The inaugural class of the Texas Hospital Association's
Leadership Fellows Program was recently announced in Austin and
includes ETMC Trinity Administrator Brett Kirkham.
Kirkham was one of 24 hospital executives selected for a
year-long program designed to promote the professional development
of healthcare leaders and position them to drive healthcare
innovation. THA's Leadership Fellows program brings together
healthcare leaders from around the state for a focused study in
becoming effective healthcare advocates for Texas hospitals and the
communities they serve.
"We are proud of the role we play in serving the healthcare
needs of Trinity, and today we are proud to have Brett representing
ETMC Trinity in THA's Fellows program to ensure we are doing even
more to influence the future of healthcare," said Perry Henderson,
senior vice president, ETMC affiliate operations.
"We are in an age of healthcare transformation, and as hospital
leaders we have to do everything we can to position ourselves at
the forefront of healthcare innovation," said Ted Shaw, THA
president/CEO. "The THA Fellows program is a chance for us to
identify developing thought leaders in their respective healthcare
communities and arm them with even more skills and expertise."
Hollaway and Gumbert is the presenting sponsor for the
For more information on the 2014 THA Leadership Fellows program,
Founded in 1930, THA 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 445 of the state's 584
acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ
approximately 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn
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