52022May

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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132022Feb

Match Day Marks Special Day for Texas Teaching Hospitals

Every year, Texas teaching hospitals celebrate the success of future physicians with the announcement of their students’ latest matching with residency programs across the state and nation. UT Southwestern recently celebrated their own medical students and their matches. Read more about UT Southwestern’s matches here. 

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52021Nov

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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82021Oct

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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32021Oct

San Antonio Op Ed: University Health Chief Medical Officer Provides Clarity on Reduced Health Risks Associated With COVID Vaccine

Hospital leaders continue providing clear data on COVID patients arriving for treatment in their emergency rooms, ICUs, and clinics. Bryan Alsip, MD, MPH, FACPM, is the chief medical officer of University Health in San Antonio. In a commentary published by the San Antonio Express-News, Alsip makes clear the kinds of patient cases their medical staff…

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162016Nov
Waiver Update: Where does it Stand?

Waiver Update: Where does it Stand?

It’s anyone’s guess what the election results mean for Texas’ 1115 waiver renewal. Just prior to the election, Commissioner Smith gave updates to THOT as well as the Executive Waiver Committee on HHSC/CMS waiver talks. Here’s where things were as of November 7th: CMS intends to decrease UC and DSRIP pool amounts in a waiver…

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152016Nov
NIH Grant Supports New Drug Trials for Lung Injury and Disease

NIH Grant Supports New Drug Trials for Lung Injury and Disease

Lung Therapeutics, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company that targets niche orphan drug indications for lung injury and disease with an emphasis on fibrosis. The company was founded in 2012 with initial support by the University of Texas Horizon Fund by Dr. Steven Idell (Sr. VP of Research & Graduate Studies and Dean of the School…

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142016Oct
Waiver Update

Waiver Update

Following last month’s Newsletter reported waiver trifecta: UC report release; disallowance; and request for Texas to resubmit its 1115 waiver; this past month has been relatively calm. We do have some answers to some of the trifecta issues while HHSC is in preparation mode in advance of face to face waiver negotiation meetings with CMS…

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