142022Sep

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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242022Aug

THOT Testifies on Strategies to Enhance Texas’ Nurse Workforce

Testifying before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on August 23, Maureen Milligan, THOT’s president and CEO, asked lawmakers to fund clinical site training support and retention strategies for nurses. While the Texas Legislature recognizes the importance of and appropriates funding for clinical training for physicians through Graduate Medical Education (GME) residencies,…

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142022Jul

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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272022Jun

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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142022Jun

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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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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