Information for Texas Hospitals on COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Resource Center

  • COVID-19 Digital Toolkit

    Co-brand and use resources in THA's digital toolkit

Texas hospitals are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Keeping Texans healthy and safe is central to the mission of every hospital, no matter the size, location or type. Texas hospitals are encouraged to use the following resources and guidance in the COVID-19 response.

The Texas Hospital Association is a proud voice for Texas hospitals and safe, high quality health care for all Texans. We thank our members for working day and night to overcome this pandemic and protect Texans.

Carrie Kroll, vice president, advocacy, public policy and political strategy, 512/465-1043
Cesar Lopez, J.D., associate general counsel, 512/465-1027

Resources for Hospitals

THA-Member PPE Sharing Network: Matching hospitals in critical need with hospitals that have extra supplies for sale or donation. Click here to get involved.

THA’s State & Federal Waivers: Get the latest updates on the waivers THA requested and the approvals for them.

Vendors Offering COVID-19 Assistance

As COVID-19 continues to spread, vendors are reaching out to THA to offer unsolicited products and services—from medical supplies to hotel rooms—to help hospitals fight this pandemic. THA is compiling the vendors and their offers in the following list to connect members with potential suppliers. Please note that THA has not verified the legitimacy of these offers, and all items and services are available for purchase unless otherwise noted. THA updates the vendor list each day as offers come in.

Digital Toolkit

  • Digital ads and social media posts for your organization’s web page, social networks or newsletters, promoting ways to prevent COVID-19 spread, safety measures to practice as businesses reopen, and encouraging the use of face coverings to protect others. Click to download this gallery / Spanish version

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness social media graphics for your organization’s web page, social networks or newsletters to help educate readers about the COVID-19 vaccine. Click to download this gallery / Spanish version

  • Videos for social networks, reminding the public that hospitals are safe and ready to provide care and thanking Texas health care heroes for their dedication to protect and heal their communities.

Texas Hospitals are Safe and Ready

Texas Health Care Heroes

THA Member Alerts and Actions

Members: Click the link below to access a library of COVID-19 updates from the Texas Hospital Association sent to members.

Read COVID-19 Updates

Press Release: Texas Hospitals Convene New COVID-19 Taskforce (3/12/20)

Taskforce Members

Allen Harrison
Methodist Healthcare System
San Antonio
Chair, THA COVID-19 Taskforce

Craig Rhyne, M.D.
Regional Chief Medical Officer
Covenant Health System

Sam Bagchi, M.D.
EVP/Chief Clinical Officer

Ken Mitchell, M.D.
SVP/Chief Medical Officer
St. David’s HealthCare

Angela Shippy, M.D.
Senior Vice President/Chief Medical & Quality Officer
Memorial Hermann Health System

Georgia Thomas, RN, FACHE
Associate VP of Regional Clinical Effectiveness
Memorial Hermann Health System

Jim Morrison, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer/EVP
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center

Doug Lawson, Ph.D.
CHI St. Luke’s Health

Russell Meyers
Midland Memorial Hospital

Cindy Ann Stout, DNP, RN CEO
El Paso Children’s Hospital

David Lakey, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
The University of Texas System

Fred Cerise, M.D.
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Michael Lee, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Matagorda Regional Medical Center

Jayne Pope, RN, FACHE
Hill Country Memorial Hospital

Pam Bradshaw, DNP, RN
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer
Shannon Medical Center
San Angelo

Mary Robinson, Ph.D., RN
Chief Nursing Officer of Reliable Health
Texas Health Resources

Brian Becker, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Ascension Providence

Kristi Jordan
Associate Commissioner for Health Care Regulation
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Gary Floyd, M.D.
Vice Chair, Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees

Imelda Garcia
Associate Commissioner for Laboratory & Infectious Diseases
Texas Department of State Health Services

Robert Hendler, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Texas Hospital Association

THA and THA Members Testify on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Carrie Kroll, THA’s vice president of advocacy, quality & public health, Donna Boatright, CEO, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater, and Brent Kaziny, medical director of emergency management and emergency center attending physician, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, testified before the Texas House Public Health Committee on March 10 on Texas hospitals' preparedness and response to COVID-19 as well as concerns.