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

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

Show and Tell: Hosting a Lawmaker at Your Hospital

Show and Tell: Hosting a Lawmaker at Your Hospital

Texas Hospital AssociationDec 7, 20237 min read

It’s one thing to tell a lawmaker what your hospital…

National Rural Health Day

Keeping the Lifeblood Flowing: National Rural Health Day

Joey BerlinNov 16, 20236 min read

The unique challenges of caring for populations tucked among open…

Learning to Affect Change for Rural Texas Hospitals

Learning to Affect Change for Rural Texas Hospitals

LuAnn GlowaczNov 14, 20237 min read

Initiating statewide change requires considerable teamwork and a keen understanding…

By pushing for safeguards in COVID-19 vaccine mandate ban, THA ensures facilities won’t have their hands tied if an employee chooses not to be immunized.

The COVID Compromise: Fighting for Safe Hospitals

Joey BerlinNov 2, 20236 min read

To allow Texas hospitals to continue protecting their patients and…

Rural Access is On the Ballot This November

Rural Access is On the Ballot This November

John HawkinsOct 24, 20233 min read

With no major federal or state offices up for grabs,…

THA’s Testimony Tips

THA’s Testimony Tips

Amy RiosSep 19, 20235 min read

There’s an old axiom that goes, “If you’re not at…

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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