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

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. The award is THA’s highest honor given to someone not directly involved in hospital management. It recognizes significant contributions and outstanding leadership in the health care industry.

Hellerstedt Receives Trustees Award

2022 Founders’ Award

Born and raised in Rankin, Texas, Tracy Clanton has worked for the Rankin Independent School District since he was 18 years old, serving as the Maintenance Director for many years.

Tracy Clanton

2022 Advocate of the Year Award

Melvin Woody, of Springtown, Texas, was a dedicated member on the Board of the Parker County Hospital District (PCHD) for 27 years, serving from May 1994 to June 2021.

Melvin Woody