to Know in Texas Hospitals, Health Care and Public Policy

Julia MannMar 8, 202315 min read

Women’s History Month is celebrated each year in March to honor and recognize the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. This year, THA is celebrating by…

THA's Advocacy in Action

2023 End Session Q&A with THA Lobbyists

Hear from THA's lobby team on the biggest wins and challenges for Texas hospitals now that the 88th Texas Legislature has adjourned its regular session.

Meet The Texas Hospital Association Lobby Team

THA’s lobby team works hard to ensure the voice of Texas hospitals is heard by policy makers and legislators.

Legislative News

The Federal Case: THA in Washington

The Federal Case: THA in Washington

Joey BerlinMay 7, 202414 min read

Hospitals and their advocates, including the Texas Hospital Association, now have their eyes on November to see where federal policy affecting their facilities goes from here. Right after U.S. voters…

Repeal of 2024 Cuts Are a Needed First Step to Protect Our Safety Net

Repeal of 2024 Cuts Are a Needed First Step to Protect Our Safety Net

John HawkinsApr 23, 20243 min read

Every piece of financial certainty our hospitals can get these days is appreciated – especially for the facilities that treat the most vulnerable Texans. For the rest of this year,…

Workplace Violence: Breaking a Cultural Norm

Workplace Violence: Breaking a Cultural Norm

Joey BerlinApr 10, 20246 min read

When the Texas Hospital Association pushed for key steps to protect health care workers from violence during last year’s state legislative session, it was trying to reverse a long-standing pattern…

How FQHCs Can Stay HRSA-Compliant

How FQHCs Can Stay HRSA-Compliant

Texas Hospital AssociationApr 4, 20244 min read

Health care compliance — adhering to rules, standards, policies, laws, and regulations related to medical practices — is about keeping operations running smoothly. It also promotes safe, high-quality care, and…

Join THA Today!

Complete the form below to begin the process of joining the association. For more information regarding membership, please contact the THA Service Center at 512/465-1057.

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