Carrie Williams 
Chief Communications Officer 
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Recent News Releases from the Texas Hospital Association

THA, Texas Hospitals to Honor Sacrifices of Health Care Heroes on First COVID-19 Heroes and Memorial Day

February 29, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 29, 2024) – This Monday, the Texas Hospital Association and hospitals across the state will observe the first of many important annual reminders about what the state’s patients and frontline workers endured during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Hospital Association Announces Annual Award Winners

February 15, 2024

Today the Texas Hospital Association announced its annual award winners during the THA Annual Conference, hosted virtually and in-person in Dallas.

Texas Hospitals, Nurses Launch Toolkit to Help Prevent Violence Against Health Workers

December 13, 2023

Texas hospitals have partnered with Texas nurses to launch a new workplace violence prevention toolkit to guide hospitals in the implementation of two new state laws designed to bolster protection for health care employees.

Texas Hospitals Sound Alarm on Legislation That Would Dismantle Outpatient Hospital Care

March 29, 2023

A new bill gaining traction at the Texas Capitol would have devastating impacts on access to health care and health care affordability. House Bill 1692 – set for a Texas House committee hearing on Thursday – would prohibit “facility fee” payments for health care services provided off a hospital campus. The Texas Hospital Association calls the legislation “unprecedented and dangerous,” as it will shutter outpatient clinics and dismantle access to care.

Texas Hospital Association Announces Annual Award Winners

February 14, 2023

The Texas Hospital Association is currently hosting its THA Annual Conference & Expo virtually and in-person in Austin. THA’s 2022 award winners were announced to attendees from across the state during today’s conference events.

Christopher Durovich of Children’s Health Receives Prestigious Earl M. Collier Award 

February 14, 2023

The Texas Hospital Association names Christopher Durovich, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Health, as the recipient of the 2022 Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Health Care Administration in recognition of his dedication to the health care industry.

New Report Outlines Pandemic’s Staggering Impact on Texas Hospitals

November 30, 2022

Nearly one out of every 10 Texas hospitals is at serious risk of closure, and nearly half of all Texas hospitals are facing negative operating margins this year, according to a new report released today from Kaufman Hall.

THA Earns Top Workplaces Honor for 2022

November 22, 2022

The Texas Hospital Association has earned the Austin American-Statesman’s Top Workplaces 2022 award for its ongoing commitment to employee satisfaction and workplace standards.

National Pediatric Bed Shortage Prompts Texas Action

October 28, 2022

Texas hospitals are urging the public to stay vigilant about respiratory illnesses following nationwide reports of pediatric hospital bed shortages due to this season’s rapid spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. Texas pediatric hospital beds are currently 88% occupied, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. John Hellerstedt Receives THA Trustee Award for Public Health Leadership Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 21, 2022

For his steadfast and sound public health leadership during COVID-19, as well as for his long and distinguished career in public service prior to the pandemic, Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), has been honored with the Texas Hospital Association’s THA Trustee Award.