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THA Honors 12 Legislators for Contributions to Health Care
Date:7/21/2009

graduating more registered nurses to effectively address the state's nursing shortage;
  • Funding was increased for community mental health crisis services and the statewide trauma system;
  • Consumers will have access to more information, as hospitals will be required to report certain adverse events and the cause of certain infections; and
  • The state's Medicaid program was given the financial resources to support increases in caseload and utilization for 2010-11 thanks to legislators' decision to use federal stimulus funds.
  • "These are landmark successes for Texas' health care system, and the legislators who pressed for these policies deserve special recognition," said Stultz.

    About the Texas Hospital Association
    Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state's hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members' abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state's acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 355,000 health care professionals statewide. On the Web: www.tha.org

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