July/August 2021

A magazine dedicated to the hospitals serving Texas.


Articles from the July/August 2021 Issue

Texas Hospitals is the magazine of the Texas Hospital Association. Published six times per year, Texas Hospitals focuses on THA-member hospitals/health systems and the issues they face. From articles about innovative products and services to in-depth pieces on current issues and trends, Texas Hospitals provides relevant information health care executives can use to help their hospitals.

Featured Articles

Inside a Perilous Session: Hospitals Triumph Amid Turbulence

Amid the ongoing pandemic, the Texas’ 2021 regular legislative session yielded significant outcomes for Texas hospitals and our health care infrastructure.

Training Tomorrow’s Doctors with a Focus on Health Equity

As medical education evolves to meet today’s health care demands, medical schools in Texas are contending with the challenge of prioritizing health equity in graduate medical education and residency programs.

Faith and Community Health

Texas hospitals work with faith-based organizations to improve the health of their communities.

In This Issue

Veterans’ Health Care: Serving Those Who Served

America’s summers are punctuated with holidays dedicated to remembering and celebrating our nation’s brave Veterans. It also provides us with the opportunity to recognize the health care system tasked with caring for our country’s servicemen and women: The Veterans Health Administration.

Best Practices: Filling Crisis Jobs

Ensuring your hospital has surge staffing protocol in place is a crucial safeguard when disaster strikes.

Rounding: A Conversation with Lillian M. Hudspeth Memorial Hospital

In June 2020, Lillian M. Hudspeth Memorial Hospital’s interim CEO, Lance Keilers and chief nursing officer, Hillary Galindo, RN, MSN, continued to navigate their rural hospital through a global pandemic in the wake of their CEO’s death. One year later, Lance and Hillary reflect on lessons learned and the role of their board members during a tumultuous period.


Texas health care leaders advancing in the industry.