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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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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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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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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