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ETMC Trinity administrator selected for healthcare fellows program


The inaugural class of the Texas Hospital Association's Leadership Fellows Program was recently announced in Austin and includes ETMC Trinity Administrator Brett Kirkham.

kirkhamKirkham 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 program.

For more information on the 2014 THA Leadership Fellows program, visit

About THA

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 more about THA at or follow THA on Twitter @texashospitals.