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Texas Hospitals Going Above and Beyond on Charity, Indigent Care

Texas Hospitals Going Above and Beyond on Charity, Indigent Care

John HawkinsNov 28, 20235 min read
Everyone needs and deserves medical care. Texas hospitals understand that as well as anyone. And in a state with the country’s highest uninsured rate, where charity care and indigent care are a fact of life – from the Panhandle to Port Isabel, from El Paso to Houston – our hospitals fulfill that need.
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, it’s likely most people aren’t thinking of this as an election year. But in fact, it is – and for health care champions, there’s one issue on the ballot particularly worth your participation, one that could potentially shape Texas’ health care landscape for a long time to come.
Let COVID’s Resurgence Be a Reminder: Get the Shots You Need

Let COVID’s Resurgence Be a Reminder: Get the Shots You Need

John HawkinsSep 26, 20234 min read
COVID-19 is back. And while it may not become a public health emergency this time – knock on wood – its resurgence serves as a timely note of caution.
Hard Work Continues on Behalf of Rural Hospitals

Hard Work Continues on Behalf of Rural Hospitals

John HawkinsAug 23, 20234 min read
For some time, rural hospitals – the facilities in our state facing the greatest threat to their existence – have needed help. This year, in several key ways, the Texas Legislature provided a helping hand. But there remains work to do.
Hospitals Have New Hope to Regain Needed Personnel Power

Hospitals Have New Hope to Regain Needed Personnel Power

John HawkinsJul 25, 20234 min read
For years, hospitals here in Texas have been experiencing that opposite: We’ve been hurting as our personnel numbers have waned. But now – after a legislative session in which the Texas Hospital Association stressed workforce again and again – we’ve got the barbells, bands and machinery to regain much of our lost strength.