THT Board Governance Toolkit

Whether you’re building your board from the ground up or seeking improvements and efficiencies for your current board, you can begin here with best practices for good governance.

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The Texas Healthcare Trustees is a statewide association comprised of Texas hospitals, health systems and the 3,000 board members who govern those organizations. Founded in 1961, THT is the oldest trustee organization in the country. THT’s mission is to cultivate informed leaders in health care governance.

Hospitals can save up to 65% on fees by joining the Texas Hospital Association Retirement Plan


Dr. John Hellerstedt Receives THA Trustee Award for Public Health Leadership Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 12, 2022

For his steadfast and sound public health leadership during COVID-19, as well as for his long and distinguished career in public service prior to the pandemic, Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), has been honored with the Texas Hospital Association’s THA Trustee Award.…


Health Care Finance Then and Now

April 19, 2023, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Health care is one of the most complex industries to operate in. One of the key drivers of this volatility and complexity is the rapidly changing reimbursement environment that hospitals rely on to keep their doors open. Hear from health care finance expert, Deborah Whitley, to understand where health care…

A Deep Dive Into Hospitals’ Payer Mix

May 24, 2023, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Understanding your organization’s payer mix is critical to the effective oversight of a hospital or health system. Join THT for this thoughtful session with health care finance expert Deborah Whitley to plunge into payer mix, ongoing changes and forecasts. Registration Pricing Member Group (Unlimited connections from your organization): $99Non-Member Group…

Healthcare Governance Conference

July 20–22, 2023

Texas Healthcare Trustees’ Healthcare Governance Conference, the premier event in the state for hospital board members, is dedicated to educating trustees on the most up-to-date and relevant topics in health care. This year’s program will be taking place at the JW Marriott Austin on July 20-22. Make plans to join us…

Nominate a Colleague for a THT Award

THT established three awards to recognize exemplary professionals in health care governance, which are presented at the annual Healthcare Governance Conference. Nominate a colleague for the 2023 Founders’ Award, Advocate of the Year Award or the Ollie Jo Bozeman Excellence in Administrative Professionalism Award.

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