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A “Tridemic” is a Scary Possibility

A “Tridemic” is a Scary Possibility

John HawkinsNov 18, 20224 min read
We’ve all heard about bad things coming in threes. It’s a superstition that has persisted across generations and cultures. Any time three catastrophes happen to fall on top of each other, some point to it as a product of that old adage. There’s no scientific evidence of its validity, of course.
When the Election Ends, Hospitals are Ready

When the Election Ends, Hospitals are Ready

John HawkinsOct 18, 20225 min read
For hospitals and the Texas Hospital Association, once Nov. 8 comes and goes, and the winners of state elections have been declared – including for all 181 seats in the Texas Legislature, as well as for governor and lieutenant governor – an important new phase in determining the future of Texas health care begins.
Time for More Progress on Knocking Down Roadblocks to Care

Time for More Progress on Knocking Down Roadblocks to Care

John HawkinsSep 21, 20225 min read
As health care continues to sit at the front of the public consciousness – as it has since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – patients and providers alike continue to find themselves characters in a story as persistent as it is frustrating.
Behavioral Health: Top of Mind and Time for Change

Behavioral Health: Top of Mind and Time for Change

John HawkinsAug 18, 20224 min read
With no shortage of polarizing issues circulating in Texas right now, one thing is clear no matter your politics: Mental health is top of mind. The stress of an ongoing pandemic layered with racial tensions, school shootings, divisive abortion laws, and a turbulent economy have pushed behavioral health front and center.
Hospitals Pulled Us Through a Pandemic – Now Let’s Pull for Them

Hospitals Pulled Us Through a Pandemic – Now Let’s Pull for Them

John HawkinsJul 16, 20224 min read
The passage of time takes the sting out of painful memories. It’s a coping mechanism that allows us to move on from trauma and move forward with hope. As the pandemic moves toward second-page news, it’s hard to recall the early days of intense uncertainty, rapid-fire disease spread, school closures, mixed mask messages, travel bans, hand sanitizer rationing, and an abundance of panic as the country embarked on what we thought maybe a few weeks of turbulence and closures.