THOT Member Harris Health System Testifies in Support of Funding for Nurse Clinical Training

Jackie Brock, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, TCRN, chief nurse executive and executive vice president for Harris Health System, testified today before the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health, chaired by Rep. Stephanie Klick, RN. Brock’s testimony focused on the importance and value of clinical sites for the education and training of both nursing students…

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Harris Health’s Multivisit Patient Program Supports Frequent Users of the System’s Emergency Departments

THOT member, Harris Health, reduced emergency department visits by 15 percent for high utilizing patients, according to new research published in the July 2022 issue of Health Affairs. The health system created its multivisit patient program (MVP) in 2019 to address the holistic needs of individuals who are frequent users of the system’s emergency departments….

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America’s Essential Hospitals Recognizes Harris Health With 2022 Gage Award for Population Health

Harris Health System has received the 2022 Gage Award for Population Health from America’s Essential Hospitals. The award recognizes the hospital’s community health worker home visit program for patients with diabetes. “On behalf of everyone at Teaching Hospitals of Texas, congratulations to Harris Health for this honor,” said Maureen Milligan, Ph.D., THOT CEO. “Work in…

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JPS Health Network Joins THOT

Fort Worth-based JPS Health Network has joined the THOT membership. The health system’s president and CEO, Karen Duncan, M.D., will serve on THOT’s executive committee. “Our advocacy on behalf of all Texas’ teaching hospitals will be strengthened by JPS’ membership and the leadership and expertise of its president and CEO, Dr. Karen Duncan, on our…

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THOT Advocates for Healthcare Workforce Support

Testifying before the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Higher Education on May 5, Maureen Milligan, THOT’s president and CEO, asked lawmakers to fund clinical training sites for non-physician health care professionals. While the Legislature recognizes the importance of and appropriates funding for clinical training for physicians through Graduate Medical Education residencies, clinical training for…

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Statement From the Teaching Hospitals of Texas on CMS’ COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Providers

“‘Unprecedented’ is the word most frequently used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic. From the national death toll of nearly 730,000 Americans to the disruptions to our ordinary way of life, the novel coronavirus is something most of us have never before experienced. A federal vaccine mandate for hospitals, too, is new and reflects the severity…

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THOT Applauds Appointment of Ben Raimer, M.D. as President of UTMB

After a national search, the University of Texas System Board of Regents has named Ben Raimer, M.D. president of the University of Texas Medical Branch as its sixth president. “Ben is a longtime friend of THOT, and I’m delighted that he will continue leading UTMB,” said Maureen Milligan, Ph.D., CEO, Teaching Hospitals of Texas. “His…

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