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(AUSTIN, Texas – June 25, 2020) – The Texas Hospital Association issues the following statement regarding today’s new state executive order related to the suspension of elective surgeries in certain areas and pausing the reopening of Texas.
The statement is from Ted Shaw, THA president/CEO:
Texas hospitals recognize and appreciate today’s efforts to further protect the people of Texas. Our hospitals will continue to do their part on the frontlines to provide medical care and space for COVID-19 patients. We are committed to helping people get healthy and stay healthy, and we want everyone to keep working together to stop the spread of disease and curb the rising case counts.
We all have the power to change the course of COVID-19 by wearing masks, practicing social distancing, washing hands and staying home when possible. Texas hospitals will continue to ask Texans to exercise precautions as they adjust their patient flow patterns in response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 resources specific to Texas hospitals are available here.
Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents 452 of the state’s non-federal general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 400,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at https://twitter.com/texashospitals.