...People need reliable information so that they can make educated choices," said Texas Hospital Association President/CEO Dan Stultz, M.D., FACP, FACHE.
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..."Gov. Perry's focus on the nursing shortage is welcome news and sorely needed in Texas," said Dan Stultz, M.D., president/CEO of THA.
"Addressing the nursing shortage continues to be a top priority for the hospital association," said Stultz
Texas' nursing shortage is exacerbated by several factors, Stultz
noted, including a shortage of and low pay for nursing faculty.In 2005, nursing schools turned away more than 11,000 qualified applicants because of the lack of faculty.
"The best way to solve the state's nursing shortage is to ensure sufficient funding for programs that educate registered nurses," Stultz
..."The lack of accessible and affordable health care insurance is something that concerns and impacts all of us," said THA President/CEO Dan Stultz, M.D. "One-fourth of the Texas population or nearly 5.6 million Texans lack even basic health benefits, a higher percentage of the population than in any other state."
THA's Stultz noted that the uninsured rate in every major Texas city is higher than the national average, and Texas' share of uninsured children - more than 25 percent - is also higher than the national average.
"While the devil is in the details and the debate over the President's proposals will now begin, what is important is finding a workable and reasonable solution to this crisis," Stultz
"The momentum is building at the local, state and now, with the President's State of the Union address, at the federal level," said Stultz
Click photo to download high resolution jpeg (3 MB).Dan Stultz
Sept. 14, 2006The Texas Hospital Association has named Dan Stultz, M.D., as its new president/CEO, effective Jan. 1.Stultz succeeds Richard Bettis, CAE, who has served as THA president/CEO since 2001.
...Stultz will begin a transition period in October, culminating with his assuming the CEO role on Jan. 1.
medical background as well as his
experience as a hospital administrator, Dan
has first-hand knowledge of the issues that challenge THA member hospitals/health systems.The board is confident that Dan has the knowledge, political acumen and charisma to be a transformational leader, and that he will guide THA to even greater success on behalf of the hospitals of Texas," said Dan Wolterman, chairman of the THA Board of Trustees.
...Stultz, currently chief executive officer of Shannon Health System in San Angelo, served as 2004-05 chairman of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees.In addition to his THA service, Stultz has been active in other health care organizations, including serving on the board of VHA Southwest, Inc., and the Texas Association of Voluntary Hospitals.He
also has served on the Texas Medical Association's
Council on Socioeconomics and the Advisory Board of the West Texas Training Center
.Stultz is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, which has designated him as a Certified Healthcare Executive. Stultz earned a bachelor's degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown and his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School in Houston.Following medical school, he served his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
In 1996, Stultz
completed the health care management program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina
.Stultz began practicing medicine in 1978 as part of the Angelo Clinic Association, and became its medical director 10 years later.From 1993 through December 1995, Stultz was medical director of Shannon Health Plan, where he helped develop and license HMOBlue, a joint venture among Shannon Health System, Midland Memorial Hospital and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas.In 1995 he reduced his practice to focus solely on arthritis patients and became medical director of Shannon Health System.In 1999, Stultz became CEO of Shannon Health System.